What Can You Do With Your Pet When You Are Traveling?

While a pet can be a great companion at home, they can be a point of concern too. When you have to go out of town for some reason, it’s a big concern where to keep your pet. Of course, taking the pet along can be a good option. But what if you are traveling abroad? There are lots of things to consider in that case, like whether the airplane will allow pets, finding a pet-friendly hotel, etc. In order to avoid all this hassle, you can choose not to take your dog with you. In such case here are the following options you have.

Pet sitter

You will find many registered pet sitters who will be willing to drop by your home every day and take care of your pet. They will feed your dog, do the necessary grooming, check on their health, play with them, and more. They usually charge $20 per visit. This is a good option as your dog will remain in his familiar environment. He will have all the toys around him and you won’t need to make any special arrangements.

In-house pet sitting

There are pet sitters who take care of pets in their home when you are away. There will probably other pets in the pet sitter’s house. So, your dog will get a good companion. A pet sitter is an experienced person and so will know everything about your dog.


A house sitter will live in your house while you are away. This way the pet sitter will be able to take care of your pet all the time and look after your house too. But not many people will feel comfortable to let a stranger live in their house when they are not home. Still, you can consider this option.

Neighbors or family members

If you have a neighbor or family member who loves pets, you can keep your pet with them. This is a cost-effective solution, as you won’t have to pay them. Your pet will be safe in their care.

Pet boarding

There are many boarding facilities available. You can keep your pets there when you go out of town. There are professionals who will take care of your pet all the time. Your dog will have the company of other dogs, have training and exercise sessions and other facilities. If your pet is sick, they will take your pet to a vet. They also have their own vet to look after the dogs inside their facility.

Keep with the veterinarian

If you think that your pet’s health is not well and you need someone to look after him continuously, then you can keep your pet with your local vet. He or she will look after the health of your dog and will provide him with the necessary food and medicine.

So, you can now see that you have lots of options to keep your pet in a safe place when you go on vacation or another purpose out of town. You should evaluate each of these options and choose the best one for your dog.

Continue Reading →