When we first set off on this big travel adventure with Chewy and Abby, we didn't know how much gear we would need or want. In fact, the essentials boils down to a pretty short list which I've shared below. When we take short trips with them, we usually dump all of this stuff into a standard school-size backpack or a duffle bag. In Europe, we kept their stuff in a plastic bin so that it was separate from the rest of our things. Either way, these are the essentials to keep your doggie happy while on the road.
In addition to the below, we also pack the following:
- Dog food
- Dog treats
- Pet passport and most recent vaccination records
- Collar with tags that list the dogs' names, international cell phone number, and e-mail address
- Benadryl for Abby's allergies and Glucosamine/Chondriton and Baby Aspirin for Chewy's arthritis
We're a bit late to the party tonight but some of our favorite traveling dog bloggers have posted their doggie packing lists, as well. Check out their posts here: