Do you have a trip planned soon? Are you unsure about what to do with your dog? Pups seem to know when we’ll be leaving, especially when it’s without them. Banish their sadness with these perfect options for your dog when you travel. This decision is a big one, so make sure you leave plenty of time to decide.
Hiring a Pet Sitter
Using a pet sitter allows your pet to stay comfortable in their own home. Allowing an experienced sitter to feed, play with, and let your dog outside is an excellent option for furry friends that are anxious when removed from their house. You also get to control how often the pet sitter visits and what interactions you’d like them to offer your pet. For example, maybe you typically walk your dog twice a day; if so, hire a pet sitter who can walk your pup on a similar schedule. Or perhaps you only need them to allow the dog outside to use the restroom twice a day. It’s all up to you.
In-home boarding is when you hire someone to stay in your home with your pet while you’re traveling or allow your pup to stay at their house. You may turn to a neighbor you trust, a close friend, or a family member, or you can hire someone using a service. This option is fantastic for a dog with separation anxiety if you’re nervous about traditional boarding. It will give your pet socialization with supervision from another responsible person.
A go-to option for a lot of pet owners is to place them in a boarding kennel. This option for your dog when you’re traveling is a fantastic one because your pup will receive excellent attention and socialization from the employees and other dogs. Most boarding facilities have rules and regulations in place to protect all pets and workers. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call ahead and get your questions answered. You’ll most likely have to reserve a spot anyway, so it’s a good idea to reach out to the facility that interests you.
Our dogs deserve the best care, and that’s why you shouldn’t take this decision lightly. Look over the options and choose the one you believe will be best for you and your pup.