All Kitted Out

By: DogTrekker Staff

Go ahead, make your DogTrekking day a good one by anticipating on-the-road needs and planning accordingly. You'll want bowl, leash and poop bags at your fingertips for rest stops, of course. A sturdy collar with ID tag containing your cell-phone number is a must. The rest of your supplies-food, medications, vaccination and microchip records, extra leash, towel for muddy paws, paper towels, carpet stain remover (just in case), sheets to cover furniture, treats, toys, first-aid kit, grooming gear-can be lumped together in a small duffel bag that's accessible when needed and tucked away when not. A folding wire crate or soft-sided model for hotel-room use rounds out the kit. You'll appreciate your packing savvy when you only have to make one trip from vehicle to room at the end of the day. (For shorter trips, a ready-made pet travel kit is grab-and-go handy.)