This article by Sarah Hughes originally appeared on Military.com, the premier resource for the military and veteran community.
Animal lovers know that pets are like family, which is why so many of us have a hard time being away from our four-legged friends while traveling.
Whether it's apermanent change-of-station(PCS) move, a family vacation or a visit with friends, military families are often on the go -- and it's not always possible to leave pets at home during long trips.
Fortunately, there are many pet-friendly hotels that allow your furry companion to join you on your travel adventures. The hotel chains listed below offer both military discounts and pet-friendly accommodations so you can bring your pet and feel a little more at home while on the road.
1. Best Western
With more than 1,600 pet-friendly hotels across North America, Best Western offers a discountto military service members and allows up to two domestic dogs per room, with a maximum size of 80 pounds per animal. Other pet types, such as cats, are allowed at the discretion of each property and require prior approval.
2. Choice Hotels
Choice Hotelsoffers more than 2,500 pet-friendly hotels where your pets can stay with you. They also show their appreciation for military and government travelers with guaranteed one- and two-person rates.
3. InterContinental Hotels Group
At a discounted Military Appreciation Rate,Intercontinental Hotels Groupoffers military members, their families and pets places to stay all around the world.
4. La Quinta Inns & Suites
La Quintaknows that your pets are part of the family and welcomes them to their hotels. Active-duty service members, veterans andmilitary spousescan save up to 12% at La Quinta's 800-plus pet-friendly locations from coast to coast.
5. Motel 6
Motel 6is proud to offer all active and retired military personnel and their families up to a 10% discount at all of their more than 1,400 locations. Service animals and well-behaved pets are welcome, with a limit of two pets per room.
6. Red Roof Inn
Red Roof Innwelcomes your pet to stay for free at more than 500 locations, and offers a 10% discount on room rates for military and government personnel.