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Hitting the Road with Big Dogs

Ensure these items are on your checklist for traveling with your pup. For dogs, traveling can sometimes be a stressful experience. Check off these items to ensure your dog has a smooth trip.


By: Josh & Bee Fisher


Sponsored by Nature’s Recipe

1. Check the Weather

The first thing we do when planning a trip is make sure to avoid extreme heat. Many breeds are at-risk for overheating and we’re always aware of both indoor and outdoor temperatures.

2. Bring a Ramp

To save our backs and the joints of our large dogs, we invested in a ramp to help them get in and out of our vehicles.

3. Exercise!

To help our dogs travel easily we take them on a walk and let them burn some energy before we head out. This way, they’re more likely to sleep while we’re traveling.

4. Pack a doggy bag

We always have our essentials on hand, which is full of poop bags, water, a brush, a drool rag, toys, a first aid kit and some Nature’s Recipe® dog food.

5. Call ahead

Even if a place says it’s pet-friendly, be sure to call ahead and confirm your large dogs are okay. Some places have weight, breed, capacity restrictions and you don’t want to end up not having a place to stay!


We’re Bee & Josh. Two parents of three little boys and two large dogs. Our family of seven is always up for an adventure, which is why we’ve decided to take a year off of work, pack up the RV and travel across the country together. Traveling with over 300 pounds of dogs can be a challenge, but our family is ready for the exciting ride.