A trip can be fun. A trip with your pet is more fun. If you’re like me and live in a city, you may not have a car but may rent one for weekend getaways. Many rental companies have pet-friendly policies. When renting a car, ask the company what their pet policy is and let them know that you are traveling with your dog or cat. This will help avoid any unexpected charges. And remember, proper safety restraints should be used when traveling with a pet in the car.
Here are several car rental companies that have pet-friendly policies:
Advantage: Pets are allowed to ride in the vehicle. When returning the car, all debris and pet hair should be removed from the interior to avoid any additional cleaning charges. Any damage done by your pet will be charged to your account.
Alamo: Pets are allowed with no additional fees, any damage is your responsibility. Cats are required to be in carriers. All pet hair and debris should be removed before returning the car to avoid additional charges to clean the vehicle. Any damage done by your pet will be charged to your card after inspection.
Budget: Housebroken pets are allowed in vehicles with no additional fees. They ask that you remove all pet hair from the car before returning it and any damage done will be charged to your account. Remember to let them know when making the reservation that a pet will be accompanying you.
Dollar: Pets are allowed in the vehicles with no extra fees. They strongly urge all pets to be in a carrier or crate. Renters are responsible for any damage done and all pet hair must be removed from the vehicle to avoid cleaning charges.
Enterprise: When renting a car, inquire what their pet policy is as it varies from location to location. Most allow pet in the vehicles as long as they are confined to a crate or carrier. To avoid any penalty fees, return the car free of pet hair.
Thrifty: Pet policies differ by location. Most allow pets to travel in the cars but strongly urge them to be in carriers or crates. Renters are also responsible for damage caused to the vehicle by the pet and all pet hair needs to be removed from the vehicle upon return to avoid any penalty charges. When making your reservation mention you have a pet that will be traveling with you and review their rules and regulations.