10 Gifts for Dogs With a Major Case of Wanderlust

Sun’s out, tongue’s out.

Face it—wanderlust isn’t just for hoomans! If hitting the road (or trail) is an itch your four-legged BFF is longing to scratch, this gift guide is for you. One of our fave brands, Kurgo, has everything you need for safe, stylish, and supremely reliable dog-friendly travel. Safety is top dog for this brand, so much so that all its car products are crash-tested. Whether you’re planning on trotting the globe or just the trails in your neighborhood, these durable gift picks will keep tails wagging for years to come.

G-Train Dog Carrier Backpack ($130)

Puppies and smaller breeds ruv long hikes and walks—they just need somewhere to chillax when they’re worn out. Let your BFF hop into this pawesome (and may we say, supremely Instagrammable) pack designed for all dogs 25 pounds or less. It’s super comfortable to wear, a breeze to clean (just remove the interior and toss it in the wash), and most pups find its roomy, ventilated interior comfy AF. Your dog can pop his head out to enjoy the view, or snuggle down inside for a nap. (Fur cute!)


Enhanced Strength Tru-Fit Dog Car Harness ($40)

Buckle up even bigger pups (up to 75 pounds) in a crash-tested car harness that’ll keep ‘em safe and comfortable during car rides. Five sizes and five adjustment points mean it’ll fit like a glove, and the included carabiner attaches to your car’s seat belt system. Arrived at your destination? It doubles as a walking harness, too. (Need one for your St. Bernard? Kurgo’s Impact Dog Car Harness is approved for dogs up to 130 pounds.)


Dog Booster Seat ($65)

Shorties wanna see out the window, too, and this booster seat gives ‘em a lift. The exterior is waterproof and the interior’s machine washable with a reversible pad to keep everything freshy-fresh. It works perfectly with the harness above, too.


Splash Free Wander Dog Water Bowl ($13)

A water bowl that won’t spill or splash lets your dog rehydrate any time and is a dream come true for pawrents on the road. We know some tiny hoomans who could use one, too.


Gourd Water Bottle and Bowl ($20)

To store and pour water, this bottle comes with a detachable bowl that holds 8 ounces of H20 for quick rehydrating stops. That’s doggone refreshing.


Backseat Bridge ($65)

Okay, this is puppin’ genius. Bridge the gap between your front and rear seats to give your pup a little more square footage while taking away his worries of falling to the floor (and your worries of him sneaking up front). Ahh, that’s better.


Journey Dog Hammock ($70)

Fido can cozy up in this doggo nest that also prevents him from falling to the floor (and protects your car from muddy pawprints). It zips down in the middle when he’s sharing the backseat with a two-legged companion.


Mud Dog Travel Shower ($13)

Holy pup, how do our dogs get so filthy? Sometimes, you just gotta get your pooch clean enough to ride home, and this portable dog shower is an easy way to do it. Just attach it to any soda or water bottle and squeeze.


Loft Wander Dog Bed ($65)

When your dog really wants to stretch out and relax, this packable (and machine washable) dog bed unrolls for sweet dreams most anywhere. The poly fill and quilted, water-resistant top are cozy, and a grippy, waterproof bottom means pupper’ll stay dry and secure.


Shed Sweeper ($10)

Hey, shed happens. This SWD pack-tested dog hair remover is the real deal, kittens. (Pack member Casey and her pup Dani have this, and she won’t shut up about it fur realz!) It gets the hair off fabric seats like nothin’. Was a dog even ever in this car?



Safe and enjoyable travels for you and your pet are Kurgo’s passion. As the founders put it, “We never create a product unless we think it solves a real need, is original or a major improvement on what’s on the market, and can stand the test of time.” Their products come with a lifetime guarantee, which means you’ll never have to leave your BFF behind.


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