Quiz: The Ultimate Top Pet-Friendly Vacation Spots Quiz: HowStuffWorks
The Ultimate Top Pet-Friendly Vacation Spots Quiz
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You want to take your favorite pet on vacation this year and perhaps you are not sure where to go. Take our quiz and learn more about pet-friendly vacation spots.
What is a U.S. statistic that may surprise even avid pet lovers?
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, the percentage of U.S. families with pets is double that of U.S. families with children. Owners pamper their pets, brag about them and look forward to being with them every day.
How many Americans traveled with their pets in 2007?
When people travel, they do not want to leave pets behind, and increasingly they do not. According to the U.S. Travel Association, 29 million Americans traveled with their pets in 2007.
How many pet dogs were there in American families at the end of 2009?
According to the Humane Society of the United States, there were 77.5 million dogs in American families at the end of 2009. There were also approximately 93.6 million cats with human pets in the United States that year.
What is a most basic rule of thumb to follow when traveling with a pet?
No one wants to discover animal feces accidentally by walking on it. So make sure you always carry bags to pick up after your pet and be careful where you dispose of animal waste so it does not contaminate water or agriculture.
How many miles of hiking trails, many of which are open to pets, does Arkansas claim to have?
According to Arkansas.com, the state has 1,500 miles (2,414 kilometers) of hiking trails and 2.9 million acres (1,173,588 hectares) of national forest a large portion of which is available to pets. Some of these spots require pets on leash only while others allow pets to roam free with their owners.
How many miles in length is the Appalachian Trail?
The Appalachian Trail is 2,170 miles (3,492 kilometers) long and stretches from Maine to Georgia. Dogs are permitted along most of the trail. Where they are prohibited there are shuttle services and kennels so dogs can bypass restricted areas and rejoin their masters at the end.
Where can you go and take your horse on vacation with you?
The Big South Fork National River and Recreational Area stretches across Tennessee and meanders north into Kentucky and the Watson Mill Bridge State Park in Georgia. These horse-friendly forests have cabins, bunkhouses, and Big South even has a lodge that can be reached only by horseback.
In Newport, Ore. who was the Chairman of Rogue that is honored in the Annual Brewer's Memorial Ale Fest?
Each May, beer-lovers and their dogs gather at Rogue Ales to commemorate the Chairman of Rogue, a black Labrador retriever named Brewer the Brewdawg. The dog kept company with Rogue Ales brew master John Maier and appeared in local television commercials until he died in 2006.
About how many dogs enter shows hosted the American Kennel Club each year?
The American Kennel Club states that AKC shows three million dogs every year. You and your dog can compete in single breed shows, obedience trials, hunting tests, and many other types of dog shows through 4,500 AKC-affiliated community clubs nationwide.
What should you do before you take your pet camping with you?
Always keep your pets immunizations up to date and make sure you have adequate supplies of flea and tick treatments or repellants. Take your pet’s immunization documents and certificates with you as some places, especially kennels, will ask for proof of immunization before allowing pets.
What is a rule regarding pets at theme parks that allow entrance to your pets?
You may not take your pet on the rides, but you can keep them with you as long as they are on a leash or you may put them in an unsupervised kennel. If you choose to use the kennel, it is a good idea to take along your pet's blanket, bowl and toys as well as checking on it often.
What is typical in regards to pets in most state and national parks?
State and national parks have very strict rules governing pets, no pets restricted areas and steps that their owners must take upon entering the park. Pet owners who fail to follow park rules will often be ejected from the park and possibly fined as well.
How many competitions does the Cat Fanciers Association host each year around the world?
Recognizing 40 distinct pedigree breeds plus the "Household Pet Class," the Cat Fancier's Association (CFA) hosts 400 competitions all around the world each year. Atlanta had the honor of hosting the pinnacle event, the CFA International Cat Show, in 2008, with 728 feline competitors.
What will most airlines and some resorts and hotels require from you for your international traveling pet?
You will be required to have proper documentation from your vet certifying pet health and immunization. This includes proof of an up-to-date rabies vaccination that have specific time limits.
What is the maximum number of days prior to flight for a vet’s pet health certificate issuance to be accepted by an airline?
Most airlines require your pet’s clean bill of health be no more than 10 days old, do not visit the vet too early. Make sure you carry the veterinary doctor’s certificate of health with your tickets, as your pet will be prohibited from air travel without it.
How many kennels to care for your furry friend does Disney World have currently?
Disney has five kennels located at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, The Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and Fort Wilderness. They also plan a first-of-a-kind pet resort featuring luxury suites, grooming and a doggy day camp.
What is something unique that you and your dog can do together while in New York City?
New York Dog Tours offers three different doggy-and-me guided excursions: Central Park and the West Side, Midtown or Downtown. You can also take your four-legged friend to some of the city's most elegant department stores, including, Tiffany’s, Ralph Lauren or Saks Fifth Avenue.
What is unique about Coronado Dog Beach in California and Susan Kimmelman Dog Beach in Chicago?
The Coronado Dog Beach on Coronado Island, Calif., and the Susan Kimmelman Off-leash Dog Beach at Montrose Beach in Chicago allow dogs to roam and swim without a leash. Many other beaches allow dogs, but insist that they are on a leash at all times.
What is a recent trend in some cities parks designed to better accommodate dogs and their owners?
Many cities have dog parks where the entire perimeter is fenced so your dog can run and play without worry of escape. Some even are equipped with agility courses, pet water stations and swimming ponds.
What percentage do people vacationing with dogs comprise of all people that vacation with pets?
According to U.S. Travel Association, dogs vacation with their owners disproportionately more often than cats do. People vacationing with dogs comprise 78 percent of all people who vacation with pets.
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