Couple launches website to help pet lovers travel

Amy and Rod Burkert of posted an article on StubbyDog describing what prompted them to found the website for people who want to travel with their pet.

Visitors can plan a road trip, find accommodations at hotels or campgrounds and pick from restaurants, services and activities that are pet friendly.

A destination guide lists activities by state, with three entries for Texas, including A Day in Austin with the Dogs.

Stay up to date with Take Paws, the Go Pet Friendly blog, and learn tricks for how to travel with pets in the tips & resources section. Visitors are encouraged to comment and add listings to the pet friendly database.

The couple travels with Ty, a 35-pound Shar Pei therapy dog, and Buster, a 75-pound German Shepherd—the fourth most restricted dog breed, behind Pit Bulls, Rottweilers and Dobermans.

They recently spent 10 months traveling more than 27,000 miles through 30 states and two Canadian provinces.

Honestly, we don’t feel we’ve made any gut-wrenching sacrifices to travel with Ty and Buster. A goal of is to connect pet lovers with businesses and service providers that will help make their travel experiences with their furry friends exceptional. Why? Because we believe that if it is easier for people to travel with their pet, more pets will get to go on vacation, and that will encourage more businesses to “Go Pet Friendly.”

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