By Maria Pedone
July 31, 2013

Look over on the highway to find a dog with his tongue hanging out of the window, ears flopping through the wind, and it’s hard to fight a smile. There’s something classic about a pup braving the open road.

But of course, safety comes first, and all those “Buckle Up” signs apply to Fido as well. For this week’s pet travel tip, we reached out to our Instagram follower Tiffany Tosh (@tiffxtosh). Sure enough, she confirmed that her Chihuahua, Louie (pictured), “is so happy go-lucky with traveling, but I always keep safety first and keep him buckled up in his car seat!”

Luckily, websites like My Doggie Seat Belt and Ruff Rider offer tons of options to keep your pet in place during that summer road trip, whether it’s cross-country or just across the street.

Have tips for traveling with your furry friend? Tell us using the hashtag #TLDogs on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook and your pet may featured next! Click here for full terms & conditions.

Maria Pedone is a digital editorial intern at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter at @mariapedestrian.