Cars - Research, Prices and Reviews
Carfax.com - Buying a used car can be a bit of a gamble. Reduce the risk by making sure to run a Carfax report on any car you're considering for purchase. You'll learn how many owners the car has had, and most importantly, whether the car has a salvage title, someone just about everyone would like to avoid.
AutoTrader.com - If you're looking for a used car, regular visits to AutoTrader are a necessity. You can save searches, and setup email alerts for cars meeting your criteria. You'll find car listings from both dealers and private parties. Before buying, make sure to check their advice on fraud avoidance
DogCars.com - Don't miss the car reviews by columnist and dog owner, Gina Spadafori.
Edmunds - Great for pricing information, for both used and new cars. Make sure to run one of their TMV price reports before heading out to the dealer.
FuelEconomy.gov - In these days of high fuel prices, it's important to compare accurate MPG figures for the models you're considering.
BARKBuckleUP.com - The Bark Buckle UP mandate is to educate pet owners on the safest way to travel with their pets. They annually name a Pet Safe Vehicle of the Year, award a Seal of Recognition to products and services to support pet travel and safety needs, and promote awareness of pet safety to the public as well as first responders.
SafeCar.gov - While the name of this section of the National Highway Safety Commission is SafeCar.gov, that isn't the URL. That's the government for you. Still, for crash tests, recalls, etc. this is a good stop to make.
PetAutoSafety.com - This site offers a variety of dog travel accessories, such as seat belts, barriers and crates.
Finding the right crate to fit your car can mean the difference of between taking all your dogs with your, or having to leave someone at home! And none of us wants that. The following are sources for a variety of crates.
DogBox - These premium dog crates include a rear escape panel, something I haven't seen in any other crate.
KustomKrates.com - If money is no object, you can have high-quality crates made custom for your car.
Kennel-Aire - You'll find a variety of crate types and sizes, as well as pet barriers to fit your car.
Mountaintop Custom Kennels - Another option for custom crates for those with deep pockets, they also can create "toppers" to fit in the bed of your truck.
Slant Front Crates - Made by GeneralCage, f you have an SUV or wagon that slants in the rear, these crates might be just the ticket.
CargoLiners.com - For automotive products and traveling dogs, this web site offers a wide variety of cargoliners.
Dog Seat Belt Feature Comparison -Includes detailed specifications for many of the dog seat belts on the market.
BarkBuckleUp - Bark Buckle UP pet safety program is traveling Nationally to teach and promote pet safety while in automobiles and while traveling with our pets.
GasBuddy.com - Search for the cheapest gas in your area.
Travel - Dog Friendly Accomodations
CheapTickets.com - Select "Hotels", fill in the location and dates, then check "Let me choose amenities." When you click on "Search", you'll have the option to select "Pets OK."
DogFriendly.com - Comprehensive information including Travel Guides for dogs in the U.S. and Canada
FidoFriendly.com - Travel magazine for people with dogs
TakeYourPet.com - Subscription site, includes directory of pet-friendly lodging and other travel resources.
Trips With Pets - book hotels, find state leash laws, etc.
B&B Finder - Find pet friendly bed & breakfast inns
Pet Travel Center - almost everything you need to know before you go, including general travel tips and articles
PetTravel.com - includes more than 35,484 listings worldwide.
Travel - Airline
Airline Pet Regulations - Pet Travel Center's section with just about any airline you might consider flying
Pet Flight - Pet travel reports, including "incident reports," details and resolutions for various airlines and locations - searchable by airline or location
PetTravel.com - Includes information on flying with your pet.
Dog Registration Organizations
These organizations often host events that the public can view
AKC - American Kennel Club - look up shows to coincide with your travel plans
UKC - United Kennel Club
ASCA - Australian Shepherd Club of America
ARBA - American Rare Breed Association
Check out the links above under "Organizations" as well as a few below:
DogParksUSA - This site is far from complete, but you still could be handy when you're looking for a dog park in an area you're unfamliar with.
Dog Play - Activity and recreation ideas for you and your dog
USDAA - United States Dog Agility Association
NADAC - North American Dog Agility Council
USA - United Schutzhund Clubs of America