Taking your cats travelling

  1. I am planning on moving back to the Uk but would like to travel around the USA first. However I have two cats.
    Does anyone know if you can take your cats on travel assignments. If yes, which agency allows that????????
    Thanks.
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  3. by   Brownms46
    The problem is not which agency allows them, it is what housing in the area your assignment will be in that allows them. Except in very few cases, you're responsible for the deposits for your pets, and some places they can be pretty hefty.

    Many travelers, travel with their pets, even large dogs. But there are times when finding suitable housing that allows pets can be a challenge. I don't know of any agency that says a traveler can't have pets.
  4. by   canoehead
    When you go back to the UK, don't they have a six month quarantine period for cats? That's a terrible thing for them to go through.
  5. by   bagladyrn
    You can take your pets - I travel with a dog. As said above, there generally pet deposits - my company helps by paying it for me up front, then depending on the amount, deducting it from several paychecks (I can opt to pay it out myself, but find this simpler), then when amount of refundable deposit comes back, it goes in next paycheck under nontaxable.
    The other thing to realize is that you will slightly limit your choice of housing, which can mean a longer commute, or not quite so many amenities in your apt.(The really upscale places frequently don't allow pets) For me, this is worth it to have my dog along.
  6. by   1996RN
    bagladyrn,
    i just want to know what company you work with that is so helpful with your pet deposits and stuff. i'm in the market for a coupla travel companies to begin soon. any info would be appreciated. thanks!
  7. by   bagladyrn
    I work for CrossCountryTravCorps. I've been with them a long time, so they really know my needs and requirements. Feel free to e-mail me at bagladynurse@aol.com if I can answer any questions for you.
  8. by   seanymph
    I am with Medical Mobile Staffing and Crystal, my recruiter has been great with this. Feel free to e-mail me at caslerd@yahoo.com if you would like. I travel with my dog and cat.
  9. by   vettech
    Originally posted by CCURN
    I am planning on moving back to the Uk but would like to travel around the USA first. However I have two cats.
    Does anyone know if you can take your cats on travel assignments. If yes, which agency allows that????????
    Thanks.
    If you want some advice for helping your fuzzy friends handle the trips, PM me and I can help you with a few tips (and suggested mild tranqs if needed).
  10. by   renerian
    I liked Robison/Michelle.

    renerian
  11. by   CatRN
    Hi there....My boyfriend and I travel with our two cats and have not yet found a problem. We've been traveling for over two years and our company has been wonderful with helping us. They pay for our pet deposit as well, for all of our assignments. We are with Cross Country Trav Corps.....we have also used American Mobile, again without a problem. Cats aren't that difficult to find housing with, dogs are tougher

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