- Checkout the internet for dog friendly locations
Get started by making sure you plan to visit dog friendly locations. Both websites are great tools for finding dog friendly hotels, restaurants, stores, and rest-stops.
- Don’t forget to pack the essentials
- Water Bowl
- Your dogs regular food
- Poop Bags
- Updated tags, a collar, and a leash
- Medical records and vaccination certificates (especially rabies)
- Grooming supplies and a towel
- A kennel
- Dog bed and/or blankets
- Favorite toys
- Don’t let your dog roam the vehicle
Keep your dog restrained with a pet seat-belt, or in a kennel, while the car is in motion. Remember, this isn’t just for your dogs safety, but for the safety of everyone inside the vehicle. According to Consumer Reports, a 60 lb dog traveling at 35 mph can turn into a 2,700 lb projectile in an accident.
- Bring a recent photo of your dog
A recent picture of your dog will be helpful if your dog suddenly goes missing.
- Don’t feed your dog right before a long drive
For road-trips that cut into meal time, try and feed your dog a light meal 3-4 hours prior to departure.