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Old 05-23-2018, 03:29 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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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, 03:46 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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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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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.

Good luck.
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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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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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