If you’re planning to embark on a road trip this year, you have probably thought of bringing along your fur baby. As a pet owner, planning to take a trip with Frido can take a lot of planning, such as seeing if they can handle being in a car, dog-friendly pit stops and where you’ll stop for potty breaks. These are all aspects of a pet road trip that need to be considered to ensure a smooth ride.
If you’re new to the road trip scene and you haven’t taken your pet along before, you may need some helpful tips before you can set out on your adventure. We’ve got you covered by putting together 12 road trip routes based on proximity to pet-friendly locations in various cities. We also highlighted stop like hikes, dog-friendly beaches, parks and more to make sure you and your pup experience many different things to do. Whether you live in Portland or Tampa, you’re bound to find a road trip that’s perfect for you and your furry legged friend.
Based on how your dog handles being in a car you can even filter out certain road trips. We are aware that certain dogs handle being on the road better than others, so this variety of trips are split up by duration:
Short distance trips: under four hours
Long distance trips: six plus hours
Although this list does not include all of the possible trips you can take, these are certainly a great way to get started and plan a new adventure with your dog in tow! We decided to stick to mapping out pet-friendly road trips instead of hotels since that’s what we know best.