Episode 04: Flying with Fido? Susan Garrett Shares How to Master Pet-Friendly Travel

By , May 2nd, 2017

Susan Garrett, Say Yes! Dog Training

Susan Garrett of Say Yes! Dog Training has taken home two World Championships, 15 U.S. Championships, and 10 Canadian Championships in the sport of dog agility. She shares how she trained her dogs and gives insights into some common questions pet owners have about their dog. But with all those championships comes quite a bit of travel, so Susan also delves into how pet owners can make sure getting their furry loved ones from point A to B can be a painless experience.

“Every single dog has got an unbelievable capacity to show you how brilliant they can be.”

Kate Buska, Hotel deLuxe

No one enjoys leaving their furry friend at the kennel when they travel, so more and more people are opting to bring their pets along. Hotel deLuxe in Portland, Oregon has gone above and beyond when it comes to pet-friendly accommodations. (Yes, there is even a pet psychic on staff.) Kate shares how the boutique hotel makes four-legged travelers feel at home.

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“It [Portland] is a casual city, so we love to bring our pets with us everywhere.”

Mentioned on the Show


BusinessKorea: “Korean Air and Asiana Airlines transported pets 24,741 and 12,595 times last year, respectively. The combined number increased 19.2% from a year ago to reach an all-time high. It has continued to go up since records began in 2010, when the number totaled 19,057. Exactly the same trend is being witnessed in the low-cost carriers, too.”

Pet Product News: “Overall spending in the pet industry has surpassed previous spending by more than $6 billion, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA). Pet industry spending for 2016 came in at a record high $66.75 billion, up from $60.28 billion in 2015, or a 10.7 percent growth.”

The Connexion: “Taking Fido en vacances via Eurotunnel has never been more popular, with the group announcing a 16% rise in the number of domestic pets carried onboard. Pet Travel, which the company says is a factor of customer loyalty, saw a record year, with 301,159 domestic pets transported – an increase of 16% compared to 2015.”