Traveling With Pets Or Hire A Professional Pet Sitter?

Posted by Catherine Kline | February 13, 2021

Are you traveling this holiday season and considering bringing your pet along? We take them everywhere when we’re at home anyway, so why not? There are so many pet friendly towns and hotels so traveling with pets sounds great! How could we think of leaving them home! Consider hiring Peace of Mind to help, but if you do decide to travel with pets here are a few points to consider before you decide.

Before going on any trip, check with your vet to see if they think your pet is healthy enough for travel, especially puppies and geriatric pets. At this age their immune systems are not as strong. Also, consider gathering tips for car sickness or take a test trip to determine if your pet suffers from car sickness. You don’t want your gifts and good clothes and car smelling of vomit!

Are you planning on restraining your pet in the car to keep them safe? There are many harnesses to choose from to fit different size pets and cars. If flying, confirm ahead of time that your pet fits in the space provided. All airline policies for pets are different, some have breed and weight restrictions. Make certain you have everything required for your specific airline. This could include vaccination records and health papers.

Make a list of everything you’ll need to bring when traveling with pets. Enough food to last the whole trip, treats, familiar toys and bedding to keep them comfortable, leashes, collar with ID tags, poop bags and car cleaning supplies to name some. Even some cats may need their specific litter to keep them feeling “normal” in a new place.

Finally, consider other animals that may be at your destination. Travel is stressful for us as well as our pets. Dogs that normally “get along” with everyone may feel the stress of a new surrounding and behave differently than at home.


Another option is to leave your pet in the caring hands of a

Professional Pet Sitter

. We meet with you before you leave to learn your pet’s routine. Knowing his or her likes and dislikes, what schedule you want to keep them on, and basically just getting to know them is part of what sets us apart! Then, when you’re traveling at all hours of the night, after work, in busy traffic or enjoying crazy hours of entertaining, you’ll have

Peace of Mind

knowing your favorite little guy is at home in his own routine and snuggling in his own bed!

We come to your home which keeps your pet in a familiar place. Our

Custom Packages

allow us to tailor our visits to meet your needs. We give them love and individual attention as if they were our own. Whether it’s feeding, taking them on walks, or playing in the backyard with their favorite ball we take the time to ensure your pet is wonderfully cared for.

Avoid the stress that comes when traveling with pets, and we’ll keep an eye on your house while you’re away as an added bonus!

So start planning that wonderful trip with your family and pet or remove some stress and call

Peace of Mind, a professional pet sitter

. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday!