It’s the time of year when we are making plans to get out of town to celebrate with friends and family but what about our furry family members that can’t always come along for the ride? The main thing to remember is that you have options.
If taking your pets with you is not an option you can find a reputable in-home caregiver to come and feed and walk your pets while you are away. Make sure they are bonded and insured and most of all make sure you feel comfortable with having someone come into your home and that your pets will get the care they need.
Another option is leaving your pet with a professional caregiver. Boarding facilities can be a reliable choice when you are away. Most places are reasonably priced and well equipped to give the necessary care your pet needs. It is always a good idea to check out a few different options and find one that is the best fit for you and your pet. Places are popping up all over the country that are not your standard “kennels”. There are all inclusive pet resorts that can offer training and grooming while they are boarding so you can go on your vacation and when you pick up your furry friend they will be well mannered and looking great!
If you are home for the holidays you may still want to board your pets for a day or two or drop them off for some doggie daycare. With the hustle and bustle of the season people may be coming and going more than usual which increases the chances of having a lost pet. Also, there are many poisonous things for your pet to get into such as poinsettia plants, christmas tree water or turkey bones. When our schedules get hectic our animals sometimes suffer so why not drop them off for some doggie playtime while you’re doing your shopping or entertaining. Make the holidays fun for everyone including your furry family members!