Before John and I became pet writers, we were travel writers. For two decades, we wrote travel guidebooks for publishers ranging from Fodor’s to Michelin. Today our travel involves our dogs whenever possible. Irie and Tiki enjoy traveling as much as we do and played an invaluable role in the research of our DogTipper’s Texas with Dogs guidebook (Open Road Guides, distributed by Simon & Schuster).
If you’d like your dog to accompany you on your travels–whether that’s a day trip or a dream getaway, we’ve got a whole collection of tips here on how to make the most of your trip with your furry family members!
Dog Travel 101
Packing for your dog
- Your dog’s packing list (free printable)
- Packing for a doggie day trip
- Veterinarian’s recommendations on what to pack when traveling with your dog
- Obtaining a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI)
- Packing for a dog walk
Staying in a Pet-Friendly Hotel with Your Dog
- 7 products you must pack for a hotel stay with your dog
- Tips for a Tail-Wagging Hotel Stay
- Dog policies for major hotel chains
- Dog Park Safety Tips
- Why We Always Buckle Up Our Dogs
- 5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Out of the Front Seat
- 7 things your dog should never do in the car
- The Caring Vet: 10 tips for safer dog travel
- How to help your dog enjoy the car
- Why your dog should not put his head out the car window
- Researching Breed-Specific Legislation (BSL) before you travel
- 10 tips for taking your dog swimming in a lake or river
- National park regulations on dog travel
- Texas with Dogs Read portions of our DogTipper’s Texas with Dogs guidebook
- Dog Travel News posts: an index of all posts tagged dog travel news
Traveling Without Your Dog
As much as we love to travel with our dogs, we know that it’s not always possible. Check our special section on Traveling Without Your Dog for information on pet sitters and pet boarding facilities including what to look for in a facility, questions to ask potential pet sitters, and more.
Pet Evacuation in an Emergency
Sadly, not all pet travel is a happy situation; every year, many pet lovers find themselves evacuating with their pets due to a hurricane, flood, fire, or other natural disaster.