How To Travel with Dogs: Tips And Advice

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Are you a dog lover? If so you know how incredibly difficult it can be to part with your fur baby while traveling. Our pets are our family, our best friends, and you wouldn’t dare leave one of them behind, would you? Of course not! Fortunately with the right preparations you can travel in style with your healthy and happy pup. Here's some tips and advice on how to travel with your dogs.

Tips and Advice on How to Travel with Dogs

Traveling by plane? Make things easier on yourself and your pooch by taking a few things into consideration beforehand.

  • Does your dog have the right temperament for a plane ride?
  • Do you have a carrier in line with your airlines size requirements?
  • Is your dog up to date on all their shots and vaccinations? 
Same thing goes for car rides. You want to be sure your pup is comfortable in their seat, and be prepared to make some potty & stretching stops for them!

This graphic by PuppySpot can serve as a helpful checklist before your next trip. Once you determine your mode of transportation, simply check off each necessity to be sure you don’t miss a thing.

Once the travel portion is over, be sure to have accommodations at your destination set up for your pet as well. Websites like Bring Fido can help with finding dog friendly hotels, restaurants, and activities going on near you.

Planning out these things ahead of time will rid you of the stress of leaving your dog in the hotel all day and allow you all to freely explore the area. Even if you’re not a pet owner at the moment, checking out some of the local dog friendly beaches and hiking trails can still be a fun way to fill your daily dose of cuteness.

Do you have any tried and true travel tips? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)

  2. nice post... :D

  3. I imagine some dogs are funner and easier to travel with than some humans.

    Be well, Lux.

  4. Great tips! We just got back from vacation, and wish I could have read this before we left! :)


  5. Great tips, interesting post!
    Kisses, Paola.

  6. Useful tips! Thank you! ;)
    Agnese & Elisa

  7. We don't have dogs here but we have kitties. They do not travel well...!

  8. This is such a great read- I would love to travel more with my pups, but wouldn't even know where to begin sorting out how!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  9. Wonderful tips! I'm sure pups enjoy some trips when possible...