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Old 05-23-2018, 04:29 PM   #1
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Any opinions on what breeds of dogs or cats do well on a bus?

We are looking to full time on a bus starting this summer and my twin 8 yo's really want a pet or 2.
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Old 05-23-2018, 04:37 PM   #2
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Pets are a given in a skoolie, you gotta have one. maybe two. I've seen people with way more than 2. There's people hauling chickens and goats around.

I've got a cat. She's an asshole. I guess that's redundant. She finds the bus a suitable place to ignore humans and watch birds.
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Old 05-23-2018, 04:46 PM   #3
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Any opinions on what breeds of dogs or cats do well on a bus?

We are looking to full time on a bus starting this summer and my twin 8 yo's really want a pet or 2.
I would imagine breeds that do well in apartments would do well in a skoolie. The AKC has a list of breeds that do well in apartments, but does not include the Great Dane, which I've always heard are great apartment dwellers.
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Old 05-23-2018, 04:47 PM   #4
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If you get them both around the same time asa pup and a kitten and they grow up together they will be siblings. I would get a smaller breed of dog.
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Old 05-23-2018, 04:52 PM   #5
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I agree with Brokedown. Pets are required.

I had as many as 3 Golden Retrievers and a cat at once in my first bus.

I can't say that I would recommend traveling with that many dogs. I did spend several years traveling with one Golden and a cat. That was much more manageable.

I loved traveling with my Golden. He was a great companion and love the travel. The cat could be a pain at times. He didn't care much for traveling and would hide any time I started the bus.

One challenge I did run into was in some areas many of the private RV parks had weight limits on dogs. When I was staying in Las Vegas I really had to search for a decent place to stay.

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I've got a cat. She's an asshole. I guess that's redundant. She finds the bus a suitable place to ignore humans and watch birds.
That gave me a much-needed giggle

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I have 5 cats that will make the longer trips with me, anything less than a week and they can stay home unless any of them show a real interest in living in the bus.
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Pets are a given in a skoolie, you gotta have one. maybe two. I've seen people with way more than 2. There's people hauling chickens and goats around.

I've got a cat. She's an asshole. I guess that's redundant. She finds the bus a suitable place to ignore humans and watch birds.


Ha! That made me smile. I am glad you know your place in your catís life!
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:50 AM   #10
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I donít think there is a good or better breed of dog or cat suitable or not. It is all preference.
I have seen all types living in a bus. It largely depends on what you will be doing.
Some dogs (even within the same breed) need more exercise than others.
I traveled with a Bernese Mountain Dog. She was pretty mellow - but still had challenges.

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You may want to consider what you will be doing - taking the dog with you everywhere? Leaving the dog in the bus for extended amounts of time? Some dogs like being left alone - some will have separation issues...
Cats can have similar challenges - I guess. I have never traveled with a cat.
But I have seen several bus dwelling cats - and they all seem happy (as Josh said - Happy ignoring everyone!! )

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You see the difference between a cat and a dog is, A dog says "These people love me and pet me and feed me me, They must be Gods."
A cat says "These people love me and pet me and feed me, I must be a God."
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Old 05-24-2018, 01:59 PM   #12
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I suggest just taking the bus out camping. If the hunters there are like the scumbags here in FL, you can have a GREAT loving companion for free after they dump all their dogs once hunting season is over.
Seriously- just go camping and abandoned dogs and even cats will show up on your adventures.

Our dog, Dixie, is a hunting dog someone abused and dumped off out in the boonies.


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Old 05-24-2018, 04:59 PM   #13
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We will be traveling in a 40’er with a 10yo American bulldog, a 3yo chiweenie, and a 2yo shepsky. Our bulldog will probably only travel with us part time as she gets older and live with my wife’s father while we are away from our home state for long periods.
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This one is ours, don't think she will mind a bus. She started out the puppy mascot of our bar. She would even sit in the saddle bags on my bike. Where ever she's with us she's happy.
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Any opinions on what breeds of dogs or cats do well on a bus?

We are looking to full time on a bus starting this summer and my twin 8 yo's really want a pet or 2.
I adopted a mixed breed. We have been in the road together six years with no problems. I feed him Vdog dog food. I buy it on Amazon and ship ahead of our arrival.
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border collie/lab. Best dog for bus, ever.
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