travel-chihuahuaBelieve it or not, there are only 13 days until Memorial Day — the start of the summer travel season. In this economy, some families may be scaling back on their travel plans — taking shorter vacations, staying closer to home, driving instead of flying.

Whatever your travel plans may be, you need to make plans for your pet before you go. Here at The Animal Store, we have a variety of ways to help.

Did you know that we can board a variety of animals right here at the store — including birds, small animals and reptiles? Whether you’ll be gone for a few days or a few weeks, we’ll take care of your pet while you’re gone. Click here to email us for more information or boarding rates.

For those who prefer to take their pets along, we have carriers of all sizes to make traveling easier and more comfortable for you and your pet. The Animal Store wants to help make traveling with your pet more financially comfortable, too, so just mention the Summer Travel post and get a whopping 30% off any pet carrier*.

We’ve also added a handy little widget to our blog’s left-hand sidebar that will help you identify pet-friendly hotels along your travel route. Bookmark our site so you can access the widget anytime you travel with your pet.

Don’t forget to add a trip to The Animal Store to your summer itinerary. Hope to see you soon.

*Offer good on white tags only and valid through June 5, 2009.