It’s difficult to know these days when traveling from state to state or from just one county to another what the mandates are for us, let alone the policies for traveling with a pet. Driving is one thing, but what about the rules and regulations for flying or taking public transportation?
Recently, I read somewhere that one of the pros of taking your pet on vacation is that you’ll know they are getting the best care – but is that entirely true?
Be realistic and ask yourself:
Is taking your pet with you on vacation to the pet’s benefit, or is it so you don’t feel guilty leaving him behind in someone else’s care?
Would it be more stressful to take your pet on a trip, out of routine, and a stable environment or board him in a kennel where he’ll have stability and routine while receiving all the comforts and attention of home?
8 Points to Consider Before Traveling with Your Pet:
1. Check with airlines or other public transportation about their pet travel policy before making a decision.
2. Is your pet comfortable while traveling? Does flying cause your pet stress, or does he get car sick?
3. Does your pet have special health conditions, need medication at regulated times, or have a special diet?
4. Even if your accommodations are pet friendly, there is most likely an extra charge, plus additional costs for any damages or pet “accidents.”
5. Will you be gone for long periods of time when the pet is left alone in the hotel room? Are the activities or places you’ll be exploring, pet friendly, or even allow pets?
6. Even when you’re out to eat or shopping, for example, you can’t take your fur baby with you and leave your pet in the car.
7. Think about your pet’s demeanor — barking, chewing, scratching, growling, jumping are all things that could affect your stay and stress level.
8. You want your pet to be safe and secure. It would be devastating if your pet went missing while on vacation in an area unfamiliar to you and your pet.
Big Times Kennel will treat your pet like family.
Owners, John and Maureen, live on-site and are pet lovers, owners, trainers, and groomers assuring you that your pup or kitty is getting quality care! They practice the highest sanitation and safety standards in both the dog kennel and cattery to protect every pet’s health and well-being.
Full-service accommodations include:
• Meals are generally served twice daily – special food/diet is not a problem – and self-replenishing fresh water is available at all times. We will also make sure your precious pooch or kitty takes their medications as prescribed.
• There is ample indoor space and secure double-fenced access to the outdoors 11 hours each day for dogs, and plenty of room to climb, play, and snooze for cats.
• Pets get plenty of attention, pats, scratches, and treats from experienced, loving caregivers.
• Indoors are climate-controlled with a hospital-grade air purification system to safeguard your pet from airborne viruses and bacteria.
• Inside areas are sanitized 2 times daily and outside 3 times a day. We wash bedding daily, so each pet has a fresh, clean sleeping area for the night.
• All pets are required to have updated immunization records provided by the veterinarian.
Call today to reserve a boarding spot in our dog kennel or cattery!!