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Guide to Road Trips With Your Dog

Planning to hit the road with your furry friend in tow? Read our ultimate guide to road trips with dogs to stay safe and keep your pooch happy along the way!

As road trips grow in popularity and dog ownership is on the rise, more of us are bringing our canine companions on our travels. We’ve compiled the ultimate guide for everything you need to know about road trips with your dog, from long hauls to short jaunts.

Tip Extra and Other Advice for Hotel Stays With Dogs

If your ride-or-die is a dog, know this: While plenty of hotels accommodate pets, some go over and above – from outfitting rooms with dog beds to never charging pet fees. Here’s how to find the right hotel when road-tripping with your very good boy or girl and what to know to prep for your stay.

Try These Sites and Apps

Petswelcome.com’s road-trip planner lets you create an itinerary with dog-friendly properties all along your route. Or search – and book – hotels through BringFido, narrowing your search by pet policies (including size and number of dogs allowed), room price, additional fees and “bone” ratings determined by customer reviews. Didn’t plan ahead? BringFido’s free app uses your phone’s GPS to find places along your path in real time.

Continue reading the complete guide to road trips with your dog, written by Nicci Micco here.

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May 7, 2022

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