Travel Gifts for Dog Lovers

Travel Gifts for Dog Lovers

Sheila Moon Sheila Moon
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Looking for travel gifts for dog lovers — or the dogs — in your life? Traveling with our furry companions does require an extra layer of planning, but I’ve perfected the ready-to-roll bag. I can hit the road with my dog at a moment’s notice.

The first item you need is a basic but durable tote, with a flat bottom and comfortable straps. My go-to bag was a free IAMS® promotional tote that I received from Petco. The only caveat is that it must be large enough to contain the items listed below:

A hands-free leash is critical. The human must have a hand for a morning cuppa or a camera. The pooch must be free to explore the exciting new aromas and pee-mail from their friends. My go-to has always been the Ruffwear Roamer Bungee Dog Leash. The waist belt is comfortable and attaches safely with a click and the extension is just long enough to give human and companion enough roaming room. $39.95

travel gifts for dog loversRuffwear Roamer™ Bungee Dog Leash

Traveling with an entire 50-pound bag of kibble really isn’t an option, and we know that our sensitive-nosed companion will root out and devour an entire bag of food if it isn’t secure. The Wilderdog Doggie Bag is a great option. This bag is made of heavy duty, water resistant, food grade poly-cotton; the roll-top clips together with a sturdy plastic clasp which doubles as a handle; it holds about five pounds of kibble; and comes with a stainless-steel mug that holds 1.25 cups of kibble. $26.00

Wilderdog Doggie Bag

Of course, your pooch will also need a food and water bowl. The HYDAWAY Collapsible Bowl is lightweight, easy to clean, durable, safe, and collapses down to just one inch. Holding up to 32 oz, it can easily be used for either water or food. A pair of HYDAWAY Collapsible Bowls would make perfect travel gifts for dog lovers. $21.95


While most dog lovers know that pup will eventually worm their way onto the bed, it is good to have a travel-size roll up dog bed. Not surprisingly, the Ruffwear Mt. Bachelor Pad™ Portable Dog Bed is a great option. The base is made of a durable, waterproof, non-slip material; the top is a soft and comfy microsuede; and in between is a layer of batting to give Fido an extra bit of comfort. The bed comes in two sizes, when not in use it rolls up into a compact package with an integrated strap. $69.95 - $89.95

Ruffwear Mt. Bachelor Pad™ Portable Dog Bed

Ruffwear Mt. Bachelor Pad™ Portable Dog Bed

We all know that dogs have a naughty streak and will occasionally roll in something that makes our nose-hairs curl. When a proper bath is not always an option, a dog wipe will (more or less) suffice. Burt's Bees Multipurpose Hypoallergenic Wipes remove dirt and odors, are gentle on even the most sensitive pups, and are made of high quality, natural ingredients. They are a lifesaver after a good pre-Thanksgiving Dinner pup-roll in the stink. $6.99/pack of 50

Burt’s Bees Multipurpose Hypoallergenic Wipes

Finally, I never leave home without an old sheet. I know that when I’m not looking, my spoiled canine companion will climb onto the most comfortable surface available. I would like to be allowed to return to my favorite lodgings, so I always cover the bed, couch or chair with that old sheet.

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