Trains Planes and Automobiles – Huh? No Dogs on Trains?

My buddy Dakota told me on Monday that I’m going to Blogpaws!!  You might wonder how I didn’t know already?

So did I, No-one tells me anything around here – it’s lucky I’ve got good friends who keep me in the loop!! :)

Mum finally confirmed it, yes I AM going!!

I was SO excited that I rushed in to pack!!  Forget playing with the Squirrels…. :)

Woohoo!! I just need 5 minutes to pack and I'm ready to go!! :)


Mum said to relax as we’re not going for another week – doh!! :)

Mum and Dad had been trying to work out how to get from the San Francisco Bay area to Salt Lake City – plane wasn’t an option as I’m too big to be allowed with the passengers and Mum didn’t want me to go in the hold.

But guess what, there’s an Amtrak train that goes from San Francisco right to Salt Lake City – Woohoo!!  Hold on – NO DOGS ALLOWED!!

Mum called to check if this was true, sadly it is, but she couldn’t find out a proper reason as to why – doh!!

So, now we’re driving as it’s our only option…..

Maybe one day I’ll be allowed on the train as some people have started a petition to allow Dogs on Amtrak :)

I wonder why Dogs are not allowed on trains?  It would be awesome if we were!!

Oh, before I go, in case you missed it on Monday – I’m writing a Mischief Book – and you can be in it too!!

Guess what, it’s Wordless Wednesday, I’ll put up the Blog Hop link once it’s available for anyone wanting to hop around to the great Pet Blogs!  Enjoy :)


  1. Woohoo! Can’t wait to hear about your trip!
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  2. It will be OK Snoopy, we drive EVERYWHERE. Can’t wait to meet you.
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  3. Yay! Can’t wait to here about your trip! A train ride would have been awesome! :)
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  4. I’m excited to hear about your trip Snoopy, I won’t put my dogs in holding either. I think probably the major reason dogs aren’t allowed on planes (with the passengers) or trains is because they don’t stop often enough to give the dogs a potty break.

    There is an airline specifically for pets but the travel is limited.

    One day I would love an airplane that had a sandy/grassy area and couches so dogs could lie next to their people and get up and potty when they need to.
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    • Hi Jodi,

      Thanks for the link, we tried the pet airways, but they’re not taking bookings right now – doh!!

      I think I’d be good with the potty break thing, do you know I can hold it for like 10 hours, in fact even this morning I have no desire to go out yet – too sleepy!! I’m way better than Mum :) She doesn’t understand how I do it….. :)

      I love the couches idea – bliss!! :)

      Hope you’re all having a fun day :)

      Snoops :)

  5. Maybe someday they will have a special train for doggies !
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  6. You’ll have an awesome time! I wish I was going, maybe I’ll be able to next year. Its quite frustrating that Amtrak doesn’t allow dogs on the train. Thanks for the petition link, I’m sending it to some of my friends now!
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    • Hi Beth,

      Yep, I really think it will be so much fun!! I hope you get to go next year too :) Glad the link was useful :)

      Have a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  7. Ooo, road trips are so much fun! I always have a great time on road trips, Snoop, and I’m sure you will too. There are so many places to get out and sniff around, and lots of great new people to meet. You’ll love it! :)
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    • Hi Daisy,

      Yep I love road trips too – I’ve been on a few long ones (only in my state though) and I usually watch movies with the kids to pass the time :)

      I always do the sniff test when we stop though, before I get out of the car, so many new smells to take in!! :)

      I hope you’re having a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  8. Snoopy! We are so excited that you get to go. We wish we were going this time. How can dogs not be allowed on trains? This is ridiculous! Have a fun car trip with your humans!

    Bella and DiDi
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    • Hi Guys,

      I wish you two were going too!! It would be great to meet you wise Owls, I mean Dogs for real!! :)

      Yep, I really don’t get the whole – No Dogs on the Train thing – they said, if they let Dogs on then people will want to bring Rats on next, really?

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  9. I am so excited that you are going to Blogpaws Snoop! That is great! I bet you will have a fab time, you have to promise to tell us all about it!
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    • Hi Jen

      I sure will promise to tell you all about it – I’m super lucky to be going and I’ll share everything – Woohoo!! :)

      Wags to all the gang,

      Snoops :)

  10. YAY for you! We were wanting to be there, but we have a very important wedding that weekend:(

    Please take good notes and post them for those who cannot be there!

    I think dogs on a train is quite doable!

    It’s probably quite a drive to SLC for ya! Take lots of toys and bones!

    I love the book idea! COOL
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    • Hi Scrappy,

      Yep, I think I’m gonna make a list of what I want to bring to ensure Mum doesn’t forget anything!! :)

      I sure will let you know all about it buddy – will you get to go to the wedding too? Sometimes I hear of Doggies actually being in the wedding party – how fun!! :)

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  11. Oh how I wish I were going! Can’t wait to hear all about it!!

