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Adding a Puppy to our travels


After four years of being on the road we took the big step of adding a new puppy to our travels.  The search and adoption of a dog can be a bit complicated while on the road, and here is my blog post walking through how we did it in case anyone is interested. 

https://camperchronicles.com/2018/11/05/trying-to-adopt-a-dog-on-the-road/



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He/she should be a good traveler since you art starting young.

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Congrats on the new member of your RV family. A friend of mine just adopted a corgi pup. She travels by motorcycle and picked her up in Utah, on her way from Texas to her home in Washington. So that pup got into the traveling thing from the get go.

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I'm so happy for you. Jack looks great and really adorable though.


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So sorry but your "dog" looks more like a steer to me. lol

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He looks cute. I'm pretty sure that he will enjoy traveling with your family.

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Against my better judgement, I gave in to DW's desire for a dog ... so now we have 2 Havanese puppies. Couldn't make up our mind, so I figured two is no more trouble than one, so we bought both. They are brothers from the same litter ... glad they didn't have 3 left . Props to DW for selecting the breed ... they have many desirable traits and although they brought all the negative "stuff" with them that I objected to (need to be walked when it's raining, can't leave them alone for too long, many RV parks charge extra for dogs so we get double that, etc.). They also brought the positives ... they are very sweet and cuddly, entertaining and will be lap dogs for sure. About 10 lbs or so, hypoallergenic, hair not fur so no shedding, sturdy and athletic, not barkers ... unless necessary, so a good breed for what we are doing. They are about 5 months old now so still get a lot of "puppy stuff". Once they mature, they should become calmer. First thing in the morning they are VERY HAPPY to see us .

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RonC wrote:

Against my better judgement, I gave in to DW's desire for a dog ... so 


 I do believe this is one of those statements which actually means the opposite ... assuming you like to be happy.  Now I'll have to look up that breed - I have not heard of them before and they do sound interesting.



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vannchan wrote:
RonC wrote:

Against my better judgement, I gave in to DW's desire for a dog ... so 


 I do believe this is one of those statements which actually means the opposite ... assuming you like to be happy.  Now I'll have to look up that breed - I have not heard of them before and they do sound interesting.


 Well ... that is true (that I like to be happy) so maybe it was my better judgement that actually won out.  I held out for 5 years, but she wore me down.  I must admit that puppies bring a lot of entertainment value to the process ... mostly good ... but not all.



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This is a really helpful article when trying to figure out as to whether it is a good idea to travel with a dog. I usually bring a pet carrier so that the movement of Shih Tzu is limited.

 

 



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So a followup question ... we bought two rear seat "carriers" that the dogs go in and are connected to the rear seatbelt (so they are restrained). They don't want to stay in the carriers, so like many things we have done, the dogs seem to think differently than we do. All the dogs we've had in the distant past never traveled "restrained", and over the last 20 years or so we just kenneled our dogs when we traveled.  This "restraint thing" seems to be the new way to do it. Do others just let their dogs have the back (or front seat) or do you attempt to restrain them to protect them in the event of a collision?



-- Edited by RonC on Monday 18th of March 2019 12:00:47 PM



-- Edited by RonC on Monday 18th of March 2019 12:13:39 PM

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It must be fun to have a canine companion on your travels!

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My wife drives her car when we travel. She has a seat cover that covers the whole back seat - made to protect it against dog's paws/nails. She lets him lay up there or on the floor. We have a strict rule - No Collisions! (If only we could enforce it.) Our cat rides in a carrier.

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