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7 Travel Tips For a Memorable Memorial Day Weekend

By Invisible Fence® Brand on 05-21-2024

Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to hit the road and enjoy the start of summer. If you're planning to bring your furry friend along, preparation is key to ensuring a safe and enjoyable trip for both of you. Here are some tips to make your pet-friendly getaway smooth and stress-free: 

1. Plan Ahead 

Before setting out, research pet-friendly accommodations, restaurants, and activities at your destination. Many hotels and rentals have specific pet policies, so confirm these details in advance to avoid any surprises. 

2. Pack the Essentials 

Make a checklist before-hand of everything your pet might need. This could include:  

  • Food and Water: Bring enough food for the trip and a portable water bowl. 
  • Medications: Don’t forget any medications your pet takes regularly. 
  • Comfort Items: Pack their favorite toys, blankets, or beds to make them feel at home. 
  • Waste Bags: Always have plenty of waste bags for clean-up. 

3. Safety First

Ensure your pet is safe and secure during the journey.

  • Car Safety: Use a pet seat belt, carrier, or crate. Pets should not roam freely in the car as it can be dangerous in case of sudden stops or accidents. 
  • ID Tags: Make sure your pet's ID tags are up to date with your current contact information. Microchipping is also highly recommended. 
  • Health Records: Bring a copy of your pet’s vaccination records in case of emergencies. 

4. Keep Them Comfortable 

Long trips can be stressful for pets, so make sure they are as comfortable as possible.

  • Regular Breaks: Stop every few hours for bathroom breaks and to let your pet stretch their legs. 
  • Temperature Control: Never leave your pet alone in a parked car, especially in warm weather. Cars can quickly become dangerously hot. 
  • Hydration: Keep your pet hydrated, especially on warm days. Always have fresh water available.

5. Pet Friendly Activities 

Look for activities that both you and your pet can enjoy.

  • Outdoor Adventures: Many parks, hiking trails, and beaches are pet friendly. Check for leash regulations and bring a leash long enough to give your pet some freedom while keeping them safe. 
  • Social Spots: Some cafes and breweries welcome pets. These can be great places for a relaxed outing. 

6. Respect Local Rules

Always follow local laws and guidelines regarding pets.

  • Leash Laws: Keep your pet on a leash unless you’re in a designated off-leash area. 
  • Clean Up: Be respectful and always clean up after your pet. 

7. Monitor Their Health

Watch for signs of stress or illness: 

  • Behavior Changes: Be aware of any unusual behavior, such as excessive panting, drooling, or lethargy, which could indicate stress or risk of heatstroke. 
  • Insect Protection: Use pet-safe insect repellent to protect against ticks and fleas, especially if you’re spending time outdoors. 

We understand traveling with a pet can sometimes be accompanied by stress of their safety. That’s why we created our latest innovation: The Invisible Fence GPS Collar, our most advanced technology yet. Our GPS collar allows you to track your pet in real-time, wherever they may be. With instant notifications sent directly to your smartphone, boundary customization with up to 20 fences, and access to our expert training video library at any time.  

Schedule your FREE in-home consultation today to learn how our GPS collar, fencing solutions, and automatic pet doors can provide safe boundaries for any scenario. 

Tags: Dogs, Invisible Fence® Brand, Summer