This article originally appeared in Shape.
This summer's most likely travel companion is your pet. Sixty percent of dog and cat owners say they want to bring their furry friends with them when they take a trip, according to a recent survey. And hotels and resorts are listening, offering all kinds of pet perks, from personalized beds and bowls to special customized menus.
"As people continue to form strong bonds with their pets, we can expect more travelers to hit the road with them," says Julie Freeman, the managing director at MMGY NJF, a PR agency specializing in travel, tourism, and hospitality, who often travels with her dog, Tito. "Many destinations and hotels have pet-friendly policies and amenities, but people are now expecting an elevated level of service for their furry friends."