The holidays are nearly upon us and soon people will be taking to the open road to spend some quality (and well deserved) time with family and friends. But what about your furry four-footed friends? Your devoted puppy pals? Travelling with them at the back with our bakkie canopies is easy, but there are a few things to consider.

Traveling with Dogs

Before you set off on your adventure, make sure you know whether your pet will be allowed into the destination or area. Many camping facilities, hotels, B&B’s and holiday resorts have relaxed policies on pets, therefore allowing them to take part in all the family fun.

Make sure to keep the following essentials in mind when travelling with your pet:

  • Doggy bags to keep the mess to a minimal on public grounds & private facilities.
  • Your pet’s medication and vaccination cards (depending on where you’re going)
  • Open the windows wide on your canopy with our custom doggy bars, which keeps your pets safe & allows airflow.
  • Never leave your pet in your vehicle – even with water & the windows cracked, they are susceptible to heat stroke.
  • Ensure you have food and lots of water available at all times.
  • Additional bedding specifically for your pets, to keep them off your bedding.

How About Camping?

Camping can be some of the most memorable days you can spend with your loved ones. Filled with the sights and sounds of summer or the crisp cool days of winter. But there are still some things to keep in mind.

Make sure to pack a towel (or a few if you have water-loving pets) even if you don’t think your pet is going to get wet – there might not even be water where you’re camping – but it might rain, or your dog decides to roll around in a puddle of mud – a bath might be needed and a towel will come in handy.

Have your leash on hand at all times. This doesn’t just apply for camping grounds but in any public space, even if you can walk your dog without it. Although most campgrounds insist you keep your dog secure at all times. Make sure it’s durable and going to last the journey – if you know your buddy chews through his leads like paper – invest in a heavier leather or chain leash.

With the holiday season starting soon, it’s a good to get prepared to travel with your beloved pets. So if you’re travelling to a camping ground, a private resort or just taking your family on a road trip along the coast – make sure to pack all the essentials onto the roof racks or packed neatly in the back of the canopy.

Contact us for more information on how to make your travel as pet-friendly as possible with your Andy Cab Canopy.