Choosing the right gift for your traveling dogs and cats can be ruff! Finding that special something to convey how much you love them requires some creativity and a fair amount of research.

Puppy and kitten standing together in a grassy field

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Of course, there’s nothing traveling pets love more than taking a vacation with you! And some new pet travel gear, along with a promise to hit the road soon, is what every dog and cat is really hoping to find under the tree.

Here are our suggestions for gift ideas for traveling dogs and cats (and their owners):

Go Bag – $80

Built for pet travel, the Go Bag makes it easy to organize pet and human travel essentials. Comfortable for cross-body carrying, the it even has zippered storage cubes and an insulated food pouch. And it’s easy to keep all your gear organized with gusseted side pockets, an exterior utility ring, exterior zippered pocket, a padded main compartment, and an interior lanyard for keys.

Clickit Sport Crash-Tested Car Safety Harness – $68-85

Nothing is more important when traveling with your pet than making sure you all come home safe! The crash-tested Clickit Sport Harness for dogs is what we trust to protect our dog in case of a car accident. This harness is simple to use, with no anchor belts needed. Just put the harness on your dog, slip the seatbelt through the built-in loops, snap the seatbelt into the receptacle, and you’re ready to go!

Mobile Bed for Small Pets – $160

The beauty of this mobile pet bed is its versatility. A dog that likes to observe her surroundings can be accommodated as easily as the cat who prefers his privacy. The secret is in the adjustable dome top, which can be opened, closed, or removed entirely. And it can be used to transport your pet safely with a crash-tested seatbelt loop on the base and top handle!

Cat or Small Dog Backpack – $25

If you love taking your furry little buddy out and about, but her short legs make it hard to keep up, try a backpack for cats and small dogs! This well-ventilated design offers optimal airflow and makes it easy to check on your pet. And the cozy sherpa lining ensures she’ll be comfortable. Some styles even include a collapsible bowl to help keep your pet hydrated on the go!

Pet Stroller – $219

If your pet is too big for a backpack, or you’re not able to carry one for extended periods of time, a pet stroller can change your life! When Ty lost his vision, he rode in a stroller, and it allowed us to do so much more together! Whether your pet is small or large, there’s a perfect stroller out there for you.

RiteFit Harness for Cats and Small Dogs – $15

For cats on the go, a well-fitted harness is essential! The Puppia RiteFit Harness features polyester mesh construction for comfort. It also provides added safety with an adjustable chest belt and loop and hook straps on either side of the neck to keep your kitty secure.

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Freedom No-Pull Harness for Dogs – $30-40

Every dog on the go wants to look his best, and a spiffy new walking harness will do the trick! At $30 the Freedom No-Pull Harness is a gift for you both. The patented control loop on the back of the harness, which tightens gently around your dog’s chest to discourage pulling, makes walking together even more enjoyable.

Martingale Collar and Weekender Leash – $14 and $20

Safety and functionality combine with this collar and leash combo from Alcott! Both the leash and collar come in five fashionable colors and have reflective accents, increasing your pet’s visibility in the dark.

Your dog will love the neoprene-lined martingale collar. And the martingale loop will keep him from slipping out of his collar and getting lost if he’s startled.

The Weekender leash is durable and comfortable with its heavy-duty swivel clip and neoprene-padded handle. The handle includes an integrated buckle, allowing you to safely connect your pup to a chair at the coffee shop, or stool at “yappy hour.”

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Back Seat Mat for the Car – $60

Keeping your car seats clean and scratch-free, and your pet from slipping, will make everyone happy. This back seat mat for your car can be easily moved from seat to seat or stowed away to accommodate human passengers.

Orthopedic Pet Bed – $100-230

Nothing says love like a comfy orthopedic pet bed. These stylish, practical designs are good for both dogs or cats. Made from high-quality upholstery fabric with removable bolsters and foam inserts, the beds are easy to wash and will look great for years.

Pet Treat Pouch – $16

Whether training your pet to pose for photos, or just behave politely, your job will be easier with a treat pouch! Timing is key when rewarding your pets, and a treat pouch keeps rewards handy and your pockets crumb-free!

Healthy, Tasty Treats – $13

You’ll want to stock your new treat pouch with something delicious! These cat and dog treats from Ageless Paws are made only from raw chicken, so they’re as healthy as they are tempting. Freeze-drying maintains the freshness, and the treats contain no artificial ingredients, additives and fillers. Made with the strictest food safety standards, these are treats you can feel good about.

DIY Dog Zip Line – $13

Homemade gifts show you care! This DIY Dog Zip Line is a great way to keep your pup safe, while allowing him some freedom in your campsite, at the park, or in your backyard. The materials to make the zip line will cost around $25 and you should be able to complete it in less than an hour.

Ty the Shar-pei and Buster the German Shepherd from relaxing in a campsite on their dog zip line

Summit Parka – $76

For walks on those cold winter days, the Summit Parka will keep your dog warm and comfortable. It’s quick and easy to put on and take off, with just one buckle around the waist. And with its adjustable back length, belt, and collar, you’ll get the perfect fit. On top of that, it comes in several colors, has a waterproof yet breathable coating,  and high-visibility 3M reflectors so your dog can be seen at night.

Jet Stream Dog Cooling Vest – $40

Planning a trip south to warmer weather this winter? Your dog will appreciate the Jet Stream cooling vest to keep her comfortable when the temperatures climb! Pouring water on the vest allows your dog to benefit from the cooling effects of evaporation, helping to prevent overheating.

Light-weight Dog Booties – $10

For a comfortable bootie that will protect your pal’s paws from salty sidewalks in winter and hot pavement in summer, try light-weight dog boots. Made from a single layer of rubber, your pup will hardly know he’s wearing them! And with 3 sets to a package, there’s no need to whine if one gets lost.


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Protective Dog Boots for Hiking or Snow – $55

With these protective dog boots, your pooch can take on any terrain confidently! Ankle cord locks make them easy to put on and the breathable tight-weave mesh, structured synthetic leather uppers, and outsoles for protection give them durability and added traction. And, these boots have reflective strips and light-up soles to make your pup easy to spot at night.

The Ultimate Pet Friendly Road Trip – $12 (Kindle), $30 (Paperback)

Up your game with The Ultimate Pet Friendly Road Trip: A Guide to the #1 Pet Friendly Destination in 48 States and Washington DC. Packed with practical tip and advice, along with more than 200 full-color photos, is just what you need to begin planning your next pet friendly road trip!


What do you think? Would the cats and dogs on your list be happy with these gifts? We certainly hope we’ve helped you narrow things down. And don’t forget … the gift your pet loves most of all is spending time with you!


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