|Barked: Fri Jul 22, '11 9:20am PST |
|With Ginger I took her from Colorado to New Mexico to Arizona to California and then Oregon. With Bruno I took him from Tucson AZ to Portland OR in three days, we got a ride with a long-haul trucker. (Next time I am adopting a local dog!)
They both pretty much slept the whole way. One thing I have to mention, is if the dog has any tendency towards car sickness, they might not want to eat, especially right after getting out of the vehicle. Bruno developed an aversion to his kibble, I had to switch brands when we arrived because he wouldn't eat the old one anymore. And of course be very careful opening the car doors, at one stop with Ginger she jumped out at a gas station and refused to get back in, running around the block like it was a game! I had to coax and then grab her and make her get in, which wasn't fun. Luckily it was a small town stop and there was hardly any traffic.
Make sure your dog has good identification if they get lost. NOTHING feels worse that having a dog run off in a strange place, and then having to leave without them because you're far from home and on a schedule. That happened with Ginger in New Mexico. Good thing my cell number was on her collar, if it was only my home number her finder wouldn't have reached me! Make sure the ID is up to date, and preferably microchip the dog too in case they lose the collar.
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