Amy Burkert

Amy and Rod Burkert run the award-winning pet travel website,, the one-stop source for locating dog friendly hotels, restaurants, beaches, campgrounds, and more. With detailed pet policies and a Road Trip Planner has been referred to as "The MapQuest of pet friendly," GoPetFriendly makes it easy to plan a trip with your entire family. The Burkert's blog, Take Paws, is an encyclopedia of pet travel tips, pet friendly destination advice, and stories of their adventures as they travel full-time in their Winnebago with their dogs, Ty and Buster.

New Laws Require Dogs to Be Restrained in Vehicles

There are laws to protect us from drunk drivers and people who text, apply make-up, or talking on the phone while driving. Is the requirement that we buckle up our pets really too much to ask? Read more

Dog Friendly Summer Checklist

Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning some dog friendly fun outdoors. Great adventures abound, and we have a few suggestions to get your wheels spinning for a memorable time with your pal. Read more

Cannon Beach - Voted Best City For Pet Travelers

In their own pet friendly version of March Madness, launched a tournament pitting 64 of the most pet friendly destinations in the US and Canada against each other.  Read more

New United Airlines Pet Travel Policy Bans Nine Breeds

Most airlines have policies restricting pets that can experience problems breathing from flying at certain times of the year, for the safety of the pets – but United has gone further, labeling nine dog breeds as “dangerous” and banning them from all flights. Read more

Top 10 Dog Friendly Beaches for 2012

Just in time for summer vacation planning, recently announced their Top 10 Dog Friendly Beaches for 2012: Read more

Dog Vacay: Pet Care Alternative Launches

Dog Vacay, an online marketplace that matches dog owners in need of pet-care services with amazing qualified animal caregivers, launched yesterday in Los Angeles and San Francisco and expects to expand to other parts of the country rapidly. Read more

Dog Friendly Must-Do's in Austin

If I were going to create the perfect dog-friendly city, it would look a lot like Austin. The weather invites outdoor activities, and Austinites take full advantage. But the best part is – whether they’re running, biking, playing sports, eating, or just sitting back taking it all in – they take their dogs along. Read more

Pet Airways Faces Difficulties

Pet Airways, the pets-only airline that has transported more than 7,000 dogs and cats since it launched in 2009, appears to have it a bit of “ruff” air. Read more

Traveling Dogs With A Cause

People and their dogs are setting out to make a difference in the world. Since we’re stationary for the next several weeks, we thought you might want to get your vicarious pet travel needs met with these ambitious folks! Read more

Insider's Guide: Pet Friendly Trip Preparation


Spring will be here soon, and there’s nothing like the feel of wind in your fur. Now’s the time to start planning a pet friendly road trip, and we’ve got the tips you’ll need to make preparing a breeze. Read more

Pet Travel: What If Your Dog Gets Sick?


Pets get sick. We hate to even think about it – but it’s part of life. Illnesses or accidents that require a visit to the veterinarian are hard enough when you’re home, but when you’re traveling things are even tougher. Read more

Pet Friendly New Orleans

New Orleans is not likely to be the first city that pops into your head when you think of pet friendly places. In fact, a lot of the activities that make NOLA what it is are distinctly pet inappropriate. However, taking the dogs to New Orleans for the first time pushed us to explore parts of the city we didn’t even know existed, and good ideas quickly distinguished themselves from bad ones. Read more

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