OLYMPIA – Beginning March 7, small dogs and cats can join their owners on Amtrak Cascades trains for their next adventure.
“We recognize pets are family members and passengers want to bring them along,” said WSDOT Rail Director Ron Pate. “We’re excited to offer this option.”
Previously, only service animals were allowed on Amtrak Cascades trains. Small cats and dogs can now travel on Amtrak Cascades in accordance with the new pet policy.
Due to the sensitivity of other passengers, dogs and cats must meet the following requirements:
Pet reservations will be accepted for travel beginning March 7 and can only be made with a reservation agent at 1-800-USA-RAIL or at a staffed station. Pets are not allowed on trips to Canada and cannot be booked on trips lasting longer than 7 hours.
Traveling pets must be odorless and harmless, not disruptive, and require no attention during travel. Onboard personnel maintain the right to refuse acceptance of or remove from the train any pet exhibiting these issues. Onboard crews will work to accommodate any travelers with allergies or other pet concerns.