Finding A Pet Friendly Rental Car Agency

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When you’re traveling with your pets, this is not the way you want to see your home and only mode of transportation.

Winnebago on Tow Truck
It's a tough place to park ...
Winnebago on Tow Truck
... but once you're there, the gas mileage is fantastic!

Unfortunately, for us the GoPetFriendly.com Winnebago is in the shop for a week or so. On the other hand, it gave us the opportunity to research pet friendly car rental agencies. Here’s what we found:

Advantage Rent-A-Car Reservations: 800-777-5500  Customer Service: 800-777-5524

Pets are allowed to ride in the vehicles with no additional fees. Renters are responsible for any damage caused by their pets, and to avoid cleaning charges, vehicles should be returned clean and free of pet hair.

Alamo-Rent-A-Car Reservations: 877-222-9075  Customer Service: 800-445-5664

Pets are allowed to ride in the vehicles with no additional fees. Renters are responsible for any damage caused by their pets, and to avoid cleaning charges, vehicles should be returned clean and free of pet hair.

Avis Rent-A-Car Reservations: 800-331-1212  Customer Service: 800-352-7900

Pets are allowed to ride in 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. (The representative we spoke to indicated that the policy may vary by location, though all the locations we checked had the same policy.)

Budget Rent-A-Car Reservations: 800-527-0700  Customer Service: 800-214-6094

Housebroken 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.

Dollar Rent A Car Reservations: 866-776-6667 Customer Service: 866-776-6667

Pets are allowed to ride in 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.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Reservations: 800-262-7331  Customer Service: 800-264-6350

Pet policies differ 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 damages 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 Car Rental Reservations: 800-654-3131  Customer Service: 888-777-6095

Domestic pets are allowed to ride in 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.

National Car Rental Reservations: 877-222-9058  Customer Service: 800-468-3334

Pets are allowed to ride in 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 Reservations: 800-729-5377  Customer Service: 727-321-6352 ext 180

Pet policy differs by location. Call central reservations to determine the policy for your rental location.

Thrifty Car Rental Reservations: 800-847-4389  Customer Service: 800-847-4389

Pet policies differ 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 free of pet hair. Call central reservations to determine the policy for your rental location.

When you check in, be sure to let the agent know that you’re traveling with your pet. And remember – even if the car rental agency does not require it – it’s important for your pet’s safety to restrain them when traveling in any vehicle.

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