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If you’ve ever considered bringing your dog on vacation, you probably know that flying with a pet can be difficult due to airline restrictions. When you hit the road with your pup by your side, you have much more flexibility and freedom for the furriest member of your family on the way to your final destination.
But it can take quite a bit of planning to keep your dog happy and safe in your car. Here are some tips for planning a dog-friendly vacation.
There are a few important items you’ll want to keep handy with your dog on board: 
Once you’ve packed everything on your pet travel checklist, you’ll want to make sure your car is dog-ready. There are several precautions to take in keeping your pup and car safe throughout the drive:
You’ll probably need to leave your car to get food or use the restroom. Have a plan in place for your dog during that time, whether it’s having other family members on the trip take turns keeping watch or identifying dog-friendly locations where you can keep your pup by your side.
Avoid leaving your dog in the car for extended periods unattended, particularly during the summer. Doing so can subject your dog to extreme temperatures, causing serious harm. 
Get your pup acclimated to spending an extended period of time in the car by going on practice drives.
Do your research ahead of time to find dog-friendly places to stop for hikes and walks with your pup. Reviews and posted user-posted photos can help you decide which places will work best for you and your furry companion. 
If you’re wondering where to stay throughout your vacation, there are some safe, reliable pet-friendly hotel chains that can usually accommodate your pooch. Just make sure you take note of each location’s pet rules and policies before booking a reservation: 
Now that you have everything you need to take your dog on the road, learn how you can get pet insurance to protect in case of accidents, injuries and more.
 “Pet-Friendly Hotels in the United States,” akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/a-guide-to-pet-friendly-hotel-chains-in-the-united-states (Accessed June 30, 2022).
 “How to Dog Proof Your Car,” blog.nationwide.com/dog-proofing-car (Accessed June 30, 2022).
 “Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in the United States,” https://www.bringfido.com/attraction/trails/region/united_states (Accessed June 30, 2022).
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