Dogs love Road Trips!
Dogs have come a long way from their traditional roles as an addition to the family photo, a beggar at the dinner table (although this might still be true) or a pooch in the backyard dog house. We love our dogs unconditionally and they’ve become a part of households both big and small. In fact, some might say we live in a dog-obsessed culture. Our pups share our living spaces — and sometimes our beds — act as babysitters for our children, have their own wardrobes, support people as service animals and make for the ultimate co-pilots in the car
As dog owners, there’s nothing worse than leaving Fido behind when we travel. While not all dogs can jet set with us, the travel industry is rising up to meet that growing demand of dog travel, making a road trip with our furry best friends more accessible than ever.
Road trips with our dogs are great bonding experiences — they encourage us to be more active, explore new places and find ourselves in locations away from the tourist hot spots. In short, they make for great family memories that will last a lifetime, but they can also be exhausting. An extended period of time in the car can wear on the patience of even the best passenger, so just like kids might ask “are we there yet,” dogs can express restlessness in their own ways.
To help you and Fido make the best and safest road trip possible, CarRentals rounded up some of the top tips for hitting the open road with your dog including an essentials checklist, safety tips and gear, so you can rest assured you are ready to embark on your next adventure.
What’s your favorite place to take your pup?
The beach? Dog park? Hiking?
Let us know in the comments below.