We’ve been on the road for a few years now, and throughout that time we’ve had our staffie, Pepper, right along with us. We’ve bought several beds, chew toys, balls, bowls, and everything else you need to look after your dog, but only some of them have stuck with us.
Below are some of the items we would not be without. These items are all useful at home but have been picked so they can be used when traveling. All these items are easy to clean and lightweight, and have survived the wrath of Pepper!
Lightweight Fabric Pet Carrier Crate with Fleece Mat.
Great for inside and outside use. Gives dogs their own space. Easy to clean/wipe down. Very lightweight at 3.5kg.
Senzkon Foldable Waterproof Dog Bed Mattress, Washable Durable Oxford Dog Pad for Car Crate Sofa also For Outdoor Using (L (35.4-23.6″/90-60 cm）, Grey)
We use this as a liner in the dog carrier above. The waterproof element makes it much easier for us to clean if Pepper is ill or makes a mess.
It’s also nicely comfortable for her, as thinner mattresses have been rejected quickly!
Doggy Bag Microfibre Doggy Bag Medium | Dog Towel Robe with Zip | Super Absorbent Great for Winter
Great for cleaning and drying your dog when you get back from a walk, or after you’ve given them a shower.
Machine washable – though we usually do it by hand.
Road Refresher Prestige Non-Spill Pet Water Bowl
This is a great non-spill water bowl. Easy to clean. It has never moved or spilled while driving. Perfect for motorhomes/RVs.
EzyDog Zero Shock Dog Lead
EzyDog Zero Shock lead is a wonderful lead that clips around your waist. Perfect for hiking, leaving your hands free.
EzyDog Dog Harness and Seatbelt Attachment
Great harness, easy to clean. Comes with a great easy to use Seatbelt attachment.
Dog Gone Smart Dirty Dog Doormat
A fantastic microfibre doormat. Extremely absorbent. Great for wet feet and dogs. Reduces muddy footprints inside.
Dicky Bag Dog Waste Bag
Fantastic washable bag with air freshener. Pouch for empty bags and section for full bags. No more carrying poop in your hands until you find a bin. Great for long walks.
Ticks can be found in most countries in Europe. It’s recommended that you only use dedicated tools to remove ticks. These are small, easy to use, and proved invaluable multiple times.
Basket Ultra Adjustable Padded Dog Safety Muzzle Plastic Rubber
Lightweight soft muzzle, easy to use, and small enough to carry in a bag.
KONG – Extreme Dog Toy
Tough Natural Rubber chew toy. Space for stuffing treats. One of the few that last well with our strong chewer.
Kong Goodie Dog Bone
Tough Natural rubber bone. Space at each end for stuffing treats.
KONG Easy Treat Paste
Perfect tasty treat to spray into the Kong toys. Keeps dogs happy and busy.
KONG Wubba Dog Toy
Great toss or tug of war toy. The family will enjoy playing with this as much as the dog. Tough material.
Chuckit Ultra Ball
Durable High Bounce Rubber, easily visible, Launcher Compatible, don’t pop like tennis balls.
Chuckit! Kick Fetch Dog Toy
Durable, easy to pick up, float in water, random bounce, easily visible, and great for owner and pet.