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My boyfriend and I are planning a 4 day trip to LA soon and I'm wondering if it's worth bringing our dog too. Are there a lot of dog-friendly places in LA or would it be too much of a hassle? Would we be able to bring her in to shops, cafes/restaurants (we'd sit outside), etc.? Would it be easy to find dog-friendly airbnbs/hotels? She's small and well-behaved, if that makes a difference. We're from Vancouver and dogs aren't allowed in most shops and restaurants so if that's the case in LA too I'd rather get her a sitter at home. Thanks dogforums

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Right now, Los Angeles County is the #1 covid hotspot in the U.S. and the county health department is asking anyone entering the county to quarantine for ten days.

You might want to do a bit of research before even going there yourselves.
 
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I can't speak to LA (though I also caution against travelling anywhere until the COVID situation in the US - and in general - is under much better control), but some things to consider with international travel with a dog:

- Make sure you know what's legally required to bring your dog across borders. At the very least the US will probably require proof of rabies vaccination, which might need to be administered up to 30 days before you cross the border. I don't know if there may also be some documentation required to bring your dog back into Canada after your trip. Keep in mind some airlines may have requirements above and beyond the federal import laws.

- If you're flying, only a very small dog is going to be legally allowed in cabin for most airlines. Small enough to fit in a carrier under the seat while standing, is the standard I saw when I was dealing with this (though different airlines have different sizes of seats, it's not much space). My ~16lb poodle had to fly cargo when I moved internationally with him. Flying cargo not something I'd put a dog - or myself - through for a vacation.

- For a sensitive or anxious dog, flying or a very long car ride might be more stress than it's worth, even if your pup can fly in cabin with you. You know your dog best, but definitely make that decision if the travel stress is going to be worth it to a dog who doesn't understand the concept of vacations or why their life has been massively disrupted, even if LA is very dog friendly.
 

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Los Angeles, California or the State of Louisiana?
 

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Los Angeles, California or the State of Louisiana?
Ha! Never thought of that (says the geology major who sucks at geography.)
 
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