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Pet-Friendly Car Rental Companies in NYC

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There are more than 471 million pet dogs, which is a staggering number. We aren’t even going to look at cars, lizards, and other animals that are kept as pets. So, we can all agree that there are many people with pets.

So, what happens when someone with a pet wants to go on a vacation, or just wants to go to the other city for a couple of weeks? Well, they can’t just leave their pet behind, it needs to come with them. And suppose that you have a car that you are planning to go with, you can bring him with you.

But, what if you rent a car for your vacation? If you have a pet and don’t have a car then a rental car pet-friendly is a way to go. But, is every car rental pet-friendly in NYC? We don’t know about all of them, but we are going to give you a list of pet-friendly car rental companies.

1. RealCar is a car rental company that specializes in luxury vehicles of all kinds. So, if you want a luxury pet-friendly rental car, you should probably look them up because everything from luxurious convertibles to SUVs is available with them.

But, be aware, pets are allowed in all the cars that RealCar provides but they are going to charge you a $150 cleaning fee if your pet messes up the car.

2. Hertz

Hertz was founded back in 1918 and it was one of the first rental car companies in the US. They specialize in compact and full-size sedans. That makes it perfect for a variety of occasions and almost every budget.

They allow pets, but be sure to bring the car back cleaned, as they too can charge a fee for cleaning after your pet.

3. Alamo Car Rentals

Alamo car rentals is one of the biggest car rental companies in the US. They have a wide variety of cars for rent. Chances are that they have everything that you are looking for. They do allow pets, and service animals can be in a car without a carrier.

They require a car to be returned without any signs of a pet ever being in the vehicle. That means that you should clean the entire car. If you don’t do that there is a fee that you would need to pay them.

4. Avis

Avis was the first rental car company that operated from an airport, that was back in 1946. Now, they have locations all over the US and Canada. And they are pet-friendly everywhere.

They do have a little harsher policies if your car has pet hair or even their smell, you will be paying a cleaning fee of $250. So, be sure to clean your car.

5. Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Back in 1957, Enterprise Rent-a-Car was established, and it got its name after an aircraft carrier that the founder served on. The Enterprise slowly but surely became one of the largest car rental companies in the world. They offer cars, exotic cars, and trucks across 8.000 locations.

They are pet-friendly in all of the vehicles, but you need to make sure that you bring the car clean to avoid any cleaning fees.

6. Dollar Car Rental

Dollar Car Rental is available in more than 800 locations in the US and Canada. They are pet-friendly, and you don’t even need to notice them or anything. There are also no up-front fees.

But, if the car is not returned in a clean condition, you may need to pay a fee of up to $250. So, be sure to use a blanket under your pet, or even put your pet in a carrier if you know that he can’t behave.

7. Budget Rent a Car

Budget Rent a Car was founded more than 60 years ago with the idea to offer a cheaper solution to renting a car. And their strategy was great because now, after 60 years, they are in every state in the US.

They allow pets that are usually kept in a house, which means small pets. And as well as every other rental car company they will charge you a fee if the vehicle is in worse shape than when they gave it to you.

8. Thrifty

Thrifty is yet another popular car rental that has many locations, so you are practically never too far away from them. They allow pets but they too like almost every other car company will charge you more if your pet makes a mess in the car.

They advise their clients that are traveling with pets to keep them secure in a carrier or a booster seat. Cleaning fees range from $50 to $250 at Thrifty rent-a-car.

9. National Car Rental

National Car Rental is in the business of renting cars for more than 75 years, during which time they have expanded a lot. From a small fleet to more than 1,500 locations around the world. They specialize in affordable cars, so there is something for every budget.

They allow dogs in the backseat and they require you to bring the car back clean and free of hair.

10. SIXT

Back in 1912, SIXT started its business with just three cars in Germany. Since then they grew into one of the biggest car rental companies in the world. They are pet-friendly rental cars and you can even get a bigger car like an SUV or minivan at some locations that accommodate pets better.

Their experts say that you should bring some toys for your pet so they keep calm in the vehicle.

Closing Thoughts

We are sure that we helped you find a pet-friendly car rental. You should carefully read our list and determine which car rental company suits you the best. If no car rental companies that we mentioned are in your area, you should google “pet-friendly car rental near me” And remember that if you rent out a convertible and go for a ride with your pet, it will be an unforgettable experience for your pet.

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