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    I am going on a 14 hour road trip . My dad passed away yesterday. I decided to drive to his place instead of flying so, I can bring Bruschi. The purpose is just to take care of business . Not staying very long .

    I need some what to bring check list.
    I got his food, water , snacks, blanket and a toy. Got his wipes for paws cleaning . This my first time traveling with a dog.

    Thank you


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    I’m so sorry about your dad.

    I travel with my dogs too. Well was really Duke n Nyala. We’ve been going on the east side of Canada (family) so basically we do almost 4,000KM which is 3 day ish. You got everything covered from what you mentioned. Only thing I can add is stop a few times. I bring a ball n park at a far end shopping area where there’s nobody. Would roll their ball so they can run n stretch. Then give them a snack, walk around for potty etc. I basically stopped a good 30mins for them. I drive by the Great Lakes so that pit stop is a good hour. They would play in the water. It’s really fun to travel with your dog. In your case 14hrs, depending on how active he is, I would stop at least 2x. If I’m not mistaken Bruschi is an active dog so give him a good walk or run. You’re going to enjoy traveling with Bruschi. If you drive by water it’s worth stopping longer. If he loves vehicles, you should be fine. I know it’s definitely not a vacation but try to enjoy your traveling time. Let us know how Bruschi loved his drive... Again sorry for your loss. Big hugs!!

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    Iím so sorry about your dad.

    I travel with my dogs too. Well was really Duke n Nyala. Weíve been going on the east side of Canada (family) so basically we do almost 4,000KM which is 3 day ish. You got everything covered from what you mentioned. Only thing I can add is stop a few times. I bring a ball n park at a far end shopping area where thereís nobody. Would roll their ball so they can run n stretch. Then give them a snack, walk around for potty etc. I basically stopped a good 30mins for them. I drive by the Great Lakes so that pit stop is a good hour. They would play in the water. Itís really fun to travel with your dog. In your case 14hrs, depending on how active he is, I would stop at least 2x. If Iím not mistaken Bruschi is an active dog so give him a good walk or run. Youíre going to enjoy traveling with Bruschi. If you drive by water itís worth stopping longer. If he loves vehicles, you should be fine. I know itís definitely not a vacation but try to enjoy your traveling time. Let us know how Bruschi loved his drive... Again sorry for your loss. Big hugs!!
    Yes, the pit stops for him to walk and sniff. I know he will love it. The drive will be therapeutic for me to see the mountains and scenary . My dad was my buddy, we have great memories watching the Patriots in San Diego, CA. I was an embarrassment in a good way lol
    Bruschi will have fun and get to sniff his grandpaís apt before we clean it and pack up some stuff. My dad knew Porkchop and she loved him bec he let her do whatever she wanted. She was a man dog . Always submissive to men haha My dad knew about Bruschi but never met.

    Sounds like your pups had a blast traveling with you. We love them so much!




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    Please accept my condolences. You seem to have covered the essentials here; like stated above, taking breaks is essential (for you as well as for the dog). I would also say you need a harness or car crate for safety reasons.


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    Before you head out, locate an emergency Vet near your eventual destination and learn how to get there by the shortest route. Enter the address into car's GPS or your phone.
    Store the EVet phone number. Be prepared for that worst case scenario. I feel the better prepared you are for it, the less likely it is to happen.
    Poop bags, any meds or supplements he might take, pepcid, benadryl, a roll of paper towels, bath towel, a crate, an extra lead, several bottles of water.
    We measure and bag each meal in Ziplocks...enough for the expected time and a couple extra days. If I think of anything else, I'll edit.
    We travel a lot with out guys.

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    I'm so very sorry about your Dad... safe travels, I think everyone has got you covered!!!

    "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
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    So very sorry for the loss of your father.... safe travels.
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    Sorry for your loss. No travel advice as I have yet to do it but everyone has you covered.

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    Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Everyone has you covered as far as what to bring-glad to hear mention of paper towels-one thing I was always sure to have.
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    So sorry for your loss! You and Bruschi have a safe trip.
    ďWhen I needed a hand, I found your paw.Ē

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    I am so sorry for your loss. Be safe.

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    Thank you all for the kind messages. I need to re-group myself to prepare for my road trip. I am super numb planning and just need to get through this.

    You are all very kind bulldog community.


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