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    Oh, another thin that made life easy was collapsable water dish from petco. We bought a case of bottled water and had the dish on hand so drinks could be given at any time.
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    @CaveDiverFL im on a road trip as we speak. (I read my emails at night. Working!) Anyway I just did 3200km which is about 2000miles with Nyala. She's a real trooper I swear she's fantastic. She has her harness and smaller leash to the safety belt in back seat. I dont want her in the front. Something happens and bag deploys, it will kill her. I leave the leash a tad long so she can move or stretch if she wants to walk across the back seat. God forbid I need to smack the breaks, hopefully it never happens and will not...positive thinking... she will be blocked in immediately. I stop every 2-3 hrs. Make her do her business, play ball with her a good 10 - 15mins, has a snack and back on the road. Took me over 3 days and some but worth every pit stop. I need to move too as hard on a back sitting long hrs. I brought her frozen home cooking meals, yogurts, bottle water, treats, fruits in a cooler. Breakfast is at the pet friendly hotels and supper on the road. Ive arrived this morning at my destination and she's just as happy as when we left. She sleeps or sometimes with an eye or 2 open and doesn't say a word.

    Will be posting pics. Today people were fishing and she had a first encounter with a big catfish. She was going nuts want to see what a fish was. Like a toy but smells like her food. Lolll then she saw a beaver and barked at it. Go figure she never barks. So don't worry Agnes will do great. Bring bottle water cause water can have different taste in different placesand make sure you stop ever 2-3 hrs max for a good 15 mins to have Agnes move. Very important. I was worried about bullies traveling but they are good travelers. Have fun n take photos! !

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    Does the floor of the truck have room for her and a comfy blankie? Thinking you can put the A/C on the feet area for her. I agree with others on leaving her alone in the truck. I would take her with you at all times, there are some crazies out there. Best of luck & safe travels - be sure to let her have a blanket or toy she loves with her throughout the trip for comfort let us know once you've made it to your new home safe & sound!


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    Thanks everyone for the advice. She will have to ride shotgun as there is no second row or extra space behind the seats. I will get one of those harnesses that buckle to the seat belt. I also got some window shade stuff so I can block the sun when driving west. I will fill in the feet part with luggage and soft stuff in case she slips. I'm also taking a 7 gallon potable water container on the road.

    Lastly I have to agree about leaving her alone, I found some mobile urinals on amazon you can use so I guess that's what I'll be doing haha.

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    It's summer and bullies are like silk with temps. I use the thermostat below to monitor my cab temps when traveling with my bully. I have the monitor in the front and the thermostat close to my bully. This method tells me the true temp around my bully.

    I think her riding shotgun is ideal. I agree with not leaving her in your cab, take her inside with you. I have not had my store or gas station say no to her coming in. They give him some love, he gives them some love and all is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frith View Post
    When we moved to maine, we had two dogs, a cat and a guinea pig. I have to say the best traveling companion was the guinea pig. Happy as a clam in her cat kennel filled with shavings. Water bottle and pellets. She sang to us the whole trip-little happy guinea pig chirps and chuckles. I can't imagine traveling with a parrot.
    The parrot had the time of his life! He loved it (can't say the same for the cats). We also took him with us when we moved back home to England.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaveDiverFL View Post
    My English Bully Agnes and I are moving from Florida to Colorado in a little less than 2 weeks. We will be driving a Penske Truck (bucket seats) and spend 3 nights at dog friendly hotels along the way.

    I was hoping to get some advice on how to keep her secured / comfortable during the trip. Of course I will be taking all her food, water, paperwork, health certificate, etc with me. I will also only leave her in the truck with the AC running and a sign in the window advising people of that (while I use the facilities).

    My concern is about keeping her on the front seat. The seats are big bucket seats so she should be fine laying / sitting there. I'm wondering if there are any carriers that could be put on those seats that can support a bullies weight (55lbs) or some other restraints / comfort stuff. I check Kurgo but they only had products for the back-seat which of course I wont have.

    Any advice for our 2000 mile journey is appreciated.

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    Well I know @g8erjackie made the trip to Florida from Washington DC. She has been tagged and hopefully can chime in on your question of advice.

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    Safe travels to you and your bully. Have fun!


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    My sister lives in Colorado Springs and we visited. The place is pretty arid so lots of water. Also, I would not be playing real hard with when you get there as you are going from sea level to a few thousand up depending on where you are going. Watch out for elevation sickness.

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    What a cute story!
    Quote Originally Posted by Frith View Post
    When we moved to maine, we had two dogs, a cat and a guinea pig. I have to say the best traveling companion was the guinea pig. Happy as a clam in her cat kennel filled with shavings. Water bottle and pellets. She sang to us the whole trip-little happy guinea pig chirps and chuckles. I can't imagine traveling with a parrot.

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    I just drove 2,200 miles from Wisconsin to California with my bulldog in late March. With everything that I was dealing with (selling house, packing, job, etc.), the drive with the dog was the one thing that rattled me the most.
    It turned out to be relatively smooth sailing. Margie the bulldog was a GREAT travel companion. She was in her carrier in the back seat (she sleeps in it at home) and slept/snored a majority of the time. We took our time (four days) and I made frequent stops at rest stops so that she could get a drink, have a treat and walk around a little. Sometimes she was a little spooked by the rest stops with the big semis, so I would just zip open her carrier and give her a drink from the collapsible bowl that she uses.
    Since I was traveling solo, the only thing that was tough was checking into hotels. It usually involved three or four trips to the car after checking in and checking out.

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    A selfie before we started on Day 1.

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