My Facebook friend Elaine of PomRescue.com wrote this a while back and I asked her permission to include it here. Her post speaks to the importance of preparing properly for any transport, large or small, for short or long distances:
August 7 at 9:33pm
I am so proud of my little Pom pack!! Half of them were due for rabies shots & the Mobile Vet was setting up at 8:00AM at the tractor place just up the road. With a little planning and packing of crates last night - I pulled it off with out a hitch. (Thank you God!!) Nobody was traumatized & we all made it back with out a scratch.
I think I have a talent for logistics. It just does not even occur to me not to be prepared. I had the list of all the info the Vet needed on each dog printed out. A list to check off as each one was vaccinated. A crate w/ each name on it lined with towels all packed in the car, (crate) doors ajar and bunjee corded in. Poop bags, water & bowls, leashes, even a can of dog food with a big spoon and metal bowl to clang on if somebody got loose. Paper towels. Check book & pen. Valet key OFF the key ring so I could leave the car AC running and locked while I stood in line. And last but not least a business card to hand to the lady that offered to help me with transports. ; )
Like Elaine, I enjoy preparing for transports by packing the car with everything I need the night beforehand. Here is a question for all my transport friends….what do you always make sure to have in your vehicle when planning a road trip? Comment here with your favorite transport necessity!