Traveling with Service Animals

By Air, Road, Rail, and Ship across North America
Author: Henry Kisor and Christine Goodier
A first of its kind travel guide for human-animal partnerships
Cloth – $110
Paper – $19.95
eBook – $14.95
Publication Date
Paperback: 09/23/2019
Cloth: 09/23/2019
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About the Book

Service animals have opened up amazing new worlds of adventure for travelers with disabilities. Henry Kisor and Christine Goodier provide a narrative guidebook full of essential information and salted with personal, hands-on stories of life on the road. As the travel-savvy human companions of Trooper (Kisor's miniature schnauzer/poodle cross) and Raylene (Goodier's black Labrador), the authors share experiences from packing for your animal partner to enjoying the animal-friendly rides at Disneyland. A section of easy-to-use pages offers travelers handy checklists, primers on import regulations and corporate policies, quick advice for emergencies, and other information.

Practical and long overdue, Traveling with Service Animals provides any human-animal partnership with a handbook for exploring the world.

About the Author

Henry Kisor is a retired book review editor and literary columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. His books include What's That Pig Outdoors? A Memoir of Deafness and Zephyr: Tracking a Dream across America.Christine Goodier is a freelance travel writer.

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"A highly recommended resource for anyone who travels with a service animal, as well as for anyone who works in transportation, hospitality, or any business with public accommodations." --Library Journal

"Enlivened throughout with firsthand anecdotes of the authors and other service animal handlers, this long overdue handbook is a winner." --Booklist

"A comprehensive, readable, and well-researched handbook for traveling with a service animal." --Journal of the American Veterinary Association


"This book is one of a kind. Detailed, easy to read, and well researched."--Toni Ann Eames, cofounder and president of the International Association of Assistance Dog Partners

"Traveling with Service Animals prepares those traveling with service animals to answer the call with confidence when far-off horizons beckon. These well-traveled authors share their experiences, best practices, travel tips, and in-depth travel information to ensure every journey with a service animal becomes a stress-free, pleasurable experience. This book is a must-have to get there!"--Sheila O’Brien, president of the North American Region of Assistance Dogs International

"Traveling with Service Animals is a must-read for any service dog handler interested in travel with their four-legged partner. Henry and Chris balance relatable anecdotes with practical information, helping the reader navigate legal and logistical hurdles to ultimately open up their world."--Sarah Birman, director of training and client services, Canine Companions for Independence


•  Silver Award, Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition--Guidebook Category, Society of American Travel Writers, 2020