Knowing the rules of the road will make your next fur-family vacation more fun for everyone

French Bulldog in Car
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Many public transit systems in the West are dog-friendly (presuming you follow a few ground rules), including the Seattle area’s King County Metro, recently named North America’s best large transit system.


Some airports now offer fun “pet relief” areas complete with fake hydrants and plastic turf. At Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Terminal 3’s new outdoor Paw Pad features native Arizona plants for a more natural feel.


As of 2016, some pooches can hit Amtrak’s rails for just $25 extra – with a few limitations. Dogs (and their required carriers) must weigh in at less than 20 pounds and stick to routes less than 7 hours.


Until UberPET service expands from Mexico City to the U.S., you can’t request paw-friendly wheels at the push of a button. For now, Lyft, Uber, and most taxi companies recommend the same strategy: Just call your driver, and make sure they’re cool with your leashed passenger.

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