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The Ultimate Dog Travel Checklist + 18 Dog Road Trip Must-Haves

Time to pack your dog's suitcase? Grab our dog travel checklist, and travel in style and safety!

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Planning a pet-friendly holiday? You need a dog travel checklist to make sure all your pet’s travel essentials are covered!

With the Easter long weekend not too far away, it’s a popular time of year for pet parents to pack up the car and take a road trip with their dog. After all, a break away with your best friend is what special memories are made of. From beautiful coastlines to picturesque country, lush forests or even a city break – there’s no shortage of places you could escape to with your pup.

Thing is, travelling with your dog takes careful preparation to make sure they have everything they need to be content, comfy and safe while you’re away.

That’s why we’ve got you covered with our free printable download, The Ultimate Dog Travel Checklist! Featuring a complete dog packing list with everything you need for a fun and safe road trip with your dog, this checklist will make holiday prepping with your favourite pup a cinch.

We’ve also rounded up 18 must-have pet travel accessories for your next road trip, from eco-friendly dog poop bags to dog car seatbelts, brass dog tags and more. Not gonna lie, we want to buy literally EVERYTHING on this list.

Safe and happy travels wiht your pup! 

The Ultimate Dog Travel Checklist & Pet Travel Must-Have Products


18 Dog Travel Must-Haves For Your Next Road Trip

  1. Evergreen Dog Swim Jacket by Stylish Hound. Because every fur babe should swim in safety and style.
  2. Fantastically Freshening Shampoo Bar by Pawness. For minty-fresh feels after muddy puddles or misadventures.
  3. Nature Enthusiast Merit Badge by Scouts Honour. Perfect for stick aficionados and green-thumb pups alike.
  4. Pooch Pouch (Mustard) by See Scout Sleep. We may be biased because mustard is our fave colour, but this poop pouch is modern chic perfection.
  5. The Complete Adventure Kit (Midnight) by Stylish Hound. This all-in-one-set has everything you need for hours of fun and exploring with your travel buddy.
  6. Natural Dog Antiseptic & Calming Sprays by Bark. Soothe anxiety or treat any mishaps with these all-natural, beautifully scented dog sprays.
  7. That Leopard Print: Adjustable Car Restraint by Pablo & Co. These adjustable car seat belts make road safety suddenly very cool.
  8. Whistle GO Explore Pet Tracker by Whistle. Think ‘Find my Phone’ for dogs! Track your pup’s location, as well as their health and fitness 24/7.
  9. Rubber Travel Bowl by Max-Bone. Easy-to-clean, stylish and portable – basically dog travel bowl perfection.
  10. Adventure Series Brass Dog Tags by The Copper Paws. These custom-made brass dog tags are designed for adventurous pups to explore in style.
  11. Dog First Aid Kit by Kurgo. Have peace of mind by being covered for those ‘just in case’ scenarios.
  12. Leopard Luxe Pet Travel Towel by Indie Boho Pet. Drying your pup will never be dull with these reversible and utterly flamboyant pet towels.
  13. Windowpane Dusty Blue Face Mask and Bandana Set by The Foggy Dog. Be ready to mask-up if needed with this matching set in a divine shade of blue.
  14. Compostable Dog Poop Bags by How We Roll Co. Clean up your best friend’s business while helping to keep the planet clean too.
  15. Salmon Silicone Leash by Herzog. The ultimate leash for outdoor-loving pups: weather-proof, stain resistant, scratch-proof and more. Matching collar available.
  16. Globetrotter Toy Collection by P.L.A.Y. Fun adventure-themed toys for good boys and girls, including a Pupster Passport! Adorable.
  17. Natural Zinc-Free Sun Cream by Dr Zoo. Dogs need sun protection too! Keep your pup covered with this all-natural sunscreen.
  18. Home Is Where My Dog Is Blanket by LeShoob. These limited-edition, vintage-style dog blankets sold out in minutes, but a new release is coming soon so make sure you’re ready.

TIP #1: For access to health and veterinary care when travelling with your dog (and peace of mind when on the road!) check out Dutch – the first telemedicine service that offers top quality veterinary care 24 hours a day.

TIP #2: Looking to save a few dollars on pet travel products? Learn how to make a pet first aid kit at home with our cost-saving, easy-to-follow list at DIY Pet First Aid Kit.

Free Download: The Ultimate Dog Travel Checklist

The Ultimate Dog Travel Checklist - Free Printable Download


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