Many people own and love pets. Many people love to travel by RV. So, can a person enjoy their hobby of RV camping without leaving their beloved pets behind? The answer is, of course, yes! Pets have specific needs and can make travel difficult. However, they are adaptable. Many animals, especially dogs and cats, are able to adapt to new environments and lifestyles. If you want to travel with your pets, take the time to get them used to riding in a vehicle, using a leash, and spending time outside. For a smoother trip, Greenwood RV Rentals & Sales recommends adhering to these safety tips when traveling with your pets.

Travel Safely with Your Pets

1. Buckle Up

No matter how often you plan to travel with your RV rental, it’s never a good idea to let your pet roam about the vehicle. Even if you are an experienced driver, accidents can happen to anyone and your pet could be seriously injured if they are not properly restrained.

2. Be Prepared

You would never forget to pack your pet’s food and water, but pets often require many items to feel safe and comfortable. Make a list before your trip so that you don’t forget any of the essentials. Some items to consider bringing include:

  • Leash
  • Waste pick-up bags
  • Litter (for cats)
  • Toys
  • Brush
  • Crate
  • Comfort items or bedding

3. Maintain a Proper ID

Even the best-trained pets can get away from time to time. Be sure that your pet has up-to-date tags with your name and phone number. Microchipping your pet is also a great way to track them down if they get lost. 

4. Keep Your Pet’s Records with You

Many campgrounds ask to see vaccination records, so make sure your pet’s are up-to-date and easy to access. You should also bring proof of ownership just in case your pet gets away and someone finds him and tries to claim him. Having photos on hand of your pets can also help if they run away. If you pet has medical ailments or allergies, you should bring paperwork regarding these.

If you’re ready to book a camper, motorhome, or travel trailer for your next trip with your family and pets, contact Greenwood RV Rentals & Sales today at (317) 413-0817 or make a reservation online anytime.