Pet Friendly Car Rental Agencies

A trip can be fun. A trip with your pet is even more fun. If you’re like me and live in a city, you may not have a car and renting is the only option for road trips. There are quite a few pet friendly car rental agencies. Some charge additional fees and others have strict terms and conditions regarding pets who ride in the car, such as must be in a carrier or must clean the car and not leave pet hair on the seats.

A number of the rental companies do not have their pet policy on their websites, so it is best to call and make a reservation and double check their policy guidelines.

Here are several car rental companies that have pet-friendly policies:

Advantage
800-777-5500
Pets are allowed to ride in the vehicles with no additional fees. You are responsible for any damage caused by your pets, and to avoid cleaning charges return the car clean and free of pet hair and debris.

Alamo-Rent-A-Car Reservations
877-222-9075
Pets are allowed to ride in the vehicles with no additional fees. All vehicles should be returned clean, free of pet hair and debris.

Avis Rent-A-Car
800-230-4898
Pets are allowed to ride in vehicles with no additional fees. Pet travel policies may vary by location, so call and confirm before renting. All vehicles must be returned clean and free of pet hair, dirt, and debris. If your pet can travel in a carrier it is recommend to use one. Proper pet restraintsts such as car harnesses are also strongly recommended.

Budget Rent-A-Car
800-527-0700
Housebroken pets are allowed to travel in a Budget car. The cars must be clean, free of pet hair, smells, and stains upon return to avoid additional charges of damage or special cleaning.

Dollar Rent A Car
800-800-4000
Pets are allowed to ride in vehicles with no additional fees. When returning the car, make sure it is free of pet hair to avoid cleaning charges.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
800-261-7331
Pet policies differ by location but most locations allow pets in the vehicles, as long as they are confined to a carrier. Call central reservations to determine the policy for your rental location and fees they may charge.

Hertz
800-654-3131
Housebroken pets are allowed to ride in vehicles with no additional fees. The cars should be returned clean and free of pet hair to avoid damage or special cleaning fees.

National Car Rental
877-222-9058
Pets are allowed to ride for no additional fee. You are responsible for any damage caused by the pet, and to avoid cleaning charges, cars should be returned clean and free of pet hair.

Thrifty
800-400-8877
Pet policies differ by location. Call central reservations to determine the policy for your rental location.

When you check in, be sure to let the representative know that you’re traveling with your pet. Safe Travels!

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  1. Be very careful when renting a car in Europe! Many of the rental agencies there will charge extra for cleaning if your pet rides in their car.

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