Moving two dogs and a cat across country in a Mini Cooper
June 18, 2008 1:33 PM Subscribe
I need some creative ideas for getting myself, my husband, two 50-pound dogs and a cat from Miami FL to Seattle WA in a 2007 Mini Cooper.
posted by little miss s to Travel & Transportation (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My husband and I are moving from Miami FL to Seattle WA at the end of August. We are going to use one of those "you pack it, we drive it" services to move our stuff but the problem is moving our pets. I won't put them on a plane. My dogs are way too freaky and would probably die of anxiety in route. We have decided to drive our pets to Seattle.
I have a 2007 Mini Cooper. My husband has a '95 Pickup without a camper, not to mention it seems to leak a bit of oil. We looked into shipping our cars and renting something bigger to make the drive but it adds over $3000 to the cost of the move and we just can't afford that. We have decided to drive the Mini. We got racks and a box for the top of the car to carry our stuff and with the back seats down, there is enough room for our two dogs to stand up and turn around. We also have a cat. She gets along fine with the dogs so the lack of space does not cause a problem in that respect. My question is, where do I put a litter box for the cat? There is no room for it behind the front seats with the back seats down. There really isn't enough room to put it in the back with the dogs, not to mention it would provide the opportunity for doggie snacks. I really do not want to put it in the passenger floor board because that would be uncomfortable for the passenger and really just gross. Does anyone have any creative ideas or are we just screwed?
I've thought of just not having one in the car but allowing her access to one each time we stop. I just don't think she will get the clue that she needs to use it right then.