Last weekend I made it out to The Chicago Auto Show with friends to check out some cool new cars and do something a little different. If you don't know what the auto show is, it's basically exactly as it sounds... the nation's largest and longest running auto show. They fill a huge convention center with all different kinds of amazing cars and even let you test drive some! There also happened to be a pet adoption happening with Subaru because "Subaru Loves Pets" and that's generally all it takes to reel me in. My 2 dogs are adopted.
So as I was perusing vehicles and puppies, it made me think of a question I get asked a lot, which basically inspired this blog...
"What do you do with your dogs when you travel?"
I get asked this by pet owners who don't travel much because they don't want to leave their furry friends and I get asked this by prospective pet owners who are apprehensive to get a pet for this reason. As a person whose favorite things about life include my dogs and traveling, I want to encourage ya'll out there that you CAN have pets and travel!
Depending on the nature of the trip or if it's abroad, I'll get a dog sitter. However, if I'm being honest one of my favorite ways to travel is a road trip! Hence, why I wanted to go to an auto show in the first place. My car, my doggos, cruising somewhere awesome and checking out beautiful scenery along the way... THE BEST.
Earlier this year I took a trip to a cabin in the woods up north with puppers in tow and it made the trip that much better for me not being a stressed out dog momma worrying how the "kids" were doing back at home. The only thing that would've made it even better would've been a vehicle better equipped for adventures. Y'all know I love my adventures. ;-)
Since I was already drawn to the Subaru's because of all the doggies, I checked out the Subaru Forester in my favorite car color, Metallic Gray. I found out that it's actually BUILT for adventures... totally meant to be. It has symmetrical all-wheel drive, a boxer engine and it's fuel efficient. It also has larger interior space (for my doggos) and higher visibility over the road (for shorties like me). And it has a TON of safety features including Eyesight Driver Assist Technology.
Aaaaand did you know Subaru works with Cesar Millan for tips to travel with your dog safely?? FAN GIRLING. If only I could get Cesar to train my boys...
So I said all that to say this... YES, you can be a traveler and save a furbaby by giving them a good home. Make sure you have a ride built for your family's safety and for adventures, like the Forester. Get out there on the road so you and your fur or human family can see the world! Happy adventuring!