I know most of the "travel season" is behind some of you, for us however it seems it never ends with children, parents and relatives spread out all over the place. Take today for instance. We have arrived in North Carolina to visit my son and his girlfriend.
My pups always look forward to the trips. They know something is up the moment we take the padding out of the kennel in preparation to folding the kennel up for the trip. They beat us to the door, leash in mouth...well almost anyway, more like with tongue hanging out and slobber starting to form!
I always do a double check to make sure all ID tags are in place, as well as latest booster tags, that the collars/harnesses and leashes are all in good condition so as not to have an unexpected break in them when traveling. I put together a goody bag with treats, toys, water bottles, food for the trip/stay and doodoo bags plus their kennels.
Here are some other good travel tips from about.com:
- Lists of rest stops and veterinary hospitals along your trip (if driving)
- List of veterinary hospitals near the location where you are staying
- Crate / kennel
- Water and Bowls
- Dog Food
- One or two toys
- Blankets and/or dog bed
- Bags to pick up waste
- First Aid Kit
- Grooming supplies, if necessary
- Medications, if applicable
- Your dog’s medical records (including vaccine history)
- Health Certificate (obtain from your vet
We will be posting pictures of our mini-vacation here and at the beach later. For now however we want to say, Happy Dogs on Thursday, wherever you may be!
Tina, HoneyDew and Sampson too!