I try to take Brutus with me as many places as possible. He goes to work with me occasionally, we go see family, to the pet store, to agility practice & trials, softball games, miscellaneous errands - basically anywhere Brutus is remotely welcome. For the most part he is on his best behavior when away from home. We do get away with more than we should since everyone seems to find him cute; he's even been in a State Liquor store....
I know it is safest to transport Brutus in a crate, but I haven't been able to convince HIM of that yet. He rides on the passenger seat (at least not in my lap...), front paws up on the center console so he can see where we are going. His favorite thing is accompanying me to the bank's drive-thru window, since treats always accompany my receipt when returned from the teller thru the vacuum tube thingy.
The Frenchie-mobile (my white Dodge Nitro) is always equipped with a battery-powered fan, treats, a towel to sit on and plenty of water, as well as the appropriate decals on the tailgate (see below). I never, ever leave Brutus in the car alone, as that would be a sure recipe for Frenchie disaster (AKA heatstroke). Besides that, the one time I did leave him in there (only for a second, in the garage at home while I ran back inside for just a second to grab a bottle of water), Brutus locked me out of the car!!! Good thing I have an extra set of keys! Guess that's what I get...
Brutus next to his royal coach, my
Dodge Nitro (AKA Frenchie-mobile).
OK, Mom, all systems "go" & your co-pilot is ready! Where to???
Frenchie on board! A Brutus the Buckeye (his namesake) decal adorns the opposite side.