13 Genius Pet Travel Accessories You Need For Your Next Trip

These harnesses, poop bags, portable dishes and TSA-compliant crates will make traveling with your cat or dog stress-free.
An everyday pet carrying tote from Wild One, a portable cat kennel with litter box and a Wild One airline-compliant travel carrier.
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An everyday pet carrying tote from Wild One, a portable cat kennel with litter box and a Wild One airline-compliant travel carrier.

The furry friends in our lives are more than just household pets. They are full-fledged members of the family that accompany us through the many adventures of life, including far off destinations.

As a frequent flyer who often takes her cat on trips, I can speak from personal experience that toting an animal around an airport can at times be a little stressful — and almost always cumbersome.

Whether you’re boarding an airplane, moving homes or running errands around town, the following items and accessories meant specifically for pet travel can help streamline the process, ensure your fur baby’s comfort and avoiding any potential bumps along the way.

Keep scrolling to find airline-compliant pet carriers, pop-up kennels for dogs or cats, portable water solutions and even a fold-away litter box that’s great for long car rides.

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Wild One
An airline compliant travel carrier
Complete with breathable mesh walls and a dual-use leash strap, this airline-compliant pet carrier also unzips to become a padded travel mat. And if you don't want to wear your pet over your shoulder, you can easily slide the carrier over your suitcase handle using the built-in back sleeve.
A portable and collapsible litter box
For when your cat has to go on the go, this soft-sided litter box is leak-proof and has a zippered lid to keep odors contained between uses. When finished, just dump out the litter and fold into a flat compact square. Many reviewers recommend placing liners inside the box under the litter to make clean up easier.
A roll-along airline-compliant travel carrier
I know first hand that carrying your pet bag on your shoulder around a busy airport can get pretty tiring. This TSA-compliant mesh-sided carrier features a telescopic walking handle and a detachable 360-degree rolling platform for easy maneuverability. The detachable strap also allows you to easily transition back to shoulder carrying whenever you need.
An attachable pet GPS tracker
When traveling in an unfamiliar area with your pet, this GPS tracker can give you some peace of mind and be a useful tool in the event that they run off. The waterproof attachment fits on most collars and provides real-time location alerts to an app on your phone. You can also set predetermined safety zones that will send you automatic alerts if your pet leaves the area. A subscription is required and plans start at $5 a month.
A travel water bottle with built-in bowl
With one press of the anti-spill locking button, this 19-ounce water bottle allows you to dispense fresh water for your pet so they can drink right out of the built-in trough. A seal-ring inside the dispenser prevents leaking and, when tipped vertically, you can recover any unused water to use for next time.
A memory foam car seat for dogs
Protect your seats while also providing a cozy car ride for your dog with this car bed. Security straps ensure that the bed stays in place in a moving car and the memory foam liner is waterproof, while the cover is completely machine-washable. You can grab this in four different sizes from single seat to full back seat.
Wild One
An everyday carrying tote
Make subway commutes and errands with your pup comfortable and easy with this over-the-shoulder travel tote. Available in four colors, this 100% recycled knit bag features dual-length carrying straps, four pockets for personal belongings and a machine-washable interior mat.
A foldable dog crate with storage
This portable travel crate has a foldable frame for easy storage and is made with a durable and water-resistant material, making it a great option for camping or other outdoor uses. It features storage pockets and a padded floor and is available in two sizes.
A quilted, water-resistant car seat cover
Made from a durable and water-resistant quilted polyester, this bench-style cover protects your car seats and floor from a number of pet messes and scratches. A series of straps and anchors keeps the cover secure on the seat and it's completely machine-washable for easy clean up.
A portable cat kennel with litter box
This highly rated portable cage is perfect for car rides, moving or just as a temporary kennel for your cat. It features two mesh side panels with a roll-down window cover, an inner waterproof fleece mat and a portable litter box that snaps closed when not in use.
A portable tailgate pet waste bin
Ideal for road trips or camping, this dishwasher-safe bin allows you to pack away pet waste conveniently on the outside your car. Strong built-in magnets keep the silicone dumpster secured to bumpers, tailgates and other metal surfaces.
Wild One
A harness, leash and poop bag dispenser set
This walking bundle for your pup contains a flex-poly-coated nylon leash, a cloud-cushioned harness and an attachable poop bag dispenser for convenient waste-collecting on the go. Available in a variety of colors that allow you to mix and match your set, each piece in this kit is easy to clean and ultra lightweight.
Two collapsable food and water bowls
Perfect for water, food or snacks in transit, these silicone bowls are dishwasher safe and collapse to be completely flat for easy storage.

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