Travelling With Your Dog? Expo Rent a Car Makes it Easy in Vancouver

For many pet owners, leaving your dog behind when travelling is simply not an option. The good news is Expo Rent a Car welcomes dogs in our rental vehicles, so you can bring your faithful companion along on your Vancouver adventures!

We understand dogs are an important part of the family, and we accommodate pet owners with a straightforward dog policy, practical tips, and the city’s best rental car rates. Read on to learn how Expo Rent a Car makes renting with dogs easy.

Expo’s Simple Dog Policy: No Fuss, No Hidden Fees

Many major rental car companies allow dogs, but then surprise customers with major cleaning fees for dog hair or damage. At Expo Rent a Car, we don’t believe in gouging pet owners with exorbitant fees.

Our policy is simple and transparent:

  • Dogs are welcome in our rental vehicles at no extra charge.
  • No pet deposits required.
  • We provide blankets to protect seats from dirt and hair.
  • Renters are only responsible for damage clearly caused by pets.
  • Reasonable cleaning fees for excessive messes only.

As long as you avoid major damage or extreme messes such as vomiting, urine, or feces left in the vehicle, you will not incur significant fees for bringing your pet along. We understand that a minor mess can happen with pets, and do not price gouge our renters.

Tips for a Smooth, Stress-Free Rental Experience

To make your rental experience with a dog completely hassle-free, follow these handy tips:

  • Line the backseat and cargo area with a blanket or sheet to prevent scratches and contain loose hair.
  • If your dog is prone to motion sickness, avoid feeding them directly before the drive; you can also opt for anti-nausea medication recommended by your vet.
  • Bring a favourite toy or two to provide a sense of comfort and security to distract your pet from anything new that might cause distress during the trip.
  • Make regular stops every 1–3 hours for walks, exercise, water breaks, and bathroom breaks. Bring waste bags to clean up after your pet.
  • Have a durable dog harness and secure your dog properly when travelling. Do not allow them to sit in the driver’s lap.
  • Bring more towels than you think you need, just in case. Also bring enzyme spray and wipes in the event of an accident.
  • Carry an extra leash and collar in case the original gets lost.
  • Never leave your dog alone in the vehicle, even briefly. The cabin heats rapidly; if you must leave your vehicle, ensure another member of the family stays in the car and monitors the AC.
  • Attach your contact info to your dog’s collar in case they slip away at a rest stop. Also have current ID tags.

With basic preparation and planning, you can feel fully confident travelling in a rental car with your special furry co-pilot along for your Vancouver adventure!

Affordable Rates for Extended Rentals with Dogs

Because we welcome pet owners, Expo Rent a Car offers exceptionally affordable extended rental rates for multi-day and weekly rentals in Vancouver. For road trips spanning several days, our low weekly prices can save you hundreds compared to other rental companies.

Weekly rates start as low as $189 depending on vehicle size—incredibly affordable for worry-free car rentals with your dog tagging along for the ride. You can securely book your dates online today, right from our website!

We also offer simple one-way rentals between our downtown Vancouver, Vancouver Airport (YVR), and Surrey locations. This avoids hassles when starting or ending your trip outside the city.

With Expo Rent a Car, renting a vehicle for a Vancouver road trip or dog-friendly getaway has never been easier or more affordable!

Vancouver’s Top Dog-Friendly Attractions and Activities

Vancouver is a renowned dog-loving city, ranked as one of the top cities in the world for dogs. With numerous attractions and activities you can enjoy with your furry best friend, we’ve outlined some top recommendations for visiting Vancouver with a dog:

  • Stroll or jog through Stanley Park’s lush 400-hectare trails and stop to swim at the dog beach.
  • Hike up Dog Mountain, an aptly-named hill with great views and off-leash areas along the way.
  • Check out one of Vancouver’s many dog parks and beaches where pups can play off-leash.
  • Ride the SeaBus across Burrard Inlet to the North Shore’s hiking and trail network. Dogs ride for free!
  • Tour craft breweries like 33 Acres and Brassneck that feature patios welcoming dogs.
  • Dine at a dog-friendly restaurant with a patio like the Gull Pub or Tap & Barrel.
  • Ferry to nearby Bowen Island for attractions like Killarney Lake, Crippen Regional Park, or Mt Gardner.
  • Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and walk across the 450ft swaying bridge with your pup.

With your dog happily in tow, a Vancouver car rental opens up endless possibilities for memorable adventures together. Contact Expo Rent a Car today to reserve the perfect rental vehicle for creating priceless memories with your dog!

Get in touch with a rental agent at 604-726-6502 or 1-800-391-6502.