Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
Whether the destination is sandy or snowy, traveling for many pet parents begins with packing up the car and piling in the whole family – including four-pawed members! According to an online survey conducted by No. 1-rated Petplan pet insurance of more than 3,300 American pet parents, 70% said they bring their pets along on their travels because they couldn’t leave their furry family members behind.
And that’s just the beginning of the journey. Petplan’s survey reveals that 53% of pet parents purchase a souvenir for furry friends as mementos of the trip. Keepsakes range from locally made treats and destination-themed T-shirts to swankier souvenirs like monogrammed luggage, cozy blankets and beds, and custom collars – a few families even purchased motor homes just so their pets could come along for the ride.
According to the survey, 79% of pet parents estimate they will spend up to $20 on that special souvenir for their pets; 15% will spend up to $50; and 6% will spend more than that – the sky’s the limit!
But paw-picked presents are not the only way pet parents include their four-legged family members in their travel preparations, according to survey results:
“Our pets are members of the family, so it’s natural that we’d include them when planning for family getaways,” says Natasha Ashton, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Petplan. “The survey results reflect the lengths we’ll go to be sure our pets enjoy traveling as much as we enjoy having them with us. And whether your pets sign your postcards, or are treated with souvenirs from your adventures, one thing is certain – wherever we roam, our four-legged family members are in our thoughts and hearts!”
For more tips and information on safe traveling with pets, visit http://www.GoPetplan.com.
Top-rated pet insurance provider, Petplan, is the only pet insurance company to have been included on Inc. Magazine’s list of 500 fastest-growing, privately held companies in America. Petplan’s fully customizable dog insurance and cat insurance policies provide coverage for all hereditary and congenital conditions for the life of the pet as standard, and meet the coverage requirements and budget for pets of all/any age. Petplan policies are underwritten by AGCS Marine Insurance Company, a member of the Allianz Group, rated A+ by A.M. Best (2011). For information, about Petplan pet insurance, visit http://www.GoPetplan.com, read the Petplan Pet Insurance Blog, or call 1-866-467-3875.