Archive for May, 2009

Southwest Airlines Now Allows Small Pets For the First Time

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Southwest Airlines has begun allowing a small dog or cat in a carrier on flights for the first time. The dog or cat, in the carrier, must fit under the seat and will count as the carry on bag for that passenger.  Southwest Airlines will continue to not allow larger animals into the cargo section.

There is a $75 each way fee to bring your small dog or cat. This will give people with small enough pets another option for in-cabin service. No major airline yet has in-cabin service for larger dogs and we don’t recommend placing a dog in cargo unless it is absolutely necessary. Therefore, in our minds, no major carrier has a viable travel solution for any dog greater than about 15 pounds. Over 75% of all dogs are too big to fly under a plane seat. Pet-friendly charters, or shared charters, are an available but very expensive option in most cases.

For information about Southwest Airlines new policy and other airlines pet policies you can see the airline policies for pets at this DogFriendly.com link.

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Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Malaysia

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

There is an article at KLUE, an online site from Malaysia, that discusses the author’s two dog-friendly restaurants that he has found in Malaysia. The article (for the time being) is at this link.  One of these restaurants allows dogs inside and the other allows dogs on the patio. For our list of dog-friendly patio dining in the U.S. you can visit this link on DogFriendly.com.

DogFriendly.com’s Roaming Reporter – Europe

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

EUROPE

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