Can I Take My Pet? Animal-Friendly Motorhome Suppliers

Can I Take My Pet? Animal-Friendly Motorhome Suppliers

Travelling by motorhome with your furry friend

They say dogs are a man’s best friend… so if you have a gorgeous pup, you’ve probably dreamt of travelling with them. After all, who wants to leave their bestie behind? While most motorhome hires don’t allow pets, you’ll be excited to know that there are a few notable exceptions, particularly campervan rentals in North America - yes, fur real!

We’ve compiled a list of campervan companies that will allow you to travel with your pet, as well as some general guidance to ensure you’re prepared for life on the road with your fur baby.

Cruise America and Cruise Canada

See the wonders of the United States of America and Canada with your pet by your side for no additional fee with Cruise America and Cruise Canada. There are no restrictions on the type of pet you can take, whether it’s your dog, cat, goldfish, goat, monkey or marmot. Although, if you turned up wanting to take a tiger on board, there might be a problem.

The only condition is that you clean up after your four-legged friend - a pretty mild demand!

Compass and El Monte RV

Compass and El Monte RV hires are also happy for you to travel with your beloved pet on your USA motorhome holiday for no extra fee. Once again, the only condition is that you return your RV in the same condition as you hired it in.

As long as your furry friend is well-behaved and you clean up after them, you’re good to go. Paw-some, right?

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays Motorhomes specialises in travel in Western Canada and across the USA. They offer pet-friendly campervan rentals for an additional fee of $250, giving you and your furry friend yet another option.

Certified service dogs

Travelling with a service dog, whether that be an emotional support, therapy or disability dog, is generally allowed across the board with campervan companies. Just be sure to indicate this upon making your booking.

Where can you go?

Even if your campervan hire allows pets, you’ll need to make sure you’re checking into a pet-friendly holiday park. While some are happy to host animals, there may be some restrictions (e.g. type of animal, breed, on-leash only), while some may not allow pets at all.

In addition to this, some areas including selected national parks have restrictions on which animals can enter in order to help protect vulnerable wildlife. When choosing where to take your furry friend, make sure you Google whether it allows pets beforehand to avoid disappointment.

Some holiday parks are so welcoming of pets that they actually have kennels where your dog can be looked after for the day while you’re out exploring. If you do your research, you’ll find you have many fantastic options.


There’s a whole world of pet-friendly travel out there - and it’s not dogs-only. If you’re a cat person, check out the story of Orange the RV cat, who may just be the world’s most well-travelled feline! For the dog people out there? You’ll love the story of Troy and Nikita, who are inseparable travel buddies.

There you have it - there are ‘meowntains’ of options for pet-friendly travel, particularly in the United States. Would you take your pet on an American road trip, or have you travelled with your pet before? Let us know in the comments.

Written By: Kristof Haines

It’s funny how motorhome memories stick with you. I can still recall a motorhome vacation my family took when I was five years old and how awesome I thought I was, tucked away in a loft bed above the cab. From revealing unique destinations to providing tips and tricks, it’s my mission to help others build great motorhome memories too.