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Want to bring a dog or cat on your next Amtrak ride? Now you can, on most routes

Want to bring a dog or cat on your next Amtrak ride? Now you can, on most routes

Good news for pet lovers who travel. Small cats and dogs will be allowed to ride with their owners on selected Amtrak rail routes nationwide starting this month.

Amtrak announced Tuesday that it would expand and extend a pilot program that began last year in Illinois and on the East Coast. During the test, 2,700 pets traveled with their owners.

However, not all California passengers will be able to take advantage of the pets-on-trains policy -- yet. More on that later.

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