Vacation for dogs

Vacation for dogs

So you’ve finally decided on a destination, found the perfect hotel, and even managed to fit a week’s worth of stuff in a carry on. Your summer vacation is set—but wait, who will take care of Puppy while you’re gone?

You may have heard of Airbnb, the service that connects travelers with spare bedrooms or empty apartments to stay in instead of a hotel. Now, there’s a similar service for pets, and it’s called DogVacay. DogVacay connects vacation-bound pet owners with dog lovers who will take care of them in their own homes:

DogVacay allows you to find a real home to board your dog. It’s better than a kennel where Spot will be stuck in a cage all day. Home boarding gives your dog individual attention, fun with a small number of well-socialized dogs, and supervision from a responsible pet owner – at a price that doesn’t add up to more than your vacation.

You can browse a list of local participants (who have been vetted, with references checked and a training program completed) and schedule a meet and greet prior to your departure to make sure that everyone gets along. The program includes insurance and emergency support and a money back satisfaction guarantee. Best of all, you get photo updates of your dog’s stay sent to you while you relax and enjoy your own vacation.

Who takes care of your pets while you’re on vacation? Would you ever try a service like Dog Vacay?

(via Cup of Jo, who’s sharing travel-themed favorites this week!)