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Top travel essentials for a dog-friendly holiday

Packing for a holiday is always stressful so we’ve done the hard work for you and selected the absolute travel must-haves for your travelling canine companion…

Packing for a holiday is always stressful so we’ve done the hard work for you and selected the absolute travel must-haves for your travelling canine companion…


1. Personalised Pet Blanket & Pet Towel by PetsPyjamas
Depending on the season and time of day, a cosy pet blanket is essential for long journeys and at your holiday destination. Available in a range of gorgeous colours, our blankets can be personalised with your dog’s name or initials. And let’s not forget our four-legged friend’s love of mud! Car journeys with a dog after a wet and muddy walk are rather undesirable, so dry your pooch off with one of our personalised pet towels. They’re also handy for protecting your car seat from those dirty paws.

Pet Towel

2. Load Up Car Harness by Ruffwear
This car harness from Ruffwear has been especially designed to transport your four-legged friend safely and comfortably to and from their canine explorations. Attach to your car seatbelt and the harness will keep your dog secure during sudden vehicle movements, plus it can be detached for quick rest stops!

Load Up Car Harness


3. Waterproof Collapsible Pet Carrier by House of Paws
Transport your pet in style with House of Paws stylish collapsible pet carrier! Designed to offer your pet maximum comfort, each side of the carrier features mesh panels for ventilation with roll down blinds for when your pet fancies a nap. Pawfect for frequent canine travellers, this carrier is fully collapsible so you can easily store away when not in use.

Waterproof Collapsible Pet Carrier

4. Pet Travel Bowl by PetsPyjamas
Your furry friend will never have to miss a meal or drink of water when on the go with our collapsible pet bowl. Made from non-toxic materials, our bowl collapses completely flat so will fit perfectly into your suitcase or backpack. Ideal to have on long or short journeys, and even on walks or hikes during your holiday.

Pet Travel Bowl

5. Minty Munchy Rawhide Bones by Howlers
Just like us on long journeys, our four-legged friends can get a bit bored and peckish. So, give your dog one of these yummy minty chews! Not only are they high in protein and low in fat, but they will keep their teeth and gums healthy. And quash very bad doggie breath!

Minty Munchy Rawhide Bones by Howlers

6. Personalised Reflective Denim Dog Coat by PetsPyjamas
Your pet needn’t compromise on style just because they’re on the move. This denim coat will not only provide your canine companion with an extra layer when needed, but it also features a reflective strip that will make your pooch more visible to others if you make any roadside stops. And for an extra personal touch, we’ll embroider your dog’s name or initials for free!

Personalised Reflective Denim Dog Coat by PetsPyjamas

7. K9 Unit Dog Water Bottle by H2O4K9
The ultimate travel accessory for jet-setting pets! Make sure your furry friend stays hydrated on long journeys with this innovative water bottle. The lid acts as a bowl – perfect if you don’t have your pop-up pet bowl handy. Simply twist off the lid and pour your pup a drink. The extra wide neck will also allow you to put ice into the bottle, essential for holidays during the summer months.

K9 Unit Dog Water Bottle by H2O4K9

8. Dog Sleeping Bag by Bowl&Bone Republic
Great for car trips, camping holidays or hotel stays, this doggie sleeping bag will certainly keep your pet warm and cosy. Made from super soft materials, you pooch can lay inside or on top of the double-layered bag. It’s also machine washable and even has a handle for easy carrying between locations.

Dog Sleeping Bag by Bowl & Bone Republic

9. King Crab Plush Squeaky Dog Toy by P.L.A.Y.
If your pet is a nervous traveller, there’s nothing more comforting than a familiar face! Made from eco-friendly materials, this plush crab toy makes a great snuggle buddy and has an inner squeaker for playtime. Holidays are so much more fun when you have a friend by your side!

King Crab Plush Squeaky Dog Toy by P.L.A.Y.

10. Haul Bag by Ruffwear
It’s all very well your pet having their travel essentials, but they’re going to need something to put them in! Ruffwear’s travel bag is a great way to keep your pet’s necessities organised on the road. Featuring a myriad of interior and exterior pockets that professional organisers will love, this bag can be carried by a shoulder strap or handles.

Haul Bag by Ruffwear



About the Author

I love travelling. France, Europe, the World! I’ve been to many countries around the World, but keep being drawn back to France. Just a quick trip under the Channel from our home in Folkestone, my family and I could easily spend every holiday there, from skiing, self catering gites and the odd daytrip or weekend break. I hope to share some of my stories and favourite places with our Eurotunnel Le Shuttle customers.