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Take Your Pet Along For Company On Your Next Solo Jaunt!

[ 0 ] April 23, 2013 |

If you are a solo traveller you probably have times when you wish for a little company on the road.  Perhaps you like to camp in remote areas where there aren’t many opportunities to interact with people.  At times like this you might wish you had your pet along for company!

As a single traveller it makes complete sense to have your dog (or cat) along on your travels.  Lots of pets love to travel and if yours is one of those you might feel a little bad leaving them home in the care of friends or relatives.  Dogs, especially, can pine for their owners if they are gone long enough.  Why not consider taking yours along with you?

Travel Sized Dog

When you’re camping at various places for weeks on end it might be nice to have a bit of company.  Your adoring furry friend doesn’t care where you are headed or how long it takes.  They are just thrilled to be along for the ride!  You get to call all the shots whilst having someone to chat to who can’t answer back!

Pets on holiday can meet some furry friends of their own as well as some less friendly encounters with local wildlife. For this reason pet travel insurance might be something that you need to consider before you leave home.  Pets can get injured on holiday and you don’t want to be worrying about vet bills when you are far from home.

When you have a pet along you might think that your journey will be a little restricted but that’s not always the case.  Many camping grounds are pet-friendly these days and won’t even charge you an extra fee to have a pet onsite.    Hotels and motels often have pet-friendly rooms that you can rent for the same rate as a normal room.  You might need to be a little organised and take your pet outside for toilet stops, but other than that it’s no different to having a friend or relative along with you.

Depending on where you are planning to visit you might need to check quarantine regulations for different countries.  Airlines or bus companies can give you information on any special requirements for your pet and help you to make the necessary arrangements for transport.

If you’re road tripping in a car or RV the whole thing becomes a lot easier.  You have somewhere safe for your pet to wait for you when you need to do grocery shopping or run any other errands.  Your pet always has food and water available to them and probably a comfy bed to keep them happy.  You might even feel better knowing you have a tiny bit of extra security as a dog will most likely alert you when anyone is in the area.

Travelling with your pet can be a fulfilling adventure that means you don’t have to miss your little friend while you are away from home.  Will a little bit of forward planning, you’ll be glad you made the extra effort not to go completely solo!

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About onurwaytravel: Colin has been travelling the world with his young family for the past 2 and half years. He runs a couple of websites all revolve around travel, family travel and digital nomadism. His websites include,, and now View author profile.

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