Checklist for a Hassle-Free Road Trip With Your Dog

Checklist for a Hassle-Free Road Trip With Your Dog

At Fuzzy Fur Babies Flight Nanny, there’s nothing we love more than ensuring a dog or cat has a safe and enjoyable travel experience on the way to their new home. We aim to provide exceptional care and service from the moment we pick up your new pet from the breeder to the moment we place your puppy or kitty in your arms.

Once your pet is acclimated to its new environment, you might think about taking a road trip to see friends and family, or just to get away from home for a bit. If you’re going on a road trip with your dog, here are a few things to remember!

Happy dog in grass with water bowl

Plenty of Water

Your dog needs plenty of fresh water throughout the day. When traveling, it’s imperative to provide water at regular intervals so your dog doesn’t get dehydrated. When you’re filling a water bottle for yourself, make sure to fill one for your dog as well!

Dog eating out of yellow food bowl

Food and Water Bowls

Your dog will need to eat and drink during the road trip, so make sure to pack food and water bowls. There are plenty of affordable travel bowl options, and when you’re packing your dog’s food and water for the trip, you can add the bowls to the bag.

Dog wearing harness in the back seat of a car

Crash-Tested Safety Harness

Road safety is as important for dogs as it is for humans. You’ll be wearing your seat belt, so why shouldn’t your dog? Make sure to find a crash-tested safety harness for your dog that can be clipped into the seat belt in the backseat of your car. This will help keep your pooch safe while on the road.

Dog outside wearing a harness with a leash

Long and Short Leashes

After being in the car for several hours, you and your dog will need to stretch your legs (and go to the bathroom). Be sure to pack long and short leashes for walking around the rest stop, any parks you stop at, and while in a town or city.

If you’re planning a road trip and taking your dog with you, we hope this checklist will help you remember the important items. If you’d like to learn more about our dog transport and flight nanny services, please contact us today!

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