Sweet Sunday: Road Trip with your Dog Essentials

Road Trip with your Dog Essentials

One of my New Years Resolutions was to take a road trip with our pup (Clover), and this past weekend we got the chance to do just that. During our road trip I made a list of the essentials I’m sharing with you for this weeks Sweet Sunday. Before we left I made a batch of Homemade Granola Bars because they travel very well and make a tasty snack, and if I had been better prepared I would have made a batch of Homemade Dog Treats for Clover but just brought along some of her favorite natural treats. I also created a list of 25 Road Trip Questions that proved to be very informative.

One really finds out a lot about ones partner by asking Road Trip questions-for example-when answering the question about favorite fast foods I asked what his favorite fries were and learned that my husband does NOT share my love of crinkle fries (Culvers anyone?) According to him crinkle fries are the ‘worst kind of fry because they’re always limp’ lol, but after really laughing I had to completely disagree!

I’m no stranger to road trips with pets. My best friend and I have always had pets (cats & dogs) and share some very fond memories about traveling and moving across the country with pets (for example moving from IL to NY with two cats that were both on motion sickness medication that wasn’t working and were in various states of sprawled out – one on my shoulder – I got quite a lot of odd looks, and one on the floor on top of my friends feet). Experience for me has been to skip the meds and just pack the essentials to ensure a fun road trip for both you and your pet!

Below is the list of essentials for a Road Trip with your Dog:

  1. Collapsible Metro Cooler Market Basket 
  2. Natural Balance Dog Treats – Sweet Potato and Chicken 
  3. KONG Cozie Ali the Alligator Dog Toy
  4. 25 Fun Road Trip Questions to ask
  5. Ray-Ban RB2140 Original Wayfarer Sunglasses 
  6. Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 12.1MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD (Black)
  7. Collapsible Travel Bowl for Dogs
  8. Travel Dog Kibble Bag
  9. Earth Rated Dispenser w/15 Bags and 120 Lavender Scented Dog Poop Waste Bags
  10. Animal Planet Ultra-Soft Pet Blanket
  11. Brita Soft Squeeze Water Filter Bottles
  12. Bell Plantation Peanut Butter Thins Crackers

Here are Questions:

25 Road Trip Questions

Here are some photos of our trip…or, photos of clover sleeping and lounging because that’s what she did the entire time!

Road Trip with your dog

Have you ever taken a road trip with your dog?

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  • cheri

    Hi Phi, Our chocolate lab goes with us most places, she is the best companion, she hardly ever barks and is scared of little dogs and she always sits or lays down right where she can see us. What great road trip questions you came up with, some were quite chuckle worthy.

    • Sweetphi

      Our dog is the same way Cheri, she doesn’t bark (unless someone aggressively knocks and even then it’s just one loud bark) and she is such a sweetheart and easy to travel with – as you can see she definitely slept this whole trip lol). These questions were so much fun to ask my husband, we definitely had a few laughs at the answers!

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