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TRAVELING
WITH
SERVICE
ANIMALS

By Air, Road, Rail
and Ship Across
North America


BY HENRY KISOR
and
CHRISTINE GOODIER


COMING FROM
THE UNIVERSITY
OF ILLINOIS PRESS
IN AUGUST 2019




(University of Illinois Press, prices pending.)

if you are partnered with a service dog—or are in the hospitality or travel industries—a valuable new traveler's aid beckons.

Traveling with Service Animals is a narrative guidebook, salted with personal stories from service dog handlers, intended to help service dog partners travel by air, rail, road and cruise ship in North America.

It is written by two service dog partners: Henry Kisor, a retired journalist and author, and Christine Goodier, a veteran travel writer. Both have traveled extensively with their hearing dogs.

Chapter 1, The Basics, explores the many problems service dog handlers must deal with while traveling in North America.
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Chapter 2, In the Air, explains how to book air tickets, deal with TSA security and find relief spots at airports as well as the best airplane seats.


Chapter 3, Riding the Rails, tells how to deal with Amtrak and VIA Rail journeys.

Chapter 4, On the Road, explores travel by recreational vehicle, automobile and bus throughout Canada and the United States.

Chapter 5, Sailing the Seas, shows how to book cruises with a service animal and what to expect aboard ship, including relief areas for the dogs.

Chapter 6, That Annoying Paperwork, details the intricate documentation required for entry of a service dog into all North American countries.

Appendices offer further details, useful links to government services, umbrella service dog organizations, training groups and a listing of organizations dealing with disabilities that use service animals.