Thursday, December 3, 2015

Going Away for the Holidays?

It's that time of year when many of us travel in order to spend time with loved ones during the holiday season.  While this can be a fantastic time to get away, many of us forget how this may affect our four-legged furry family members.  More often than not, we aren't able to bring our pets on vacation with us, which puts us in the position of finding a pet sitter or finding a place that we can trust with taking care of our beloved furry family members.

When faced with this important decision, many of us will go through various avenues when selecting the right pet sitter or boarding facility.  Your pet's specific needs and your expectations will determine what pet sitter or boarding facility is right for you.  One should keep in mind the degree of care your pet will require when you're away.  Questions that you should ask yourself are:
  • Will my pet need additional attention/playtime/walks?
  • Does my pet take medication?
  • Does my pet have specific dietary needs?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, your pet will benefit from staying in a facility that is able to provide the additional care/medical attention your pet needs.  Many pet sitters are able to accommodate "special needs" pets as well.  It's always a good idea to ask for references or check with your veterinarian to see whom he/she recommends for boarding and pet sitting services.

We are proud to announce the opening of our newly renovated Salty Paws Pet Resort!  Our intentionally low volume resort is designed to give your pet the comfort and feeling of security of home.  Our staff treats our resort guests with the same warm and loving care that we give our own pets!  With rates starting at $29.00 for cats and $36.00 for dogs, we encourage advanced reservations as spaces fill quickly.  Our new pampered pet program is available to the discerning guest who will benefit from extra TLC.  Ask any of our client services representatives for more details.  We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!