Painters Collision Centers

Top 5 Best Dogs for Road Trips

Want to bring your canine companion on the next road trip? Although not all dogs enjoy a car ride, here are five breeds known for being great travel companions. At Painters Collision Centers we love our cats, but we’re also pro-dog!

1.) Chihuahua

This breed is travel sized and many people in Arizona own these little devils. Chihuahuas don’t take up much space, eat a lot of food or require a ton of exercise. They can easily fit into small carriers for easy transporting. In addition, they usually have comical personalities that will keep the whole family entertained along your journey. When you arrive at your destination, remember that Chihuahuas are tolerant of strangers, but can be shy at first. However, before you know it, they will show off their courageous side and fit right in.

2.) Bichon Frise

The happy-go-lucky Bichon Frise, pronounced BEE-shawn FREE-zay, loves to meet new people. With a gentle disposition and cheerful attitude, this small breed is known to be a great travel buddy. It’s no problem for the fluffy pooch to adjust to new surroundings. Since they are hypoallergenic, you also won’t have to worry about being around others with allergies, which is especially helpful with a dog that enjoys being the center of attention.

3.) Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers easily adjust to new people and sites, which makes them perfect travel companions. This large breed is eager to please and outgoing so you won’t have to worry about how your dog reacts to new people at rest stops. They also love to play, whether it’s swimming with the family or catching a ball. With a reputation for being intelligent and easy to train, it shouldn’t be hard to get them used to different routines.

4.) Golden Retriever

Another large-size dog that promises fun times is the Golden Retriever. Not only are they easy going and reliable, but they are friendly and trustworthy. Whether you’re exploring on flat land or climbing a mountain, your Golden Retriever will be right there alongside you, loyally keeping you company. If you happen to see a lake or beach nearby, remember that this breed also loves to take a swim.

5.) Great Dane

You might be surprised to see a Great Dane on this list. As one of the tallest breeds, you’ll need extra space in the car to bring your Great Dane on an extended trip. If you decide to, you’ll have a devoted, gentle and loving dog with you. They enjoy staying busy and close to their owners so they are great company during a vacation.
Before hitting the road, ensure your destination is pet-friendly and pack an extra bag for your pooch. Don’t forget food, a water bowl, blanket, leash and toys. It will certainly be a trip to remember.

About Painters Collision Centers

Today’s vehicles are essentially large computers on wheels, so you need a collision repair company with the right tools, equipment, and training to diagnose and fix these sophisticated machines at a high level. At Painters Collision Centers, with two locations in Chandler and Queen Creek, AZ, we stress quality, transparency, and complete accountability. People praise us for being thorough and providing over-the-top customer service on every repair. When you hire us at Painters Collision Centers, you tap into our 35 years of cumulative experience in the collision repair industry. Owners Jim and Kelly Huard aren’t just in it to win it. They’re in it to be the best!

Sources: Lone Star Dog Training, Pet News and Google


A/C Recharge

We offer AC recharge services for R134 and R1234 systems on most vehicles. Stay cool in the desert heat!

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Glass Repair/Replacement

We can replace or Repair most any glass. With Today’s Advanced ADAS Technology, it is critical that proper calibrations and test drives are conducted in order to ensure the glass is installed to OE standards. Many people do not realize that the front and rear glass are structural components to the vehicle. Family and Safety First!!!

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Light Mechanical

We offer AC recharge for R134 and R1234 systems, factory suspension repair and replacement, wheel alignments, and other light-duty mechanical services. Call for details.

Collision Repair

Whether you have been involved in a major or minor accident, or encountered a hailstorm, we can fix it! Not only can we fix it, but we will also return your vehicle back to pre-accident condition. This includes structural and aluminum repairs. We are a full-service body shop. We know that when a problem occurs with our vehicles our lives STOP. We will help you get back on the road as promptly as possible.