It’s peak travel season and whether you and your dog are going for a long trip or a short weekend getaway, you’ve got to make sure your dog rides in style. Here are some chic travel accessories that prove half the fun is getting there!
Pro tip: book an awesome local dog walker or doggy daycare provider at your destination. That way you’ll make sure your dog doesn’t go stir-crazy while you’re checking out the not-so-dog-friendly spots around town.
1. Vittles Vault Travel-tainer
This handy food container-dish combo is one of the few portable bowls that offers a way to store your dog’s food. The top and bottom detach to create food and water dishes, and the whole thing doubles as an instrument if you’re entirely out of other things to keep you entertained on a long car trip.
2. Felix Chien Madison Dog Bag
Is it a dog carrier or a handbag? It’s both. And with this stylish handbag you can go about your business and no one even has to know there’s a dog in there. It could be a heavy neck pillow, or some kind of baked good that needs aeration.
3. CK Designs Dog Travel Set
This set includes a coordinating dog bed, place mat, bandana, and bow. Is it too much or just enough? We’ll never know. The jury is still discussing how adorable this set is.
4. Pop-Up Car-Go Shelter
This little pop-up tent is ideal for keeping small dogs cool and comfortable on a road trip. Plus, this one is full of puppies*!
*Puppies not included
5. Shake Dog Potty
Meet the future of pee pads: the Shake Dog Potty. It folds up to seal in any moisture, and rinses clean, making it perfect for travel. It’s a more eco-friendly option than your typical vacay pee pad.
6. Safety Fur’st Car Seat
Maybe you’ve seen dog car seats before, but I challenge you to find a dog feeling itself more than the one pictured here. It’s not even in the car yet and this dog is already like, “don’t come for me.” This seat has thought of everything, including where the seat can go in the event of a collision, window shopping, and self-loading.
7. Vaccination Records (in a fun folder)
It’s always a good idea to take your pet’s records with you when you travel, but there’s nothing stopping you from storing them in a fun folder. This one has America’s favorite fat cat, Garfield, taking Odie for a ride. There’s lots of them on Etsy so you could easily keep your car registration in one, and other adult travel documents.
8. SleepyPod Air Dog Carrier
This stunning carrier is airline approved (and beloved by small dog owners everywhere). It provides maximum comfort and safety for your pet without sacrificing style. The punchy color ensures you don’t mistake your dog-in-a-bag for someone else’s dog-in-a-bag, a classic airport mix-up.
9. Travel Wipes
Everyone likes to stay fresh when they travel, including dogs. There’s no better way to do that than with a wet wipe. And if the packaging is any indication, they can do it themselves.
The old adage “something old, something new” doesn’t just apply to weddings, it also applies to dog toys when traveling. Bring along one of their favorites that already smells like their home, and something new to make traveling a special treat. This toy is a turtle and presumably some kind of scout. Good for him!
And, of course, if you’re going somewhere you can’t bring your dog (nice restaurants, a spa, most weddings, etc.), Rover has lots of awesome local walkers and sitters for you to choose from!