Meet Mo: North Carolina Names Its First “Dog Travel Agent”

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Mo displays his credentials.

“Could we chase a ball first, then get to work?”

Do you have clients who worry about leaving their four-legged family member at home while they’re on vacation?

Well, thanks to Mo, those worries can be a thing of the past.

Visit North Carolina has named 5-year-old rescue dog Mo as its new resident “Dog Travel Agent” to provide “expert travel advice from a canine perspective.”

The non-profit partner of the Economic Development Partnership of NC even launched its own website for its newest employee. 

Mo, described as a “tourism pioneer,” will deliver trip recommendations from “beach zoomin’ to ‘summit splorin.” (Apparently, that’s how dogs talk.)

The website also features an adventure generator and pooch-friendly trip ideas. 

Visit NC launched the search for its Dog Travel Agent on 26AUG, National Dog Day. 

Mo was selected after a review of videos and written applications from more than 500 candidates.

“Visit North Carolina is thrilled to welcome Mo to our pack,” said Wit Tuttell, executive director of Visit North Carolina said in a press release. 

“Nearly half of all dog owners now travel with their pets, and Mo will be an effective resource for finding the most welcoming hotels, campgrounds, parks and trails, breweries, restaurants, bakeries and other places that cater to tail-waggers.”


Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.

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