Let us assume that you are ready to undertake holidays to Gran Canaria with the family. Everyone involved in this trip is definitely excited and happy. Everyone has packed their travel essentials. All follow-up calls to the providers are done, and everything ---flights, hotels, tours, restaurant reservations, etc.---are confirmed.
But hold on. Aren’t you forgetting something? What about fluffy Rover or little kitty? That’s right, your pets need attention to. But in many cases, you won’t be able to bring them along with you during your vacation. Indeed, travelling with pets can be difficult; it’s expensive, requires a lot of paperwork, and a hassle for everyone.
Thus, if you are like many other people, you may want to leave your pet behind. Here are a few tips on how to do just that without constantly worrying about your precious fluffy friend.
1. Request someone close to you to look after your pet. That someone can be a sibling, relative, friend, or colleague. Assure them that your pet won’t bring them any headaches. Here’s something for your comfort: many people who don’t have pets long for one. You’d be surprised as to how people are very willing to take care of your pet for you.
2. If no one is available to watch over your furry friend, call a pet sitter. As the name implies, a pet sitter is a specialised provider that looks after pets when their owners are away. During such time, a pet sitter walks your pet, feeds him, or even plays with him. Depending on the service, you may pay the provider by the hour or day.
3. No pet sitter may be available in your area. Well, no need to worry. You can ask the local animal pound to take care of him for you. Just make sure to specify that little Rover or Kitty is not up for adoption.
4. Whatever option you choose, make sure to provide the caretaker with plenty of pet food. Remember that you are asking them to look after your pet. Having them buy your pet’s food is just too much to ask. The same thing applies to pet supplies such as kitty litter, dog shampoo, and other
5. If your pet has special needs, inform the caretaker ahead of time. Rover needs to be taken out for a walk every morning. Little Kitty needs her vitamins every evening. You can list down these special needs and hand that list to the caretaker.
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