With the weather looking brighter , the temperatures rising and the longer days ahead, it is often the time of year when we are planning our holidays and family get togethers.
It is not always practical to take our dogs with us on holiday ( although we may love to) or to a wedding or 21st Birthday Party and family members don’t always love our four legged friends as much as we do.
Well what are our options for pet care?
The conventional route has always been kennels. There are many different sorts of kennels offering things such as heated pens,luxury beds, walks and all sorts of added extras. Or there is the more basic service of a standard kennel. It’s really up to the individual to choose.
You could ask a family member to look after your dog and maybe this is something they may enjoy. Quite often it is an opportunity for someone who cannot own a dog themselves to ” borrow a dog for a week”
Or perhaps you may like to employ a pet minder.
These days there are many to choose from ( like kennels mentioned earlier)
It is really personal preference at the end of the day , and where you feel that your dog would feel happiest.
Sadly, at this time of year there is an increase in the number of abandoned dogs when people realise that the additional expense of Dog Care was not anticipated for their holidays.
Well what is it for you? Kennel,Friend or Petminder. Each option needs careful consideration.