You’ve never heard of a doggy bag, have you?

Having a doggy bag makes life easier. It’s that simple. For those of you who have kids, having a nappy bag makes life easier, yes?

You have everything you need in that one bag when you’re heading out. You can just crab it and go.

Think of this as your go-to bag for your pet. It has everything you need so all you need to do is grab your fur-baby and head to the beach, park, coffee shop or play date.

And in no time at all, I promise you that your fur-baby will know exactly when you’re heading out together because as soon as you grab your doggy bag, your dog will start jumping up and down and run to the car.

In my case, Harley runs to the door and tries to push it open with her nose.

When that fails, she spins around and around and around, uncontrollably excited, and it makes me dizzy.

Ok, lets get back on track, listed below is what you need in your pawsome doggy bag.

Doggy Bag: Must have items


  • Pet Friendly First Aid Kit
  • Water Bowl
  • Water Bottle
  • Leash
  • Collar with ID Tag
  • Poop Bags
  • Toys
  • Treats

Pet Friendly First Aid Kit

While your best friend is playing around, they may get injured… it’s just one of those things that may happen, whether it’s just a scratch or something a little more serious. This first aid kit has the essentials you need to treat and cover up that scratch.
doggy bag first aid

Water Bowl

With all that playing your pooch will need to stay hydrated and having a collapsible water bowl is perfect to give your pooch a well-deserved drink.

Water Bottle

Well, this is for you, you need to stay hydrated too. Plus you can put some of your water in the bowl for your pooch.


You always need a leash when out and about with your dog, it’s the law and also it keeps your dog safe as well. Having an extendable leash is a good idea so your dog doesn’t wander off but can still have a big run and play.

Collar With ID Tag

Super important when out and about. Just in case something happens and you become separated your dog. The ID tag will have clear and up to date contact information so you can be reunited asap.

I made Harley her own special collar. I even wrote a post called DIY Dog Collar: How to Make a Rhinestone Dog Collar so you can make one too. 🙂

Poop Bags

Scooping up poop is common courtesy, and in certain areas, the law. We all hate walking past a steaming pile of poop, so always carry poop bags ensure you scoop your poop.

Did you know: If you see poop on the ground do not let your dog near it. Dog Poop can contain harmful bacteria and Toxocara Canis (roundworm) which could pass onto other dogs (your dog) and humans.


Bring along their favourite ball or frisbee to play with, as it will have a familiar smell, to help keep your furbaby comfortable. Toys keep them occupied so that they won’t get bored.


For all their good behaviour they will deserve a treat along the way.

And there you have it, a complete essentials bag for the car. Your fur-baby thanks you in advance.

If you want to make your own treats for your adventure, you can make my natural dog treats: peanut butter and banana recipe. It’s super quick and easy.
natural dog treats

Doggy Bag: Optional Extras


You’ll need this if your dog needs to dry off or if they are a bit dirty. It’s good for them to sit on for the drive home.

Hat and Sunscreen for Yourself

Time goes quick when you’re out and about with your furry friend so be sure to slip slop slap and wear a hat. doggy bag sunscreen


To capture your pawsome day out and get some gorgeous snaps to share on Facebook and Instagram.

dog bag
Harley, you’re in my shot… fine, you twisted my arm (she’s giving me the “please mum can we go to the park” look). Let’s pack this up and head to the park.


Gina and Harley


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