Traveling with your Dog

I have travelled all over the United States and the Caribbean with my dog Zoey and The Potty Rink is always with us. Zoey always knows where to go, no matter where she travels. The Potty Rink is a little piece of home that travels where ever we go.  The Potty Rink has made our travel experiences more comfortable for our family and our dog Zoey!

When you travel with your dog, there are more things to consider than packing just food and bowls. You have to consider where your dog is going to go potty!  The Potty Rink is not only going to make your pet more comfortable, but to help you relax when you are out and about.

Before getting on the airplane or in the car for a long journey, think about the physical needs of your dog.  It’s a good idea to take your dog out on a walk just before departure.  The more tired out he is, the better behaved.

To keep anxiety low, try to stick with your normal routine as much as possible.  Think of these new experiences from your pet’s perspective as you prepare, depart and arrive at your new place.

Once you arrive at your travel destination, it is a good idea to set-up and show your dog where her food, water, bedding and The Potty Rink locations are right away.  Make sure to set up The Potty Rink before you leave your dog in a new place.

The Potty Rink is an indoor potty station that is portable and provides a very designated place to go potty.  The Potty Rink can be used with washable or disposable pads and requires no tools for set-up.   Learn more about The Potty Rink on our website –

Being an experienced little traveler, Zoey loves that her Potty Rink always comes along. As soon as we set it up for her, she understands that is her spot to go. Zoey knows she can use The Potty Rink at all hours of the day and night.

It is also a good idea to find the nearest veterinary office, so in case of an emergency, you know where to take your dog.

Another great idea is to plan ahead by locating places to eat, have coffee, sight see, and parks that are pet friendly.  It’s worth the extra time before you leave home, so you can spend time having fun on vacation, rather than searching for a place that is accepting of your dog.

Travel Check-List For You and Your Dog

  • Food
  • Treats
  • Bowls
  • Blanket/Bedding
  • The Potty Rink
  • Medication (for allergy and pain along with regular Rx)
  • Medical Records
  • Vet Contact Information
  • Dog Tags or other location finding devices in case of separation
  • Leash/Harness
  • Wipes (for little messes)
  • Toys
  • Pet Monitoring System…for you Mother Hens out there!
  • Dog Bags
  • Water in a bottle or traveling jug



Confirm you are staying at a hotel or friend’s place that is both aware and welcoming of your pet.

If traveling by commercial transit, make sure to understand airline, train or cab rules and fees.


We hope you and your dog have a safe and fun vacation!

Diane and Zoey

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