Traveling with my dogs is one of my favorite pastimes. Before I had my own dogs, I found road trips to be extremely boring. Now that I’m lucky enough to have both Ralph & Luna, I’ve found so much more enjoyment in going on new adventures with them. Plus, it gives me a reason to stop a bit more often to stretch my legs and take in the scenery.

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If you’re a planner like me, then you know prepping for a trip can take a ton of time and effort. Sometimes if you’re just going for a day or two, the amount of work you put in it can even make the whole trip so stressful. To avoid that, I love making checklists for packing all my must haves. That makes packing such a breeze!

I’ve put together my packing list for short trips like a long weekend and am happy to be sharing it with you today! You can find a quick run own of what is on that list below followed by a downloadable PDF that you can print out and use as your own checklist.

The Complete Long Weekend Packing List for Dogs

For Travel

  • Car Water Bottle or Spill Proof Bowl. It’s important to keep your dog hydrated during travel and in the car. We love the Sleepypod Yummy Travel Bowls and Kurgo Gourd Water Bottle.
  • Car Seat Cover. The 4Knines Split Rear Hammock Seat Cover is my must have!
  • Safety Harness or Carrier. Again, Sleepypod is our go to for keeping the dogs safe on the go. Check out their crash tested harnesses and carriers.
  • Collar & Leash. Always go for quality! Make sure your dogs have their IDs on them too.
  • Poop Bags. You can never have enough. Definitely don’t count on there being any at rest stops or hotels. Be a responsible pet parent and scoop that poop!
  • Calming Aids. If your dogs need them to combat travel anxiety, of course. We pack a Full Spectrum Hemp Oil treats like those from Treatibles and the dogs’ Thundershirts. This can also help with anxiety of being in a strange place like a hotel.

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For the Hotel

  • Doggy Suitcase. I’ve been searching for the perfect one and finally found it in the Sleepypod Go Bag!
  • Vet and Vaccine Records. Have these on hand in case of an emergency. Digital is great, but print out a copy just in case.
  • Dog Bed. And maybe a favorite blanket.
  • 1-2 Dog Toys. Don’t bring too many so you can keep track of them in a hotel room.
  • Chews. Super helpful to keep your pups occupied and entertained. I bring 1 per dog per day. Some favorites are WHIMZEES, Redbarn, and Bully Sticks from I and Love and You.
  • Treats. High value and small pieces like the Training Treats from Spot Farms.
  • Extra Towel or Blanket. Great to have in case of accidents, to cover furniture, or for just a little extra comfort.

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For Meals

  • Food. Make sure to pack enough for each meal for each dog. Bring an extra meal for each dog, just in case! We also like to bring The Honest Kitchen Propper Toppers because they can act as treats or help stretch an extra meal if necessary.
  • Medicine. Everything your dog would normally take. Plus, pack an extra day’s worth.
  • Supplements. Same as above. Don’t quit being healthy just because you’re on vacation.
  • Water Bowl. At least one for the hotel room. We like to bring one per dog.
  • Food Bowl. One for each dog!

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More Travel Tips!

Search for and Pick Pet Friendly Hotels
Red Roof Inn, La Quinta, and Home2 Suites are some of my favorite places to stay with the dogs.

Call Ahead to Confirm Hotel Pet Policies
Double check that the policies are what you think they are. Verify any fees and confirm number of pet and weight limits.

Plan Out Your Driving Route
Think about where you’re going to stop along your drive. Take advantage of rest stops for bathroom breaks. If you’re traveling alone, consider stopping at pet stores like Petco and PetSmart to use the bathroom, so you can bring your dog inside.

Printable Checklist

And now’s the time for you to get your own copy of our checklist. You can find two PDF versions below. One version has a few helpful reminders to ensure your trip goes smoothly. The second is blank on the bottom for you to add your own reminders or must have packing items!

Want to print out our checklist? Click the links below!
Packing List for Dogs + TIPS
Packing List for Dogs – BLANK

Long Weekend Packing List for Dogs

If you are planning a multi-day road trip, then be sure to also check out our Ultimate Road Trip Guide.

What are your must have items for a weekend trip with your dog?

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Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman is a bargain hunter, food lover, and software engineer figuring out how to be a pet parent for the first time. Jessica has been a long time lover of all animals (especially llamas and manatees) and is happy that she can finally combine that love with technology.
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