Sorry, I had to stop real fast.
Make sure to bring your doggie first aid kit.
I divide the dogs food into meals in baggies before I leave. That way I just have to grab what I need when I enter the hotel room. I also use plastic containers for feeding them when we travel. Granted I have three I travel with, but I have so much to drag into the room each night every pound counts with what I have to drag back and forth
Don't forget a little dish soap to clean the bowls.
I carry a cheap blanket I can put over the bed. A sheet will do. But again I travel with 3 Long Coats so I try to keep the room as tidy as possible. The first thing I do when I enter the motel room is to make sure the toilet seat is down and then I put fresh water out for the pups.
Consider fun things to buy for Abby along the way. One thing I like to buy for the pups is bandana's with the different states they've traveled through. They love the bandana's and it's a little keepsake we have when we get home.
Bring a Chuck-It (ball thrower) for those rest stops. That way you can take full advantage of them stretching their legs.
Have treats available for both you and Abby in the trunk. Enjoy those rest breaks and be festive. This will be a very special time for both of you. Appreciate every moment. Take lots of pictures!
I'm sure I'll think of more. I always have such fun planning the trip with the pups in mind. I search the areas we can stop in for fun things along the way. I use Google Maps to check out the areas and look for lakes and things. I always get the Vistors packages offered by each state and some cities before hand. You can request these on line. It helps me to get to know the area and fun things the pups might enjoy. My pups especially enjoy drive through animal parks so you might be able to find some of those along the way.
If its just you and the pup, be prepared to eat lots of drive through foods.
Well that's it for now. I'm sure I'll add more. I'll be planning our trip this year soon and am so looking forward to that.
I'm so happy for you. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!