Welcome to Pet Travel and Pet Travel Store

Jerry Hatfield
Pet Travel was founded in 1986 by Jerry Hatfield and his best friend, a Shih Tzu named Ruggles. Jerry was a travel agent who wanted to travel with his pet, and, at the time, hotels did not advertise themselves as being pet friendly. After much researching, he launched a website, pupwup.com dedicated to providing pet friendly hotels and other information to people traveling with a pet. After a name change several years later, PetTravel.com was born. Today, Jerry works full time providing accurate and up to date information on pet passport and pet immigration information for almost every country in the world. Pet Travel is referred by the USDA and CFIA (Canada) as well as numerous embassies, the State Department, and military agencies worldwide. We are also referred by all the major airlines for pet travelers with questions on traveling by air with their pets.

Pet Travel has grown significantly with 12 people working full and part time on making the PetTravel.com website more comprehensive and useful for the traveling pet owner. The Pet Travel Store opened in 2006 with an inventory of pet microchips, pet scanners, pet cargo crates and in-cabin carriers. Our store and corporate offices are located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where 5 employees work everyday serving pet travelers.

We have over 35,000 pet friendly hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts, vacation rentals as well as businesses that service the pet industry in our database. We are constantly adding pet friendly hotels, dog parks, pet sitters, and fun things to do with your pet.
Pet owners who travel worldwide with their pet can find pet immigration rules for traveling to over 240 countries on Pet Travel. If your trip involves air travel, our airline pet policies cover every major airline that we can find. Need information on traveling with a pet? Our pet travel articles will provide all the information that you need for your trip, and some useful at-home information as well.

We know how much your pets mean to you. That is why we are committed to provide you the most accurate and up-to-date information on traveling with a pet. Your questions and comments are welcome. Feel free to email us at info@pettravel.com or call us toll free at (877) 241-0184.

The Pet Travel Store is located at 3558 NE 12 Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We are open 9:00AM to 7:00PM EST to serve you with all you need to travel with your pet all over the world. In our store, you can find pet immigration forms, airline pet policies, ISO pet microchips, microchip scanners, cargo crates, in-cabin airline pet carriers and much more. All of our employees
are here to answer questions and assist you with your traveling needs.

Thank you very much for your trust in our services. We will continue to work hard to assist you and your pet wherever your travels take you.


Susan H. Smith
President, Pet Travel, Inc.