Best Gifts for Traveling Dogs and Cats

You want to include your furry family members in the holiday festivities. But what are the best gifts for traveling dogs and cats? We have 20 gift ideas that are sure to please.


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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 the gift all dogs and cats are really hoping to find under the tree.

But choosing the right gear can be ruff! Finding that special something to make your travels more enjoyable requires some creativity and a fair amount of research.

Fortunately, we have a few years of travel experience under our belts and are here to help. Today we’re sharing our suggestions for gift ideas for traveling dogs and cats (and their owners).

Bridle dog looking off into the distance with red rock formation in the background near Moab, UT

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Gift Ideas For Dogs And Cats

Go BagCheck Price on Amazon

Built for pet travel, the Go Bag makes it easy to organize all your pet and human travel essentials. And it can comfortably be worn cross-body, keeping your hands free for the leash.

With the included zippered storage cubes, insulated food pouch, and gusseted side pockets, it’s easy to keep all your gear organized. And the exterior utility ring, exterior zippered pocket, padded main compartment, and an interior lanyard for keys gives easy access to your most important items.

Haul BagCheck Price on Amazon

The Haul Bag could soon be your favorite pet gear bag! It’s waterproof and durable enough to stand up to all of your adventures.

With an adjustable and detachable shoulder strap, you can carry it over your shoulder, cross-body, or with the handle. Plus it has plenty of room for your pet’s food, bowls, leashes, toys, waste bags, and more!

Sport Crash-Tested Car Safety HarnessCheck Price on Amazon

Nothing is more important than keeping your pet safe when you’re traveling together! The crash-tested Clickit Sport Harness for dogs is what we trust to protect our pup in case of an 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!

READ MORE ⇒ Best Crash-Tested Harnesses for Traveling Dogs

Brindle dog in a car buckled in with a red Sleepypod crash-tested harness


Mobile Bed for Small PetsCheck Price on Amazon

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 safely transport your pet with its crash-tested design!

Pet Sleeping BagCheck Price on Amazon

Every pet on the go needs a place to curl up, and what could be more comfy than his own sleeping bag? Made of a polyester outer shell and fleece lining, your pet will love it! And it’s easy to roll up and pack when he’s not using it.

RiteFit Harness for Cats and Small DogsCheck Amazon for Price

For cats and small dogs 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 for a secure fit.

READ MORE ⇒  Choosing The Best Harness For Your Cat

Choosing the Right Harness for Your Cat


No-Pull Harness for Dogs – Check Amazon for Price

Every dog on the go wants to look his best, and a spiffy new walking harness will do the trick! And offered at a value price, this 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 walks together even more enjoyable.

Brindle puppy in a red harness in front of a flower garden

Cat or Small Dog BackpackCheck Price on Amazon

If you love taking your furry little buddy out, 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 StrollerCheck Price on Amazon

If your pet is too big for a backpack, or you don’t want 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.

Ty the Shar-pei riding in the Petique All Terrain Pet Jogger stroller for dogs


Flat Out Dog LeashCheck Price on Amazon

Available in a variety of fashionable colors, the Flat Out leash is durable and versatile. It can be held in your hand or worn around your waist, and has a heavy-duty swivel clip that can be operated with gloves on. The padded handle has an integrated buckle, allowing you to safely connect your pup to a chair at the coffee shop, or stool at “yappy hour.”

Brindle dog on the outdoor patio at pet friendly Belle Joli Tasting Room in Deadwood, SD

Orthopedic Pet BedCheck Price on Amazon

Nothing says love like a cushy 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.

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Ty - Dog resting on bed


Pet Treat PouchCheck Price on Amazon

Whether you’re training your pet to pose for photos, or just behave politely, the 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 TreatsCheck Price on Amazon

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.

Pet JacketCheck Price on Amazon

For those chilly morning and evening walks, a pet jacket will help keep your cat or dog comfortable. This polar fleece lined jacket is windproof and breathable, and goes on easily with velcro closures.

Expedition ParkaCheck Price on Amazon

For walks on those truly cold winter days, your dog or cat will appreciate the Expedition Parka. 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 coating, and high-visibility 3M reflectors so your pet can be seen at night.

Jet Stream Dog Cooling VestCheck Amazon for Price

Planning a trip south this winter to enjoy the warmer weather? When the temperatures climb, your pup will enjoy the cooling action of the Jet Stream cooling vest!

Pouring water on the vest allows your dog to benefit from the cooling effects of evaporation, helping to prevent overheating.

Light-weight Dog BootiesCheck Price on Amazon

For a light bootie that will protect your pal’s paws from salty sidewalks in winter and hot pavement in summer, try these 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.

READ MORE ⇒  Which Boots Are Best For Your Dog?

Buster the German Shepherd Dog playing with a ball wearing purple dog boots


Protective Dog Boots for Hiking or SnowCheck Price on Amazon

With these protective dog boots, your pooch can take on any terrain confidently!

Ankle cord locks make these boots easy to put on and keep them in place, and outsoles give them durability and added traction. These boots even have reflective strips and light-up soles to make your pup easy to spot at night.

Cool Whip the dog wearing Kurgo's Step-N-Strobe Dog Boots

DIY Pet Zip Line – $25

Homemade gifts show you care! This DIY Pet Zip Line is a great way to keep your cat or dog 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.

Brindle dog sitting in a campground on a zip line


Back Seat Mat for the CarCheck Price on Amazon

Keeping your car’s upholstery clean and scratch-free 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.

The Ultimate Pet Friendly Road TripCheck Price on Amazon

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 tips 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!

Visit our Amazon store to learn about more products we rely on to make traveling with pets easier, safer, and more fun!

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