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Plan Now for the Holidays - Should You Board Your Dog or Get a Sitter?

Plan Now for the Holidays - Should You Board Your Dog or Get a Sitter?

Plan Now - Should You Board Your Dog or Get a Sitter?

It is hard to believe that yet another holiday is almost here. For some - you may be taking a holiday and others a well deserved vacation and you are trying to decide if you should board your dog or get a pet sitter.

I have everything you need to know to make a decision and have a smooth transition.

One common mistake dog owners make is leaving decisions about their pet's care until the last minute. It's such a busy time that you don't want to forget about your dog's needs until the last minute. For example, lots of people have to make an emergency trip to the store for more dog food on the eve before leaving. Even more forget to book a kennel or dog sitter until it is too late. If you have any travel plans, now is the time to think about what you want to do.

A common question that dog lovers ask their veterinarians is, “Should I board my dog or get a pet sitter?” Well, today I want to share my thoughts on the subject. Go to: The Pros and Cons of Kenneling (Boarding) vs. Getting a Pet Sitter for Your Dog.

Hopefully this will help make the decision a little easier. The best thing to do is to read as much as possible and get a lot of information so you know you made the right choice. There's a lot that goes into picking the right option. For example, do you know how to select a good pet sitter?

The following articles tell you how to do that and much, much more. Check them out:

10 Things You Should Do Before You Board Your Dog!

Getting a Pet Sitter for Your Dog

Pet Sitter Instructions for Your Dog - This is very good to fill out and leave with the pet sitter. It helps them understand your dog's needs and what to do if there are problems or emergencies.

For the Kennel or Boarding Facility - Instructions to Care for Your Dog - I recommend printing this and taking it with you to the kennel.

Kenneling Your Dog

Remember to plan early as many businesses book up quickly. If you cannot find a trustworthy kennel or sitter, consider expanding your search. An extra drive is worth the knowledge that your dog will be safe and sound while you are gone.

Another really common question pet owners ask is, “Should my pet be sedated at the kennel or while traveling?” I have a very good article for you about this topic. Go to: Pros & Cons of Sedation for Your Dog.