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5 Boarding Options for Your Pet When You Go Away

If you’re going away on holiday and cannot take your pet with you, you’ll need to find someone suitable to care for them whilst you’re away – which is an important decision to make. The good news is that there are lots of holiday pet care options available to you! Take a look at a few of the boarding options that may suit your pet…

  1. Pet sitting

For some cats and dogs, staying in a new environment can be too unsettling. If this is the case for your pet, using a pet sitter is a good way to ensure your pet remains comfortable in their own home, whilst someone visits regularly to provide food, exercise and cuddles! Alternatively, depending on your pet’s needs you can choose to have your pet sitter stay in your home for the duration of the trip, or ask them to visit your home multiple times a day to look after your pet.

  1. In-home pet boarding

Along similar lines, in-home pet boarding involves bringing your pet to a pet sitter’s home in your area, where they will stay for the duration of your holiday. In-home pet boarding is often more cost effective than other methods, and may allow your pet to socialise with other pets under the supervision of a responsible owner. National services such as Rover UK can help you search for in-home pet boarding services near you.

  1. Traditional boarding (Kennels and Catteries)

You may wish to leave your pet at a kennel or cattery whilst you’re away. Leaving your pet at a boarding facility offers many benefits including expert care, additional services and lots of interaction and companionship – however, it may not be the right choice for pets who prefer the comfort of their own home.

  1. Family/friend/neighbour

Do you have a friend, family or neighbour who is always excited to see your pet? Perhaps you could consider asking them to visit your home to check on your pet whilst you’re away? If they’re a pet owner themselves, you can offer to return the favour in the future or consider bringing them back a small gift to thank them.

  1. Take your pet with you!

As the number of pet-friendly holiday options grow, it’s now easier than ever before to take your pet on holiday with you! For example, if a camping holiday is on the agenda, your dog may enjoy coming along with your family and exploring the great outdoors. Websites such as Pets Pyjamas can help you find establishments that love your pet as much as you do.

Each boarding option offer many benefits, but remember that all pets are different and have their own unique needs. Whilst one option could be perfect for one animal, it might be completely unsuitable for another. Be sure to do your research in advance to ensure you pick the right type of care for your pet.