Of course you want to take him with you! Why shouldn’t your furry member of the family be allowed to join you and the family on your Holiday vacation? What’s stopping you? There are a few common obstacles when it comes to holiday pet transportation.
1: The Logistics:
No matter how much joy it would bring the kids, some dogs just don’t do well in cars. Transporting your dog in a carrier is fine if it’s the right size, but on long car rides you might want to consider other options. Some dogs, just like humans get motion sickness, and it’s even more common in younger dogs who haven’t fully developed structures for balance.
Pet MD says, “Stress can also add to travel sickness, so if your dog has only ever ridden in the car to go to the vet, he may literally worry himself sick on the road.” A road trip may or may or may not be a good idea depending on your dog’s personality, and age.
2: Sleeping Arrangements
Once you get to where you’re going, is it dog friendly? Not all hotel chains allow pets, and if your shacking up with family their may not always be room. Many hotel chains do allow pet however. Here is a list of the most well known, pet-friendly hotels and their policies. The best case scenario is staying with dog friendly relatives if they have dog’s of their own and both your dog and their dogs play well with each other. Though some other issues might be; relatives with allergies, dogs who don’t get along with children, and puppies that aren’t potty trained.
Traveling over the Holidays can be expensive. Hotels are booked, flights are full and rates are soaring. Throw in travel arrangements for your pet and you’ve got one expensive holiday. But, it can also be expensive to leave them behind. Deciding on whether to leave your pal behind with a friend or babysitter can be mentally taxing, and time consuming. Planning and preparations alone require time and sufficient notice, especially if your going on a long holiday trip (a week or more).
Holiday Boarding The Right Way
Boarding your pup with the right kennel can make all of the difference. As proud dog owners and pet boarding experts, we understand the importance of having peace of mind while your pet is away. We’re in the business of making your pup happy, and we can show you, even while your away! We update our Facebook weekly, (sometimes daily) with pictures of your pup enjoying their holiday vacation! So you can check in, like and comment on photos as you please. We also have web cams (Wagcams) available for you to peep in from time to time! And one more thing about us; we have a San Antonio pet transportation shuttle – which means we’ll pick you up and drop you off at the San Antonio airport! Learn more about it here.
Check out our Holiday hours of operation, and contact us online if you have any questions or comments! We offer extended Holiday boarding and daycare!