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Five Dog Friendly Travel Tips

A bulldog in a car.

Five Tips For Traveling With Your Dog!


From road trips to plane rides, our furry companions can come almost anywhere with us. Yet, bringing a dog along while traveling can have its challenges. Check out these five tips for traveling with your dog to make sure you and your buddy have the best vacation ever.

1. Make Sure Your Dog Is Comfortable 

A dog in a car-basket, with a blanket, in a car.

Ensuring your companion is comfortable is one of the most important things you can do as a pet parent. Before flying with your dog, make sure they are used to staying in a carrier before you go. If road tripping, make your car extra comfy by bringing along a bed or a seat cover. You can find a ton of great car travel accessories on our site.

2. Check In With Your Vet Before Traveling

A veterinarian checking out a dog.

Double check your dog’s vaccination records and have your vet do a brief checkup. If your pet is on medication, make sure you have enough for your entire vacation. Making sure your dog is up to date on their vaccinations is good, too- you check out our article about pet immunizations for more information.

3. Find pet friendly locations 

A dog laying in a travel chair outside.

Sadly, not everywhere welcomes our furry friends. Call or check online to make sure your hotels are dog friendly. Planning on camping? Not all campsites allow dogs. Check your campsite's specific pet policies to make sure your dog is welcome. We actually have an article about camping with dogs- check it out!

4. Pack more than you need

A small dog in a doorway, with a houseplant and luggage visible in the right side of the photo.

Accidents always happen, and it’s best to be prepared. Pack extra food, water, blankets, doggy bags and anything else your pet might need.

5. Prep for international travel 

A dog looking into the distance, with a city in the background.

If you are traveling to a new country with your dog, there are a few things to bring along. Bring a copy of your dog’s current vaccination records, being particularly sure they are up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations. Check the specific regulations for the country you are traveling to before you go, and request a veterinary pet passport or health certificate from your vet. This lets customs and other agencies know your pet is healthy and registered.

Need some pawesome travel accessories? Check these out! 

Trail Pup Packable Stuff Sack Travel Pillow

A dog lying on a FurHaven Trail Pup Packable Stuff Sack Travel Pillow.

Car Seat Safety Clip

A dog using a FurHaven Car Safety Clip.

Quilted Twill Waterproof Protector

A dog lying on a FurHaven Quilted Twill Waterproof Protector.

Don't see what you're looking for? We have more travel accessories on our site.

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