Dog packing checklist



  • leash & collar with ID tags
  • veterinarian certificate/immunization records - rabies, Lyme disease
  • medications - tick/flea meds, Heartgard, any prescription medications
  • dog food (in original packaging) and treats
  • food and water bowls
  • poop bags (what goes in, must come out . . .)
  • "poo finding flashlight" (for those nighttime runs)
  • paw towels
  • ball and thrower
  • brush
  • dog bed
  • favourite chew toy
  • photo of your pet, in case you (gasp!) get separated
  • finally . . . don't forget the dog!


  • microchip number
  • collapsible water bowl for hikes
  • dog backpack
  • dog PFD/lifejacket
  • crate
  • harness/restraint for inside the RV
  • pet shampoo
  • with a vet's approval - antihistamine for allergies, motion sickness medication, anti-diarrheal


Pet Poison Hotline 24/7 (Canada and U.S.)  1-800-213-6680 ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (Canada and U.S.)  1-888-426-4435

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One thought on “Dog packing checklist

  1. Lana Haynes

    I never did a dog packing checklist, but after the last time we traveled there was some very important things that I have forgot to take with me. Therefore from now on I am always going to be prepared with a checklist!


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