Our recent trip to South Florida started with a 15.5 hour road trip. Two people, three small dachshunds, over 1,000 miles, 3 stops, and totally worth it to spend a week with family in sunny South Florida.
Roxy, Sydney, and Pixie did wonderfully in the car, partially because the are amazing dachshunds, and partially because we planned ahead. Everyone had a small breakfast before we loaded up the car, and had several potty breaks as we prepared to leave. Each dachshund had their own spot, if they wanted it, in the car. One could sit behind the driver on a cushy blanket, one could perch on a couple of pillows on the folded down front seat, and the other could ride with the driver or passenger in the back seat.
Of course, all three usually ended up on or near my lap. Which is where they spend their time at home as well.
We stopped three times, and each time the girls went potty and then had some water before we piled back in the Volkswagen and started south again. Just before our final stop everyone shared a small dinner.
By the time we arrived, we were all ready to get out of the car! But we survived and would do it again.