How to Travel With Your Cat with Russ the Kitten

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Russ is a kitty who has travelled through 17 states of the US and also been overseas. Russ’ mum, Kat, shares her tips on how to fly in a plane with your cat, how to go on a road trip with your cat, find cat friendly locations and how to pack when travelling with a cat.

In this episode we cover:

  • How Russ came into Kat’s life

  • Russ’ personality and the things he loves to do.

  • The story of how Kat started taking Ross outside.

  • Training Russ to wear a harness and leash and the reason why she decided to use the Velcro style harness.

  • Travelling with Russ around the US and other countries.

  • Russ’ behaviour when riding cars and how he travels in a car.

  • Cats using kitty litter versus going outside.

  • The foldable litter box and foldable kennel Russ uses when they travel.

  • Kat’s experience travelling with Russ to Puerto Rico and the requirements she needed for bringing Russ.

  • The frequency of rabies shots needed for cats.

  • How Kat finds places to go with Russ.

  • Her experience in Texas taking Russ everywhere she went.

  • The Catexplorers Kat has met.

  • Russ’ experience with meeting with other cats.

  • Russ’ bath situation when travelling.

  • Finding cat-friendly accommodation.

  • Cat-friendly businesses they go to.

  • Transitioning Russ to a new home.

  • How often Kat goes exploring with Kat.

  • Travelling with Russ during the winter.

  • Tricks that Russ knows and how she taught him how to do them.

  • One piece of advice Kat wants to give to other Catexplorers.

  • The most entertaining comment she received when she was out and about with Russ.

  • The Catexplorers that inspire Kat.

  • The products that have been a game-changer for Russ.

  • Tips for packing for travels.


Instagram - @russthekitten

Finding Cat Friendly Locations

Reviews - Yelp


Suitcase – Away suitcase

Pop up kennel

Travel backpack

Instagram Accounts Mentioned









Thank you to our amazing sponsor, Supakit.


Music for this episode was composed and performed by Kory McIntyre.

Cover Art

The photo used for the cover art for Season 2 of the Catexplorer Podcast was taken by @littlegreysadventures.