Traveling with pets can be a breeze when you’re well prepared from the start. As a fur baby momma, I take Louis with us wherever we go. He has been to all of our trips, and so far, we haven’t encountered any problems. Of course, you are responsible for your pet’s behavior. So only take your pet(s) with you if they are polite, potty trained, not destructive, not aggressive, etc. So below, I’m sharing tips for traveling with your fur babies, and I’ll be sharing some travel spots where you can take them with you too.
Tips for Traveling with Pets
- Make sure all the places you’re going to is pet-friendly. That includes the hotel and the places you’ll be visiting. Call the establishments ahead of time and ask for the weight limits allowed.
- If there are certain spots where pets aren’t allowed, check if they have a pet drop-off. Certain resorts and theme parks have these. If not, make preparations if your pet needs to be left at a pet day care. Look these up ahead of time to reserve a spot.
- If you won’t be out the whole day, leaving him/her in the hotel room for a few hours with adequate food and water is also an option. For example, if you’re going to have lunch or dinner at a popular spot in the area, it would be better to leave your pet in the room where he/she can sleep comfortably. Of course, this is provided your pet is house-trained and not destructive.
- When planning your travel itinerary, keep your pet in mind. Maybe you can add in a stop to a dog-friendly place in the area. It can be a pet-friendly beach or park. After all, you want your pet with you for this trip. So why not add something fun for him or her too?
- Finally, make sure to pack for your pet too. Below, I’ve listed the things you need to bring when taking your pets to your travels.
What to Bring when Traveling with Pets
- Pet food – my dog eats a mix of dry food and wet food. So when we travel, I pack the dry food in either disposable plastic bowls or ziplocks. For the wet food, I buy the single-serve packs for convenience. I bring enough food for the whole trip, plus an additional day of food, just in case we get delayed.
- Treats – don’t forget to bring them treats for snacks, or if you need to bribe them to stay behaved.
- Disposable cups/bowls or a portable food/water bowl – make sure to bring two portable or disposable bowls for your pet’s food and water. I recommend this.
- Water – pretty sure you are bringing water for you too. So just make sure you count in the fur baby!
- Extra leash – we have this retractable leash for our dog. But there were times when we left it at a friend’s place that we were visiting. So it’s great to have an extra leash that’s not bulky like this, in case the one you have breaks or gets left at the beach or dog park.
- Wipes or Spray Shampoo + Tissue – since you’re pet is going to be out and about, make sure to bring some wipes for him or her. Another option is to have a spray bottle filled with 1-2 pumps of shampoo and the rest filled up with water. Shake the bottle and this will be his or her sort of “hand soap”. I spray this on my dog’s paws, “pee pee” and potty area. Then wipe with tissue after.
- Towel – if you’re traveling with pets, you might be doing a lot of outdoor activities where your pet can get dirty. Don’t forget to bring a towel or two. So he/she won’t bring the dirt back to where you’re staying for the night. We also like to give our dog a bath after a whole day out. So having his towel with him makes it easier. Lay it out in your car’s trunk and you won’t even notice it taking any trunk space.
- Toy (optional) – if your pet gets bored easily, bring a toy. If you’re going to the beach or park, and your dog likes to play fetch, bring a tennis ball or frisbee. We don’t bring toys with us to our trips because he seems to be distracted with new surroundings. He prefers to roam around and wander to check what’s new.
- Pet bed or blanket (optional) – if your pet gets uneasy in a new place, bring his or her bed or blanket. Your pet will feel calm and settled if he or she gets to sleep in a familiar spot.
Now that you’ve read the tips and things to bring, it’s time to look for places that are pet-friendly. Do you know that there is a Glamping Hub for Pets? Now you can look for glamping spots where you can take the fur baby. Here are just some of the places I found.
Pet Friendly Rental Near Houston
Safari Tents in Upstate New York
Log Cabins in Texas Hill Country
Yurt in Colorado
*Photos of Glamping Hub for Pets via Glamping Hub for Pets*
Traveling with your pet soon? Don’t forget to pin the photo below to save these tips. This list will get you all travel-ready with your best bud!
Do you love traveling with pets? Where have you taken your dogs or your cats? Do share. We’d love to hear your travel stories with your fur babies. XO.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Glamping Hub for Pets.