Top 5 Reasons to Travel with Your Dog

Everyone wants to see the world...

So why not get out there and explore? Ruby and I love to travel, so I was shocked to hear that many of my Dog Mom friends told me they were nervous, scared, or just never thought to bring their pups along on their adventures. I get it. It might not always be the easiest thing in the world to travel with your pup, but just in case you're on the fence, here's my Top 5 Reasons to Travel With Your Dog.

5. Pets Relieve Stress

There's no denying that pets serve as a major form of comfort and stress relief, which can be a lifesaver during those stressful flights and long days on the road. It changes everything when you have your best pal riding shotgun on all of your adventures to help you take the edge off.

4. You Have A Canine Conversation Starter

Have you ever wanted to make friends in a strange place? Try taking your dog! I am yet to take Ruby on an outing where she doesn't catch the eye of a dog lover, which is a great way to break the ice! Be sure to ask the local puppy parents for the inside scoop on dog friendly hangouts in their city!

3. Dogs Make You Explore

Dogs will be dogs, and they need to move! One of my favorite parts of being a pet parent is that Ruby always keeps me moving, and that doesn't change when we're on the road! We have an active lifestyle, which leads to endless walks and so many adventures. Lazy days are few and far between, but we always seize the moment.

2. The Puppy Perspective

Seeing the world through the eyes of a dog is something truly special. Every moment you share is an experience, every place you visit an adventure, and every person you meet is a friend. When you bring your pup along, you remember to notice the little things and appreciate your time that much more.

1. You'll Never Be Alone

Through many airports, countless rest stops, and too many miles to count, Ruby has become the greatest companion I ever could have asked for. She's always up for anything, and can't get enough of our adventures. Exploring the world with her has brought me to see the world differently, and for that I couldn't be more thankful.

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  1. A lovely post! I only travel with my dog Alfie - We always have the best adventures!
    Emma & Alfie xox

    1. Thank you Emma! Isn't it just a blast to take your pup on the road?

  2. We love to travel with our dogs. Anywhere there's some hiking is our favorite kind of dog friendly trip!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

    1. That's so fun! We do a TON of hiking! There's so many amazing dog friendly trails around Seattle so we can't wait to explore more!

  3. Love how adventurous you two are! Unfortunately taking my pet on the road is a super stressful experience. She is a hyper anxious weim, despite being on multiple anxiety medications! We have found that we are both quite good at hiking together though, so we love to get out and do that as often as possible:)

    1. Thank you Liz!
      That is definitely a good reason to hold off on bringing your pup along. At the end of the day, we know it's not always the right move, and you have to do what's right for your pup! But so glad to hear that you guys can get out and explore together on a hike! That's such a fun way to bond with your pups!


  4. You remember to notice the little things and appreciate your time that much more.

  5. I love number 4!! I find that when I'm somewhere by myself I can go the entire time and not talk to any strangers, but if Sahara is there then everybody wants to come talk and it makes the conversation easier if they ask or talk about her so I'm not stuck trying to come up with something to say!