Tips When Taking Your Pup on Summer Vacation

Summer is here, and is your furry friend coming along for the adventure? Traveling with your pup can be a fantastic way to create lasting memories. Still, it’s essential to be prepared to ensure a smooth and stress-free trip for everyone. At d’Tails Pet Spa, we want to help you and your canine companion have a pawsome vacation. Let’s explore some key things to consider when taking your pup on summer vacation.

Travel Tips For Your Furry Friend

Is Your Pup Travel-Ready?

    • Temperament: Does your dog get anxious in new environments or car rides? If so, consider a staycation or boarding with a trusted pet sitter.
    • Health: Schedule a pre-trip vet visit to ensure your pup is healthy for travel and up-to-date on vaccinations. Discuss any medications or special considerations.
    • Preparation: Get your pup comfortable with travel carriers or crates if flying. Practice short car rides beforehand to build confidence.

Planning Your Pawsome Journey

    • Destination: Choose dog-friendly accommodations, restaurants, and activities. Research local leash laws and pet restrictions at parks and beaches.
    • Documentation: Pack a copy of your pet’s vaccination records, microchip information, and a recent photo (just in case!). Consider a pet travel kit with food, bowls, leash, and waste bags.
    • Grooming on the Go: A fresh pre-trip groom can minimize shedding and make your pup more comfortable, especially in hot weather. Discuss travel-friendly grooming options with your groomer at d’Tails Pet Spa!

Hitting the Road (or Skies!)

    • Car Travel: Pack plenty of water, bring along your pup’s favorite chew toys, and plan for regular rest stops with bathroom breaks and exercise.
    • Air Travel: Research airline pet policies for fees, crate requirements, and temperature restrictions. Book your pet’s spot well in advance, especially during peak travel times.

Making Memories Together

We trust our tips when taking your pup on summer vacation are helpful. By planning ahead and considering your pup’s needs, you can ensure a fantastic summer vacation for everyone. Safe travels, and remember to capture those unforgettable doggy vacation moments!

We look forward to seeing your furry friend after their summer adventures. Book our groomingwashing (full-service and self-service), and additional services to get your pup clean and refreshed. Call us at 770-886-8PUP (770-886-8787) or contact us online