How To Find The Best Dog Sitter For Your Next Holiday

If you're planning a holiday around your furry friend it often adds an extra level of stress. Especially if it's your first holiday apart from them.

 

 

However, when you've found the perfect place for your dog to stay, you’ll feel so much better knowing they will be cared for, looked after and kept safe.

Here are some tips for finding the best pet sitter for your next holiday plans.

 

Match the holiday home with your dog’s age

Don't upset the apple cart, keep your older dog's sense of familiarity intact

If your dog is older and has never had to get used to you leaving on long trips (lucky them!) then you shouldn't teach that old dog new tricks, as your dog is more likely to get anxiety being in such an unfamiliar environment.

If this is the case, the best thing you can do is get family or friends ( someone who your dog is familiar with) to come over and dog sit while you're away. This will ensure they'll be as comfortable as possible even if you aren't there. 

If that isn't an option, the next best thing is to hire a professional dog sitter to come to your home. Look for an experienced, trustworthy dog lover who has experience working with dogs. 

 

Look for local kennel options

Local is always the best option for the convenience

It's a good idea to look at your most local options first.

This will reduce the stress on both you and your Dog as the location will be convenient.

Be sure to look at the Google reviews of each place before you consider them to see what other dog owners have said about the place. Reading just one review could save you a lot of time and money!

 

Browse the features 

Keep tabs of the kennel's features to make sure they are what your dog loves

Before deciding on the right place to take your dog for a holiday, you'll need to go there with them first. This way they're able to see the place for themselves while you’re there.

This is important because if you and your dog have visited the place together they'll know when they have an extended stay there they'll come home eventually!

 

Visit with your dog

Visiting beforehand will ease the stress on your dog by making them comfortable in their holiday home

Before deciding on the right place to take your dog for a holiday, you'll need to go there with them first. This way they're able to see the place for themselves while you’re there.

This is important because if you and your dog have visited the place together they'll know when they have an extended stay there they'll come home eventually!

 

Once you find a good home, stick to it

Dogs love being in an environment that they're familiar with, be it at home or the local route you like to walk them around.

Don’t switch too much between dog-sitting arrangements as it will rob your dog of the feeling of familiarity they crave and have come to trust you with providing.

As you look to your next getaway, make sure that you plan for your pooch as well so that they can enjoy their holiday too!