Pet Care When You Are Away

One of the responsibilities of pet guardianship is planning for the care of pets when we are away from home. Fortunately, there are many more pet-friendly hotels, inns, and rentals than in the past. If you can’t bring your pets along, plan carefully about proper care for them while you are away. This needs to happen well in advance of your travel, especially during holiday times. Whether you choose a boarding facility or in-home pet care, these businesses get booked far in advance during holidays.

Many veterinary clinics also board animals. Check with your clinic to see if they board or if they recommend a boarding facility.

The Humane Society of the United States has excellent information on selecting a reputable pet sitter. While we cannot endorse any specific pet sitting business, we do recommend that you seek a sitter accredited by a national organization such as the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.