For many, the holiday season means a lot of traveling. In November, we posted tips on how to take your pet with you on your travels; however, we understand that not all pets can go on every trip you make. Luckily for all of you holiday travelers, there are several options on finding care for your pets while you’re gone:
1. Pet boarding
Boarding facilities can be a great get-away for your pets while you vacation. While some operate with the side-by-side, chain-linked kennels, there are many pet boarding facilities that are more like resorts. Here, your pets would receive more attention than if he/she were at home alone all day. It’s important to do your research when searching for a boarding kennel. Ask your friends, coworkers or veterinarian for recommendations. Read the Humane Society’s pros and cons list for more information on choosing a kennel.
2. Pet sitting
Entrusting another person to care for your pet at your own home is a popular way to care for your pet while you’re traveling. Whether you find a professional service or ask a friend or neighbor to care for your pet, it is your responsibility to ensure all of the necessary information about your pet is known to them. Also asking your veterinarian for a recommendation is highly encouraged! Many of our staff members are jumping at the chance to pet-sit. Knowing what to do in an emergency situation and administering medication is not an issue with these experienced volunteers. Call (549-1252) or email () us to check out or pet-sitting availability!
2. In-home boarding
Finding someone to take care of your pet in their own home is also a great option for your pet. As with pet-sitting, if you are not dealing with professionals you should be cautious in making informal pet-boarding arrangements. Making sure the person you employ is prepared to take responsibility for your pet is vital in your research.
Your pet’s health and happiness is the main factor when deciding where to find the care for his/her needs while you are traveling. Contact the Campus Veterinary Clinic if you have any questions regarding your pet’s holiday stay.