Top Reasons Why Your Dog Should Have Their Own Vacation

Posted on: 4 June 2015

Are you a dog owner who is planning a vacation for this summer? Are you trying to decide what to do with your pet while you're on vacation? Instead of bringing your dog with you or hiring a pet sitter, here are some reasons to consider boarding your dog instead:

They won't be lonely: If you hire a pet sitter to come over and feed and walk your dog once or twice a day, your dog will still wind up spending most of the day alone. Without someone else around to keep him or her occupied, your dog could wind up getting bored and exhibiting destructive behavior. If you take your dog to be boarded, they're not going to be alone. Many modern dog boarding locations (such as Daily Wag) keep friendly dogs together, instead of in separate kennels or cages. This allows the dogs to play with each other throughout the day.

They won't get carsick: Your dog might love relatively short car trips to the park or to the pet store, but traveling for several days could be an issue. Unfortunately, you might not find out that your dog doesn't do well on long car trips until it is too late to turn back. Instead of worrying about whether your beloved pooch will be able to handle the trip, drop them off at a dog boarding center while you're on vacation. Doing this means that you won't have to deal with a dog who ends up puking while you're driving down the interstate. 

You won't have to worry about finding pet-friendly locations: As you're probably well aware, not all hotels or motels will allow you to bring pets. The ones that do allow dogs may have a size restriction, such as no dog over 15 pounds. If you own a medium size or larger breed, such as a golden retriever or a husky, it can be may be difficult to find a place that will allow both you and your dog to stay. In addition, while driving to your destination, you may find that not all rest stops will allow your dog to get out and stretch his or her legs, even if you put them on a leash. By boarding your dog, you won't have to worry about whether or not they'll be allowed in the places that you'll be visiting.

Boarding your dog means that you'll be secure in the knowledge that they're being taken care of by qualified staff members. While you're enjoying your vacation, your dog will be able to enjoy his or her own vacation with their new doggy best friends.