Yes, I realize it is a dog. The dog will be with us in the pickup truck. It will be in the back seat. It will be well taken care of with feeding, watering and walking on a leash. It will be with us in the hotel room also. We take great care of them and enjoy their company. If you like, read the story about Nyla, under our reviews--it is a story about us transporting an abused dog with much love. We do not lock any pets in the trailer. We have had the opportunity of transporting a UFC fighter's dog. Your dog will be loved and taken care of. Thanks. Mike.