Spring Break is all about fun and relaxation, preferably somewhere far from home. And there’s no better travel companion than your dog! But before you hit the road or head to the beach, make sure to pack smart.
Start with the standard dog outing essentials:
- Leash and collar/harness
- Poop bags
- Food for the journey
- Copies of vaccination records and other important vet info
From there, follow our spring break packing trips for your dog. We’ve rounded up all the practical items you need, plus a few novelties to make your spring fling extra-fun.
Flying to your Spring Break destination? This airline-approved pet carrier fits under the seat so your small dog can travel in comfort and style.
Note: for larger dogs who would have to fly cargo, we recommend taking Spring Break by car or finding a petsitter to stay with them at home. Flying cargo is scary and potentially unsafe.
Sure, you could just pack a boring bowl from home. But this is Spring Break! Have fun with a cute and practical bowls made for traveling. This portable dog bowl set from Inmaker includes collapsible silicon bowls and a food bag to keep kibble fresh in transit.
Crates are great for giving your dog a home away from home, and restraining them in case of travel emergency. The Sof-Krate Indoor/Outdoor Pet Home ($38.70-$84.95) sets up in seconds when you arrive at your destination, and folds flat for easy transport from place to place. Outfit it with a comfy dog bed for sweet Spring Break dreams.
Pet First-Aid Kit
Nothing says Spring Break like lounging in the sun. Outfit your best friend with a new pair of vacation sunnies to protect their eyes from bright UV rays and debris. You can’t go wrong with classic Doggles!
If you’re taking a classic Spring Break trip to the beach, you gotta have a classic beach ball. This plush version won’t pop when your dog sinks her teeth into it.
Headed to a sunny spot for swimming or boating this spring break? Keep your dog safe and styling in this functional shark-fin dog life jacket ($24.95).
Something from Home
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Bring something familiar on vacation to keep your dog comforted far from home. A favorite blanket, toy, or treat can help your dog feel at home in new surroundings.
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