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Pet Policy Rental Cars, Lyft and Uber

Pet Travel by Car

Lyft
www.lyft.com
Unless a passenger has a service animal, it's up to the driver whether to allow the passenger's pet in the vehicle. All pet owners using Lyft should call their drivers right after their requests are accepted to confirm that their pet will be permitted in the vehicle.

Uber
www.uber.com
Drivers are expected to comply with all state, federal and local laws regarding the transportation of riders with disabilities and the use of service animals. If your pet is not a service animal, a non-service animal, it's up to the discretion of the driver to allow the pet or animal in the vehicle. Pet owners using Uber should contact their driver after their request is accepted to inform the driver that they are traveling with a pet.

Advantage Rent-A-Car
www.advantage.com
Reservations: 800-777-5500
Customer Service: 800-777-5524
Advantage Rent-A-Car allows pets to ride in vehicles provided they are properly contained in a travel kennel, container or cage at all times. For the health and comfort of subsequent renters of the vehicle who may be allergic to animal dander, the vehicle must be returned in its original condition with no animal hair or feathers anywhere in or on the vehicle. Renters whose vehicles require a detailed cleaning to remove animal hair or address sanitary issues will be assessed a $75 fee.

Alamo Rent-A-Car
www.alamo.com
Reservations: 877-222-9075
Customer Service: 800-445-5664
Alamo allows pets to ride in rental vehicles, however to avoid cleaning fees vehicles should be returned clean and free of pet hair.

Avis Rent-A-Car
www.avis.com
Reservations: 800-331-1212
Customer Service: 800-352-7900
Avis allows pets to ride in rental vehicles, however to avoid cleaning fees vehicles should be returned clean and free of pet hair.

Budget Rent-A-Car
www.budget.com
Reservations: 800-527-0700
Customer Service: 800-214-6094
Housebroken pets are invited to travel in your Budget rental car, just as they do in your personal car. Although Budget doesn't assess an extra fee for pets, pet owners will incur an additional charge for any damage caused by animals, or any special cleaning required as a result of shedding or accidents.

Dollar Rent A Car
Reservations: 866-776-6667
Customer Service: 866-776-6667
Pets are allowed to ride in the vehicles with no additional fees. Dollar suggests that the pet be kept in a carrier or crate. Renters are responsible for any damage caused by the pet, and to avoid cleaning charges, vehicles should be returned clean and free of pet hair.

Enterprise Rent A Car
Reservations: 800-261-7331
Customer Service: 800-264-6350
Pet policies differs by location. We were told that most locations allow pets in the vehicles, as long as they are confined to a carrier. Renters are responsible for any damage caused by the pet, and to avoid cleaning charges, vehicles should be returned clean and free of pet hair. Call central reservations to determine the policy for your rental location.

Hertz Rent-A-Car
www.hertz.com
Reservations: 800-654-3131
Customer Service: 888-777-6095
Hertz allows domestic pets to ride in vehicles. Although Hertz doesn't charge an extra fee for pets, pet owners will incur an additional charge for any damage caused by animals, or any special cleaning required as a result of shedding or accidents.

National Rent A Car
Reservations: 877-222-9058
Customer Service: 800-468-3334
Pets are allowed to ride in the vehicles with no additional fees. Renters are responsible for any damage caused by the pet, and to avoid cleaning charges, vehicles should be returned clean and free of pet hair.

Payless Car Rental
www.paylesscarrental.com
Reservations: 800-729-5377
Customer Service: 727-321-6352
Pet policy differs by location. Call central reservations to determine the policy for your rental location.

Thrifty Rent A Car
Reservations: 800-847-4389
Customer Service: 800-847-4389
Pet policies differs by location. We were told that most locations allow pets in the vehicles, as long as they are confined to a carrier. Renters are responsible for any damage caused by the pet, and to avoid cleaning charges, vehicles should be returned clean and free of pet hair. Call central reservations to determine the policy for your rental location.

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