October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, throughout the month we’ve been posting pictures of our crew and their adopted dogs on social media to raise awareness.
To go a little further, I thought it would be a good idea to give drivers tips for when they take their adopted dogs on the road with them. But first, some stats:
For those drivers that do take their dog on the road with them, or for those thinking about it, here are 5 things to consider:
1. Find a Pet Friendly Trucking Company. Not all trucking companies allow their drivers to bring a pet with them on the road. Be sure to ask if pets are allowed, and if there are any restrictions on the size or type of dog allowed. Truck cabs are small so you’ll want to consider the amount of space the dog requires, their activity level, and how much that breed may shed.
2. Have a plan for emergencies. Where can you take your dog if she falls ill or gets injured while you’re on the road? PetSmart has veterinary services available, along with some locations that have grooming services. It’s a good idea to have your Veterinarian’s phone number saved so you can call to get over the phone advice and to have a pet first aid kid in the truck with you.
3. Think Safety!
4. Prep Your Truck. Have a plan on how your dog can get his needed exercise daily, you may even benefit from taking him on his daily walks around the truck stop or highway rest area!
5. Items to Bring
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