Didn't see another forum where this would fit. If I've posted it in an incorrect location, please feel free to move it. Wife and I are counting down the days until we both fully retire. We have a few short, two to three day trips to take. Many hotels limit dog size to 25 lbs. Abby is over 60 lbs. I've seen a lot of hunters who have the fancy dog crates/boxes/houses in the back of their trucks. I have a pickup truck so something like that is an option. For a dog who has spent all her time inside at night with us... uncrated... would it be cruel to put her in a truck box at night while on the road? Would one rent/borrow a box and use it in the driveway a few times to see if she could tolerate it? What other options are there? The past few times we've traveled overnight, we board her at a local doggie hotel. That's $40/day and adds significant cost to our trip. Abby travels well in the backseat of my truck. She rides a lot with me and we've gone fairly long distances, only to return home at night. You never know she's in the backseat. She rides delightfully well. It's the overnight issue at hotels that present a problem. Open to comments suggestions as to how other owners would handle this.