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Budget-Friendly Travel Tips for Dog Day Vacays

Budget-Friendly Travel Tips for Dog Day Vacays

By Alex Porter • July 25, 2018

Nothing can break up the Dog Days of Summer like a well-earned vacation. When it comes time to plan your trip, you shouldn’t have to choose between breaking the bank and leaving your pup behind.

To help out all the dog moms and dads of the world, here’s a quick list of travel tips to keep your dog happy and your budget intact.

Travel Smart and Put the Paws to the Road

If possible, choose a road trip over flying. Staying on the ground will not only keep costs down, it’s also a lot easier and way more comfortable for your dog. If driving is out of the question, make sure you do your research to find the best deals. is a great place to gather info, with airline pet polices for over 180 airlines.

Find the "Pet-Friendly" Filter

When you’re looking for a place to stay, sites like and have simple search options that let you filter for spots that allow pets. No one wants to leave their pup behind, so hotels and renters are becoming more open to allowing pets these days — many at no extra cost.

Schedule Tons of Play Time

Keep your dog in mind when you’re putting together your itinerary . Instead of taking Ubers everywhere, why not walk? Hit up all the best parks, beaches and hiking trails in the area. These outdoor activities will not only keep you and your dog active, you’ll save time and money not having to find an out-of-town dog sitter.

Come Prepared

Make a list and check it twice. Pack up all the pet supplies you normally need on a daily basis without forgetting any of the essentials. You don’t want to run out and have to spend money on a new leash or extra treats when you’ve already got perfectly good stuff at home.

You Vacation, They Staycation

Sometimes it just doesn’t make sense to bring your dog along for the trip. Luckily, there are tons of options to keep your dog comfortable and well cared for while you're away. Rover links you with local, highly-rated pet sitters and dog boarding options for as low as $20-$30 per night. Your local vet may offer discounted care options for customers as well.

Go Have Some Doggone Fun!

Pick a place, plan it out and let the good times roll.

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Wherever you’re headed, make sure to take plenty of pics. We can’t wait to see you enjoying your #OMFDogDays all across the globe. Safe travels!

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