Vacation season is here! Are you already missing your pets… even though you haven’t departed yet?
It’s tough to enjoy your trip if you’ll be worrying about your pets the whole time. Here at Ready Pet Go, we specialize in helping loving pet owners feel good about leaving their pets behind. These tips will help you survive – yes, even enjoy – vacation without your pets.
Make Plans in Advance
While you might be able to schedule last-minute pet care, it’s always best to plan ahead. The summer is a busy time for pet sitters. Make accommodations a few weeks in advance to avoid scrambling for a sitter last-minute while you’re busy packing for your trip.
Save time! Schedule pet care services online.
Strive for Consistency
When you’re not around, your pet will find some comfort in their usual routine. Talk to your sitter about regular mealtimes, walks, and play.
Boarding kennels and pet daycares can be stressful for your pets. While boarders usually do their best to keep pets safe and maintain their schedules, it’s not suitable for less sociable pets, and it’s nothing like home. In-home pet sitting allows your pets to sleep in their own beds and play with their own toys.
Know You’re Making the Low-Stress Choice
Travel can be incredibly stressful for your pets. They don’t realize that vacations are supposed to be fun. Being in the comfort of their own home with pet sitter visits could be much less stressful than traveling and staying in a new environment with loud noises, unfamiliar scents and strange people.
Vacation without pets means you’ll have full access to non-pet-friendly stores and restaurants. You won’t have to worry about your pet running away, or getting sick without access to your vet. Don’t feel guilty about enjoying a low-stress vacation without your pets – you’ll be able to spoil them as soon as you return.
Ask for Daily Updates
When you’re waking up to a blaring hotel alarm clock, rather than a hungry meow or sloppy kisses, and when you’re going to sleep in clean hotel sheets with no furry cuddle-buddy… you’re going to miss them the most.
Daily updates really take the edge off. Your pet sitter or dog walker will be happy to provide photos and email updates after each visit.
Get Professional Vacation Pet Care
You might save a few bucks if you ask a friend or relative to look after your pets. But a professional pet sitter won’t leave the gate open, eat your ice cream bars, or forget to water the plants.
In case of an emergency, you’ll be glad you hired professional pet care. Ready Pet Go dog walkers and pet sitters are pet first aid certified, and always equipped with a first aid kit.
Your Pets Will Not Forget About You!
As your pets get to know their pet sitter, they’ll look forward to visits. Your dog will wag like crazy when their sitter comes to take them on a fun walk. Your cat will be just as happy purring away with her stand-in cuddle-buddy.
But they won’t forget about you. As much as your pet will love their Ready Pet Go sitter, we promise they will always love you the most!