We love our furry friends! Taking good care of our pets while traveling can be a challenge, but here are a few tips and tricks from animal-savvy Boingo employees that will make your trip a breeze.
“Always buckle up with a pet safety harness!” – Renny Krieg, product manager, and Griffey
“Unless you’re keen to a fur-filled back seat and think scratches add character, a seat cover isindispensable. It also gives your pet’s paws something to grip onto, which prevents your best buddy from slipping around the back. When you see what’s left behind on the seat cover, you will never drive without one again.” - Younjee Kim, corporate communications manager, and Roscoe
“When first traveling by car with dogs, especially young puppies, it’s helpful to travel with a crate. Bring a familiar chew toy so that they have something to entertain themselves and calm their nerves with during the drive. Keep a leash right by the crate just in case. You never know if a dog gets spooked in the back, he could bolt right out as you open the crate. This way you’ll at least have a way to hold onto them before they jump out. ” - Gene Dahilig, senior client software developer, and The Biscuit
“Traveling with Butters is easy… I just put him in a backpack and go!” – Alex Scoble, online marketing manager, and Butters
“Two years ago, my wife and I made a cross country move and it was critical that our group of cats would be comfortable, feel safe, and be relaxed during the journey. The biggest factor that made it easy for them to travel, was making them feel at home with a comfortable floor (mattress in a van), a private “powder room” in the rear (auto-scooping litterbox!), and space for them to not to feel confined. Word of advice however, never let your cat pump gas, they always fill it up with premium and that gets expensive!” - Bob Brennan, web engineer, and Cosmo
“Consider taking your pup to doggie day care. There are some great options in Los Angeles!” - Salenta Baisden, program manager, and Madison
Let’s hear from you! What are your tips and tricks for easy traveling with pets?