When taking your pet to a hotel, there are some simple tips that make it easier for you, your pet, and more enjoyable for the hotel and other patrons that are staying there. Requesting a room on the first floor makes it easier to take your dog out to go to the bathroom, as always make sure to clean up after your pet! Remember that being in a new location can often be stressful for a pet, so do everything you can to ensure that they are comfortable. Try not to leave your pet alone in the hotel room, but if you have to, leaving the TV or radio on can often help them to be more comfortable. If they begin to be stressed out they may bark and disturb other patrons, or even have an accident which can be messy for you as well as the hotel staff. If your pet has a crate, leaving them in the crate while you journey out can be helpful.

Consulting with your veterinarian before taking your dog or cat on a trip can be very helpful. If they know your animal well, they can provide specific recommendations or tips for you. For more general tips, a little online research is very helpful! If you’re leaving your pet at home, finding a good pet sitter is becoming easier and helps your pet to avoid loneliness while their family is gone. A neighbor or friend is ideal, but if you don’t have any luck there, searching the internet or a site like www.petsitters.org can be very helpful.

Enjoy your travels this summer, and don’t forget to bring your LeashLocket with you on your trip!