How To Leave Your Pets at Home Alone Without Feeling Guilty
Pampered Pets Need a Home Away From Home Occasionally
Of course, we all love to think that anyone taking care of our special friend will just fall in love with it as we have done. However, this is a business for sure so we must not be naïve. Instead, we should arm ourselves with enough questions to satisfy ourselves that the facility will take care of our baby the way that we would at home.
For example, finding out how many walks per day the pet will be taken on is a good way to start the interrogation. Some pets want to be out all the time so having them locked in a cage is not really the best solution. Ask too if the pets are mixed with others so that they will not miss our company. This ‘socializing’ is often enough to keep them occupied and happy while we are not there.
Of course, it goes without saying that the company must have medical supervision in case anything goes wrong and ask what they would do if there was an emergency. If the pet is already on medication or needs special attention, be sure to mention this up front and not on the day of departure.
It may be a good idea to check out the license that the facility has too since most have to have all the right paperwork before being allowed to operate. But perhaps the best test is to ask friends and neighbors who they use when they have to travel. It stands to reason that if they are happy and satisfied with the service then any pet will be happy at the facility.
Finally, once the right place has been found, try to use this one again since not all places suit the pet. Book up well in advance to avoid disappointment if possible and ask if they can take the pet in an emergency if this should happen. Of course, if they know the pet well, they rarely say no even if they have to squeeze him in at the last minute. animaltalk