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Amtrak Trains Let Cats And Dogs Ride The Northwest

Mar 4, 2016
Originally published on March 4, 2016 5:31 pm

On Monday, Amtrak opens its Cascades trains to cats and dogs between Eugene, Oregon, and Bellingham, Washington. But there are some guidelines.

Among those guidelines, Amtrak says there is a 20 pound weight limit -- and that includes your carrier.

But Amtrak's Vernae Graham says if your dog is like her shih tzu, Bandit -- "a little over weight” -- you are probably ok. It’s more of an "eyeball situation," not an actual station weigh-in.

The pet fare is $25 per reservation with only one pet per passenger. There are a maximum of five pet reservation on each train. Service animals do not count towards this limitation.

So far, Amtrak has chugged 4,200 pets since it started ticketing furry friends a few months ago.

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