Traveling with pets can be a bit tricky but is definitely possible! It is important to make sure you are aware of Aureus guidelines if you want to bring your furry friend along!
Aureus does not cover pet fees. Pet fees vary depending on the area and the apartment/hotel. Some travelers move right into an apartment and majority of the time there is a non-refundable pet fee that the traveler is required to pay. Other times our traveler will start off in a hotel. You will then be required to pay any pet fees associated with the hotel AND the apartment that you move in. Most hotels charge a daily pet fee and some of these hotels have an amount that you max out at. You could be switching assignments every 13 weeks (if you do not extend) so it is important to make sure that you are okay with paying all associated pet fees when starting a new assignment.
Whose name does the lease go under?
Good question! If the animal is under 40 lbs then the lease will still go under Aureus. If your pet is heavier than 40 lbs then it is important to note that the lease will have to go in your name. Aureus can still pay for your apartment directly but the lease will need to go under your name. If your animal falls on our “dangerous breeds” list then you will need to set up housing on your own. In this situation, you can choose to take a living per diem or being reimbursed weekly. Ask your Account Manager or Recruiter for this list. I would also recommend that you have your vet records ready to go as they will need to be kept on file.
If your pet is under 40 lbs then you really do not have to worry about this part! If your pet is over 40 lbs then Aureus can make the reservation for you but we cannot pay directly for it. Aureus can reimburse the traveler but again we cannot pay for your hotel room directly.
You can also check out our video on traveling with pets for additional tips. Life on the road can get a bit lonely from time to time and having your furry companion with you might make the transition easier! As long as you are aware of our guidelines up front and okay with all the extra steps that go along with bringing your pet, then please feel free to bring them along for the adventure.
Emilee Krzyzanowski is an Account Manager for the Medical Laboratory division of Aureus Medical Group.