I try my VERY best to take them when I go. I hate leaving them behind. Samson is actually a very good boy when traveling because I have taken him so many places. When I do HAVE to leave them home I am lucky to have family and friends to help. Samson either goes to my mom's house or my next door neighbor watches them. My neighbor is a good friend of mine so I trust her and she is just right next door so it makes it really easy. I prefer to take trips where the dogs can be included, I miss them too much when I am gone!