Are you a dog owner who loves to travel? Do you enjoy the freedom of the open road and exploring new places? If so, there's no better way to see the beauty of America than by road tripping with your furry best friend by your side. From the stunning beaches of California to the majestic mountains of Colorado and the historic sights of the east coast, there's so much to see and do on a road trip across America with your dog. Here are some tips to help make your journey a pawsome adventure.
Before you hit the road, make sure you plan ahead. Research dog-friendly destinations and accommodations along your route. Many hotels and campgrounds welcome dogs, but it's always a good idea to call ahead to confirm. Our friends at GoPetFriendly make the search for accommodations easy by providing a list of pet-friendly places across the US! Be aware of any pet fees and make sure you have all the necessary paperwork, including your dog's vaccination records. Link users can quickly and easily store all records in the app under Profile > Vet Records for simple reference and sharing.
Prepare for the Journey
Just like humans, dogs can get motion sickness, so it's important to prepare for the journey. Start by taking short car trips to help your dog get used to being in the car. Bring plenty of water and food for your furry friend, as well as any medications they may need. Make sure your dog is safely secured in the car, either in a crate or with a harness.
It's important to take frequent breaks to give your dog a chance to stretch their legs, go potty, and get some fresh air. Many rest areas along highways have designated dog walking areas, but you can also find dog parks and hiking trails along your route. Just be sure to keep your dog on a leash and clean up after them.
Pack for Your Pup
When packing for your road trip, don't forget to pack for your pup too. Bring their favorite toys, bed, and blankets to make them feel at home. Pack plenty of poop bags, towels, and wipes for any accidents or messes. Bring plenty of treats to reward good behavior and keep your dog happy. And of course, bring your Link Smart Dog Tracker and micro USB charging cable to ensure your pup stays protected at all times in unknown locations with Link's real-time GPS location tracking capabilities, built-in LED light, in-app training tools, 24/7 televet services and so much more.
One of the best things about road tripping with your dog is exploring new places together. From hiking in national parks to strolling along the beach, there's so much to see and do with your furry friend. Just be aware of any restrictions, such as dogs not being allowed on certain trails or beaches, and always follow the local rules and ordinances.
Road tripping across America with your dog is a pawsome adventure that can create unforgettable memories. With a little preparation, patience, and a sense of adventure, you and your furry friend can hit the open road and explore all that America has to offer.