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    • Hey Higgins,

      I wish you were going too buddy – imagine how much Mischief we could get up to together? Tee Hee – We could pawty until the wee hours!! :)

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  12. Hi Snoopy!

    I can’t wait to see you and your mum at BlogPaws! Sorry you’re not allowed to ride the train. Apache and my other guide dog pups are lucky because they are allowed to ride on the train. We even heard back from our now working guide dog Dublin that he got to ride right at his blind partners feet on their plane ride to Phoenix!

    Happy Wednesday!
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    • Hey Colby,

      Dublin is such a star – what an awesome job he has – he deserves all kinds of privileges like riding in planes just like the humans :)

      Maybe one day I’ll get to ride in a plane and a train too – it would be so much fun and so much easier than driving :)

      Super excited to meet you soon – any chance Apache may sneak in your luggage? We’d have a blast playing together? Tee Hee

      Wags to all the gang,

      Snoops :)

  13. Hey Snoop, Jet here.

    Whoo hoo, lucky you, going to Blog Paws! If you think it’s tricky from San Fran, imagine the tropics a.k.a. Miami!!! So happy for you… We really need to save up biscuit $$ for next year.

    Will you tell us all about it so we can live vicariously? (vocab builder)
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    • Hey Jet,

      Oh my goodness – I think it may take weeks for you guys to get there – unless of course you were allowed on the train – that would be a fun trip!! :)

      Your vocabulary sure is impressive buddy – love that you keep practicing – do you speak foreign languages too? (Dog doesn’t count, we can all do that!) – Tee Hee

      Have fun and I’ll be sure to share my adventure,

      Snoops :)

  14. Hi Y’all,

    Take notes Snoopy! I want to hear all the details of everything you did!

    How y’all doin’? Just hoppin’ by to see what y’all are doing. Hope y’all are enjoying a fantastic week.

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog
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    • Hey Hawk,

      Everything buddy? Tee Hee – Some things I like to keep a little private :)

      Just kidding with you, I’ll be sure to tell you all about it :)

      I hope you’re having a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  15. Benny & Lily says:

    so exciting!! Wish we were going
    Benny & Lily

    • Hi Benny & Lily,

      Oh I sure wish you guys were going too – maybe another time we can all hang out together? That would be so much fun :)

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  16. It’ll be so exciting!
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    • Hey Nola,

      You’re right – I’m trying hard not to get too excited – I think this is why Mum didn’t tell me sooner?! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  17. That’s just crazy that they don’t allow dogs…..But either way we are happy we get to see you there! ;) Happy WW! Cannot wait until next week! :)
    ~Weinerful Gang~
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    • Hi Guys,

      Yep, I’m SO excited that I’m gonna get to meet you all at Blogpaws!! You’re gonna SO out dress me though!! I’m coming, as is!! :)

      Less than a week until we leave :)

      See you soon,

      Snoops :)

  18. Ooops!!! I hope it wasn’t supposed to be a surprise!!

    Snoopy I’m with you! Dogs should be allowed on trains!!!!

    Barks and licks and love, Dakota
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    • Hey Dakota,

      Nope, it wasn’t a surprise buddy – I was just the last to know!! Doh!! :)

      Imagine if we could go on the trains – I could come and visit you!! :)

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  19. That is so exciting that you get to go Snoopy! You will have so much fun…lucky you!
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    • Hi Dogs N Pawz,

      Yep, I’m trying to hold my excitement in – it’s not working too well!! I’m counting down the days and there aren’t many to wait – Yay! :)

      Have a fun weekend,

      Snoops :)

  20. Snoopy! One of our humans, Margot is going to Blog Paws! We are very sad that we can’t go this time but Margot promises to bring home a lot of treats! She is looking forward to meeting you! Have a good day!

    Bella and DiDi
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    • Hey Bella and DiDi,

      I’m also sad that I won’t get to meet you next week – but super happy that I can say Hi to Margot – she may find it easier to recognize me than I will her – please ask her to come and say Hi – I’ll send some cuddles back to you girls!! :)

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  21. Snoopy, you’ll have so much fun at BlogPaws! I’m so bummed we’re not going, but geography is in the way, because we’re on the other side of the Atlantic Pond.

    So sad about Amtrak :(
    You would make everybody’s trip so much better…I guess having you on board would be the only way to make Amtrak travel enjoyable. You know what? Amtrak should pay YOU to ride their train!

    Thank goodness we’re allowed on trains in Switzerland. Big dogs like you pay half price, and little dogs like me travel free. Technically, little dogs only travel free if they’re in a crate, but I’m so little that I can just snuggle in Mom’s arms :)
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    • Hey Tootsie

      I love your Amtrak idea, maybe I need to give them a call? :)

      Congrats on being a Nose to Nose Finalist! :). Maybe next year you’ll get to go? :)

      I hope you’re having a fun day

      Snoops :)


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