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How to Travel With Pets

Have you always wanted to try out the RV lifestyle but you don’t want to leave behind your four-legged friend? For many people, dogs are like family, and leaving them for an extended amount of time just takes all the fun out of vacationing. Well, you’re in luck because when you take an RV trip, Fido is more than welcome to come along! Pets do have specific needs and might make your trip a little more complicated, but with these three tips from Sand Highway RV & Powersport Rentals, you’re sure to enjoy a smooth and exciting trip with your pet.

How to Bring Your Pets Camping

1. Drive Safely

Most people use restraints to keep their dogs safe in the car, so the same rules should apply when driving an RV. Even though you’ll feel like you’re driving around in a living room, our team always recommends buckling up every time you travel. After all, even if you’re an experienced RV driver, accidents can happen to anyone, and your pet could be seriously injured if they aren’t properly restrained.

2. Pack Smart

You’re probably used to packing for yourself and your family, but don’t forget about all the things your pet will need to feel at home. Make a list before you get started so you don’t forget any of the essentials. Here’s one to get you started:

  • Food/Water (plus bowls)
  • Leash
  • Waste pick-up bags
  • Litter (for cats)
  • Toys
  • Brush
  • Crate
  • Comfort items or bedding

3. Remember IDs and Records

Finally, just as you wouldn’t attempt to leave the country without your passport, you shouldn’t travel with your pet without proper ID and records. Your pet should have up-to-date tags with your name and phone number on them at all times, and microchipping them is always a good idea. Plus, some campgrounds ask to see vaccination records before allowing your pets to come onsite, so make sure they are up-to-date on their shots before you travel. We also recommend bringing proof of ownership in case your pet gets away and someone else tries to claim him. Finally, if your pet has any medical ailments or allergies, you should bring all relevant paperwork.

Don’t let the fear of leaving your pet behind stop you from planning an epic RV trip. Instead, bring them along in a quality RV rental from Sand Highway RV Rentals. We serve the Phoenix, Arizona area with a full lineup of new and late-model RV rentals. Contact us today at (602) 730-4505 or make a reservation online.