6 Travel Tips for Doggy Parents This Summer

Updated: Jun 14



Memorial Day is the traditional start of summer, and with the world finally opening up, summer travel plans are well underway! We can’t wait to hit the road for a vacation or even a weekend day trip with our dogs to explore nature and take a well-deserved break. However, if you haven’t traveled with your pup before, you may feel overwhelmed or unsure of how to plan your journey. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Keep reading for six travel tips for doggy parents to have the best vacation this summer!


On The Road

Whenever taking your pup on the road, even if taking it to daycare, we think that the most important tool you can own is a doggie seat belt. While we recommend keeping your pup in the backseat, these crash-tested seat belts will work in any seat and will keep your pup from becoming a projectile in the event of an accident. It also keeps your pup from interrupting the driver! And, while you are at it, keep your car seats clean by investing in a stylish car seat cover. The covers we offer at WholeDogz fit all vehicles with headrests, and include seat belt slots so you can buckle up. Check them out in auto accessories.


If your dog tends to get anxious when on the road, have someone sit in the back with them, if possible, to help keep them calm. Otherwise, you can try some calming supplements to help them enjoy the journey. Dogs can get carsick and anything with ginger in it is a huge help for the tummy!


If you’re going on a long journey, be sure to bring plenty of snacks for your dog as well as a few