August 2016

Tips for Traveling with Your Furry Best Friend

Client Jeff Hawkins and Leader Dog Gracie, in harness, stand in front of a billboard with text in French. The billboard shows a woman walking with her black lab guide dog in harness

Gracie and I have traveled to France, Italy, Toronto, Chicago, Wyoming, Colorado and annually to Florida over the last several years. We’ve been together through a lot.

But Gracie isn’t a human traveling companion – she’s my Leader Dog! As a Leader Dogs for the Blind client I’m forever grateful that Gracie has allowed me to be mobile and adventurous – the opportunities are endless.

Each trip is a little different but my packing checklist rarely changes. I thought I’d share some packing tips, whether you’re a Leader Dog client or not, if you’re considering bringing your dog along to your next trip.