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3 Tips For Summer Travel With Pets

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3 Tips For Summer Travel With Pets

Summer travel with pets? Yes, please!

Summer is the perfect time to take your pet on a trip. Whether it’s a week-long vacation or just a weekend getaway, there is plenty of pet-friendly fun to be had in cities all over the world.

Summer is a great time to go on a pet-friendly vacation because of the outdoor activities available, many of the top things to do with pets on a trip are outdoors.

Get ready for some fun with these summer travel with your pet tips (and learn more about flying with a pet here).

3 Tips For Summer Travel With Pets

1. Choose a Pet-Friendly Destination

3 Tips For Summer Travel With Pets

Many of the pet-friendly activities in a city are outdoors, which makes summer a favorite season to travel with your pet.

During the summertime, the beach, lakes, and rivers are an ideal hot spot for your pets to escape the heat. Depending on where you’re going, some cities are not as dog-friendly as they appear.

Some beaches and lakes do not allow pets, so check beforehand to see their pet policies. If you need help choosing a spot, check out these Dog Friendly Destinations.

2. Watch Your Pet’s Feet

3 Tips For Summer Travel With Pets

Summer is a beautiful season, but during the heatwaves and hotter days, it can be hard on your pet.

Always check the ground with your feet before taking your pet on a walk. Leave your feet on the ground for  The sidewalks and roads may be surprisingly hot and hurt their feet, blistering and causing abrasions.

If the ground is too hot, pick up your pet, push them in a stroller, put on pet shoes, or head to a shaded or grassy area. The ground is often a lot hotter than the air, especially in the direct sun.

3. Keep Cool

3 Tips For Summer Travel With Pets

If your hot, chances are your pet is even hotter! Make sure to give your pet plenty of water and take breaks in the shade when playing outside.

Pets overheat because they get so excited and ignore their body’s signs that its time to take a break. They may need to be encouraged to rest and stop playing. Short-nosed breeds of cats and dogs especially are prone to overheating.

Water-related activities are great fun for you and your pet and also help them keep cool. See if there’s a dog-friendly beach or lake nearby. If there’s not, you can get a cheap kiddie pool from Walmart or another supermarket and fill it with water for your pet to cool down.

3 Tips For Summer Travel With Pets

Summer is a favorite time of the year for everyone, pets included! The days are long and full of fun outdoor activities. There are many options for summer travel with your pet.

Pet-friendly activities are often outdoors, whether its a park, beach, or shopping area. It’s important to choose a pet-friendly destination when planning a vacation.

Some places that seem like they should be dog-friendly like hiking trail and lakes do not allow pets. It depends on the city and county rules. Make sure your pet stays hydrated and doesn’t overheat when traveling in the summer.

The ground is often a lot hotter than the air, so always check with your bare feet before letting your pet go for a walk on the sidewalk, asphalt, or sand.

3 Tips For Summer Travel With Pets

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3 Tips For Summer Travel With Pets

Well, do you enjoy travelling with your pet? If so, how are you preparing for your summer travel with your pet?

Please let us know in the comments below…

Photo Credits: Photo by Yuliya Strizhkina (Cartier) from Pexels



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  1. Anagha says

    I used to think summer is not good for taking out doggies because of the heat temperature. I live in summer location; I am waiting to get a pet for me soon . Hope to plan trip with him/her 🙂

  2. Amber Myers says

    These are some great tips! We have cats and guinea pigs, so they stay at home when we travel. We usually have my parents check in on them while we’re gone.

  3. what corinne did says

    I never thought of taking my cat anywhere with me. I guess it is easier with a dog. I don’t know many pet friendly places for vacation though

  4. Diana says

    These are great tips for keeping your pet cool in the summer! We also get our dog a good hair cut.

  5. Chad says

    This is awesome! We have a dog but never thought about taking all these precautions and we should have. This is great. Thank you.

  6. Krysten Quiles says

    I typically don’t like to travel with my pets – the get anxiety when they leave the home and it’s stressful for everyone. However, when I do travel with them these are really great tips. So thank you!

  7. Chelle Dizon says

    I do agree that you really have to check your furbabies feet especially on a very sunny day. Thumbs up for this awesome tips!

  8. Katherine Gamble says

    I do not have a pet but one of my best friends have a dog and when we have our weekend getaways, Ace (The dog) always accompany us. It’s great having him there too since it’s non stop fun.

  9. Brittany Vantrease says

    We have many hiking trails that we love to walk on as a family, but many of them want your dogs on a leash (which that’s ok with me) or don’t want them at all. It’s sad because it’s a great opportunity to get your dog some exercise, but they can’t go.

  10. Alexandra Cook says

    I love traveling with my pets. My beagles are so good in the car!

  11. Marjie Mare says

    I don’t have any pets but I am traveling this summer with my sister in law and she has 2 fur babies. I am sharing this post with her so she can follow your tips.

  12. David Elliott says

    I really need to think about that during the summer as it gets hot for my dog. I don’t want him hurting his paws. But I have tried the shoe thing and he just won’t do it. IS there a way you have to try to help dogs to accept shoes?

  13. CANDACE says

    Great tips! I’ve always wanted a puppy. Now that I got a new house with backyard I’m going to start to look for one. Definitely putting these tips to use, ’cause I’ll be traveling with him/her a lot. Thanks for sharing!


  14. Yocana says

    Lovely tips on this posts really helpful for pet owners. I currently don’t have any pets.

  15. Swathi says

    I never thought that there is pet shoes. I have only fish. This summer we are planning to get a dog. I think these tips will work then.

  16. Eloise says

    Great tips that are very important when planning a trip with a pet! I’ll keep these in mind for when I get a dog ; )

  17. Celestial B Purposed says

    Great tips. You are so right by recommending that we check the feet of our pets while on vacation because the ground is a lot hotter than the air. I have to be mindful of that here in Texas when walking my little one.

  18. Elizabeth O says

    Yay…dogs love beaches too you know…This is especially fun for me. I love taking my dog to the beach since our home is just 3 kilometers away. Cool post!!

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