Spring is here, and that means it’s time to start planning warm weather travels, whether a long road trip over the summer or a short weekend getaway in the next couple of months. For many pet lovers, this means trying to figure out how to travel with their furry friend in tow. A lot of travel is more fun if we don’t have to leave our beloved pets, but it can be intimidating to think about the logistics of bringing them along. Luckily, with the right car and vehicle accessories, it can be a lot easier than we think.

The first step is finding the right vehicle for traveling with a pet. If you’re a dog owner, the space and versatility of a 2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee might be perfect. If you have a cat or other smaller pet, you might be less concerned about space than safety. You’ll want to make sure you can secure your cat carrier using a seatbelt or other fastening.

Once you have a car or SUV with the space you need, that’s when it’s time to think about accessories. Cargo area dividers, rear seat covers, and specially made straps and safety accessories can make a world of difference on a car ride, both in terms of safety and the comfort of the trip.

Lastly, you’ll want to be prepared! If you’re going a long distance, map out where you can stop to let your dog out for a bathroom break and a walk. Make sure to pack a toy or two to entertain your pet on the road.

With a little preparation and a great vehicle, traveling with your pet can be not only doable, but enjoyable. Start preparing for your spring and summer travels by visiting and talking with an expert Dodge dealer. Toledo, OH and Dundee, MI pet lovers can make traveling better with a visit to Monroe Superstore.