We love traveling with our dogs — but sometimes we know it’s just not possible. Some travel situations mean your dog would be left out of much of the fun. Or perhaps you’ll have to fly to the destination and, like us, you have a large dog that you’d never fly since he’s too large to travel at your feet. Or perhaps you’re visiting a destination that either doesn’t permit dogs or has too many requirements to make it worthwhile for your short trip.
When your dog can’t accompany you on a trip, your options include pet sitters (in your home or theirs) and pet kennels (which have evolved to the point of luxury hotels, in many cases). It’s important to start the search early, though; both the best pet sitters and best pet hotels book up early!
Using a Pet Sitter
- Questions to ask at a pet sitter interview Finding a pet sitter that you trust with your furry family member means sitting down for an interview. These tips cover questions you should ask, from insurance to handling emergencies.
- Finding a Responsible Pet Sitter Tips from National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) about how to find a pet sitter you trust.
- Planning for a Holiday Pet Sitter How to use Rover.com to find a holiday pet sitter.
- Making an Emergency Plan for a Pet Sitter When You’re Traveling with Your Dogs Or what if you decide, during your vacation, that your plans have changed and you want or need to spend a day without the dogs? Or you have an emergency and need to board your dogs at your destination? We look at the need for creating an emergency plan with a pet sitter or boarding facility at your destination.
Using a Boarding Kennel
- How to Choose a Boarding Kennel
- Using Furlocity to search and book boarding facilities Furlocity is designed to search, compare, review, and book your pet’s next boarding facility. We also have a profile of Andy Smit, Founder and CEO of Furlocity,
- Boarding your dog over the holidays Tips from a veterinarian on choosing a boarding facility.