Summer Trips with You and Your Dog

August 4th, 2017

Every dog owner goes through the same dilemma: to vacation with or without the dog? If you take a summer trip with your dog, you have to factor in dog-friendly hotels, bringing all their toys, bedding, and food. Plus you have to revolve your days around whether or not they’re welcome at the restaurants/spas/activities you want to do.

However, taking your dog on a trip can be super rewarding. You don’t have to leave them behind with an expensive boarding bill, you can bond with them outside, and they’ll relish spending time with you in some fun new situations. You can expose them to lots of long, fun hikes, or maybe experience camping under the stars, cuddling together for warmth.

There are plenty of dog-friendly hotels you can bring your dog to, and if you go somewhere within driving distance, you don’t have to worry about bringing them on a plane.

If you decide you want to bring the dog on a summer trip, there are some things you should know:

— Have your dog checked out by the vet before you leave for your trip. Make sure you know where the local vets are close to your destination.
— Bring your dog’s crate, tags, vaccine records, and a picture of your dog in case anything happens. Better to be prepared and not need it, than need it and not have it.
— Request a hotel room on the first floor near an exit so you can take your dog out for a walk easily.

Once you have that down, you’re ready to check out the best vacations for you and your dog.

Whether you and your dog are into hiking, swimming or even surfing, there’s a great vacation out there for both of you. Take a look at these great summer vacations for you and your dog.

Have you traveled anywhere fun with your dog? Let us know about your adventures in the comments below!

You can also use this directory to check out all the friendly options for you to take trips with your dog!