Originally Posted by gmw photos
If I can't take my dog someplace, I simply choose some other destination.
That's always been the bottom line for us. The first time we went on a trip and left our very young dog in good care she almost pined away and died. After that, it was, if she can't go, we don't go. Extra work, yes, but at the end of the day, when you're travelling with a dog, you care for it just like you would at home. It's just a little more work sometimes.
This dog, Delphi, must have set a record for most countries and continents traveled by a dog. She traveled by boat, bus, air,and car. She never seemed to mind the hardships of traveling. It seemed that as long as she was with us she was happy.
Here she is at the edge of the Sahara. No, we never left her in a hot car ever, just long enough to snap this photo.
So, obviously my view is if the dog is part of the family do what you have to take them along and be part of your travels.