Oct 29, 2018

Travelling with Pets: Top Tips from Our Regina Hotel

Ensure that your pet will be safe and happy while travelling to our Regina hotel.

Ensure that your pet will be safe and happy while travelling to our Regina hotel.

Sometimes it’s just not an option to leave your beloved pet at home when travelling. This is especially true for anyone embarking on a family holiday or moving across the country. Making the trip a comfortable one is not only important for your pet’s well being, but for your own contentment in knowing that all family members are safe, secure and happy. The Comfort Suites Regina hotel offers some helpful tips to assist you and your furry friend in having a prosperous and pleasant trip.

Get Your Pet Checked Before Leaving

If your pet hasn’t visited your friendly neighbourhood veterinarian in a while, you may want to book a medical check-up before you leave. Your vet can notify you if any vaccinations are due. If you are travelling to the US from our hotel in Regina, this will be especially important, as you will likely need to show a valid certificate that your pet has been immunized against rabies. Pets may be denied entry if they look sick at the port of entry.


Make Up your Own Doggy or Kitty Bag

It’s important to pack a few essentials when travelling with your pet. Make sure to include:

  • Enough food and water for at least three days of travel, along with dishes
  • Treats
  • Leashes, collars, muzzle if necessary
  • Identification tag
  • Waste disposal bags
  • Chew toys and blanket
  • A photo of your pet in case it gets lost (you can save one on your smartphone)
  • Brush, shampoo

Lessen your Travel Time

Put yourself in your pet’s “paws” if you will.  It can’t be comfortable or fun having to stay in a cramped carrier or cage for hours on end. If travelling by road, consider making lots of pit stops, where your pet can stretch its legs with a walk or run, as well as do its business. If you find yourself driving through southern Saskatchewan and need a place to rest your and your pet’s head, look for pet-friendly hotels that offer easy access to major highways and thoroughfares. The Comfort Suites hotel in Regina, Saskatchewan is located just north of the Trans Canada Highway off Highway 11 (Louis Riel Trail).


Look for Regina Pet-Friendly Hotels That Offer Extra Incentives

A hotel may say it’s pet-friendly, but really doesn’t offer any incentives that provide added comfort to you and your pet. Hotel rooms in Regina that offer spacious floor-level accommodation, so you don’t have to transport your pet up stairs, and that are located near dog-friendly parks or areas where your pet can stretch its legs and also use the “facilities” will make your stay worthwhile. 

Travelling with the smallest member of your family? Read our hotel blog on 5 Tips to Follow When Travelling with a Baby.


See why the Comfort Suites is one of the highest rated pet-friendly hotels on TripAdvisor. Regina hospitality is what we offer. That’s why we give all our guests checking into our pet-friendly accommodation a treat bag for their pets upon arrival.  Read about our requirements before making your booking.