Thursday, 29 August 2013

Yorkie on a bus - travelling with your dog

I've wanted to have a small dog, mainly because I live in a big city. Sometimes I use public transport and travelling by bus with a larger dog would be quite difficult (but of course it is also possible!)
Yorkies usually fit within the weight restrictions placed on pets. They're also usually less expensive to board than larger dogs.
I enjoy travelling, I also travel by plane quite often. Yorkshire Terriers are indeed easy to travel with. Soon, I will write posts about Yorkies on a plane and how to get a passport for your dog (EU Pet Passport and US regulations). Now I will present you, as examples, the regulations for New York and London :-) New York, USA New York Times
Technically, any dog is allowed on public transportation in the city as long it is “enclosed in a container and carried in a manner which would not annoy other passengers.” If your dog is small enough to fit in a carrier that you can hold on your lap, you are all set. Cabs are likely to pick you up without a problem, too. (Nadia Zonis, the author of “City Walks With Dogs: New York,” responds to readers)
London, UK Transport for London website
You can also travel with any other dog or domestic animal, unless there is a good reason for us to refuse it (such as if the animal seems dangerous or is likely to upset other customers). You must keep it under control on a lead or in a suitable container, and must not allow it on a seat. Staff can't take charge of any animal. You must carry animals on moving escalators or through automatic ticket gates.
My dog is really calm while on a bus, I must only admit that some people think she is very sweet and she attracts too much attention, and this is the reason why travelling with her by car is better :-) While reading on the subject I also came across 10 Cities (in US) With Small Dog-friendly Transportation according to Animal Planet :-) click to learn more and check the text out! 12-174 A pair of New York 'bendy buses' at South Ferry Station London

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