It’s that time of year again… vacation season! Planning your vacation can be stressful, and while you’re away it can be hard to relax and have fun when worried that your dog is missing you. If you can’t take your dogs along on your summer getaway, there are plenty of options to make sure they’re taken care of. Perfect Pooch has all the tips you need to make sure your dog is properly cared for while you’re on your summer adventure!
Friend or Family Member
Having a friend or family member take care of your pup is a more informal option. It’s important that this person is responsible and knowledgeable about the necessities of dog care. You need to verify that you leave your pet with someone who understands and can attend to your dog’s exact needs to keep their routine as normal as it can be while you’re away.
Hiring a dog sitter is another option for pet owners. Having someone come into your home can allow your pup to feel more comfortable in its normal environment. A sitter will typically come to your home to feed, walk and play with your dog, so it is important to ensure that they are reliable and trustworthy.
Traditional boarding is one of the most safe, efficient and reliable solutions for dog owners that need to leave their pets for an extended period of time. There will be room for your dog to run around and play, and there are always activities to keep your dog occupied and active! If you choose traditional boarding, Perfect Pooch can provide your dog with a home away from home.
Preparing to Leave
No matter what care option you choose for your dog this summer, make sure you write a list of detailed instructions on how to care for your dog. You want the person looking after your furry friend to have clear information on how much food your dog gets for each meal, how many treats to give throughout the day and other important personal details. If your dog takes any medication, it’s best to specify the dose, frequency and how to administer the medicine. Lastly, always leave accurate contact information, and designate someone to act on behalf of your pet if you are going to be out of contact.
At Perfect Pooch, we pay close attention to detail and our trained, caring employees know each dog and their needs. Whether it’s an overnight or an extended visit with us, your dog will be taken care of like they’re our own. Now, you can enjoy your vacation knowing that your dog is safe and happy! Visit our website or call us at (610) 337-7698 to book your pooch’s stay with us.