Ready to make vacation plans but not looking forward to the stressful decisions around finding a pet sitter?
In my house? In your house? What if my dog misses me? Are they licensed and insured??? What if they forget to come over? What if they feed the wrong thing? What if they give too many snacks??? What if my dog gets sick? What if they go for a walk and my dog gets off leash?
AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH...........................it's almost not worth the trip at all!
How about taking your dog WITH you instead?
There are SO many pet friendly road tripping destinations. (My pup and I once took a 17 day road trip and visited 12 different states, including THE Duck Dynasty Duck Commander Store in West Monroe, Louisiana!) What better way to solidify your bond and create lasting memories than hitting the open road, head out the window, wind in your hair (and fur)- #SelfieTime!
Here Are The 10 Road Trip Tips for Safe and Fun Travel with Your Dog
1. Safety first
Buckle up and make sure your dog has a seat belt too! Some dog seatbelts options we recommend are the Kurgo Seatbelt Tether, Mighty Paw Safety Belt, and EzyDog Click Adjustable Car Restraint. These seatbelts are adjustable, easy to attach, and provide peace of mind by ensuring your dog's safety on the road. Always remember to choose a seatbelt that suits your dog's size and needs for a comfortable and safe journey.
2. Make a plan
Although it can be a loose plan (remember this IS a Vacation), create a road map of sorts so you have a base idea of what is in store. Map out the route, research pet-friendly hotels along the way, check distance between rest stops and gas stations.
3. Maintain a routine
Routine is helpful when traveling with your dog. If your Pup normally goes outside for bathroom breaks around 3pm, plan a quick stop as close to 3pm as you can.
4. Plan for meals and water breaks
Make sure you have food safely packed away for both of you! The car is a no-chocolate zone when the shotgun rider is your pooch! Dr. Harvey’s Complete Foods like Garden Veggies, Allergy, and Healthy Weight are great for travel. They are easy to transport and you just add water to them!