Traveling to your next assignment without your pooch (or kitty-were not discriminating!) would seem incomplete. You come home everyday to find them waiting by the door to greet you, that it would seem like something is amiss if they weren’t along for the ride. So there’s no reason you shouldn’t take along your favorite furry friends with you on your travel nursing assignments, just as long as you set it up with the staffing agency you are working with.
If you want to travel with your pets, be it a dog, cat, etc… Make sure you tell your recruiter in advance. You’ll want to give them enough time to find you the proper housing that allows you to have them along. Just because you have a pet, it won’t prohibit you from working at a desired location. It just means, the housing department at the staffing company you’re traveling with has to do a little more research, after all it is there job to accommodate you to the fullest. There too may be added deposits and such, but that usually is included within your pay package and so forth.
It’s a good idea to plan ahead if and when you do decide to hit the road with your pets. There are a number of great resources out there to help you map out a route that welcomes you and your pets. Check out Pets On the Go, here you will find all the places that welcome overnight stays with your pets, everything from bed and breakfasts to major hotel chains. There’s also great travel tips and links to stuff you can buy for you pets to ensure a safe and fun journey and so much more.
Another good place to start if planning to travel great distances with your beloved pets is a site called, SureFit.net. They offer a product called, Auto Friends. It’s a hammock-like slip cover that lays over top of your back seat and prevents your pets from sliding should you hit the brakes quickly. It also protects your upholstery from stains and such and is easy to clean and maintain. The site also released a list of the top 10 destinations for traveling with pets.