The calendar is marked and the vacation countdown has started, but what are you going to do with Fido? No need to worry, these days it is easier than ever to vacation with the “whole family”. With a little extra planning and packing you and your furry friend can be in store for the vacation of a lifetime!

Pet Friendly Locations:
When the vacation planning begins, you should select accommodations that not only allow pets, but are pet friendly. Remember to ask where exactly pets are allowed and what the leash requirements are. Keep in mind that some state parks do not allow pets.

Visit the Vet:
Before departing on your journey, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian for a checkup and to ensure that they are up to date on all of their necessary vaccines.

Pack Their Bags:
Grab a bag and load up the doggie essentials! Remember to pack a leash, toys, plenty of food, treats, a water bowl, their bed and maybe even a bottle of doggie shampoo.

Make Frequent Stops:
Since this dream vacation will most likely involve drive time, make sure that your pet is prepared. They should be comfortable and used to the car. Traveling with a pet involves numerous stops to run and potty, so be sure to plan accordingly.

Wear That Collar:
In unfamiliar places it is especially important for your pets to always wear their collars, with id tags. The id tag should include the pets name along with your name and cell phone number.

With a little planning you and your furry friend could be enjoying your getaway in no time. Follow our tips for a stress and worry free vacation.