A dog vacation is a great way to help socialize current pets with other animals. You can even introduce family members to pets on a temporary basis and most importantly, you are able to help other families who are unable to take their pets on vacation or travel pursuits. By offering your home to other pets, or hosting a DogVacay as we like to call them, you are helping to reduce stress and anxiety which might present itself in other dog boarding facilities and you can even make some spare cash while doing a good deed for other families!
If you would like to host a dog vacation of your very own, take a look around your home. There are a few simple steps you can make right away. Is your home a pet friendly and safe place for animals to be? Are you able to provide crate free boarding facilities? Do you have space for extra visitors? Do you understand how to introduce and host other animals in your own home, or are you prepared to learn?
By looking at your surroundings, you will be able to judge if you are responsible enough to host a fun vacation. You might even envisage yourself providing a friendly dog vacation. There are simple requirements any responsible pet owners will adhere to and we know you will be happy to undertake these responsibilities. Once you know you could be a great host, why not start to prepare your home for your new guests?
- Purchase extra leads and leashes, cleaning products and other spare items you keep for your pet just in case your guests have an accident or require extra equipment. You can never be to prepared and your guests will appreciate it.
- Create a filing system so you can keep track of who your guests are and who they belong to. You should also include their emergency contact details, likes and dislikes and any other helpful information to ensure you have all the information your might require.
- Make sure you have a way to document your guests stay such as a camera, so you can send photo updates or emails to your hosts. This is a great way to bond with your guest and also let your guests family know your guest is having a great time.
The DogVacay website has a bunch of useful information and videos which can help you asses if you qualify to host your very own dog vacation. There is also contact and application forms ready that you can fill in today if you feel you meet the criteria. If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly advisers who will be more than happy to help guide you through the hosting process. DogVacay look forward to helping you host your very own dog vacation!
Once you have set up your profile, don’t forget to promote your new found services online! There are many ways to promote your profile, such as including links in your email footers, telling friends and family or contacting local animal shelters to advertise or leaving your profile link in public areas. You never know when someone you know might need a friendly place to keep their pet!