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Pet Sitting & Kennels

Pet Sitting used to be only for pets that were left at home while their owners traveled. Of course, sometimes it is best to leave your pet to be cared for at home in familiar surroundings when you are away. Now, though, many people are taking their pets with them and hiring pet sitters to come in for those times when they are unable to be with their pets. It's always best to plan ahead, if you can, so you will be assured that the sitter will be available at your desired day and time.

In addition to vacation travelers, business travelers are taking their pets with them and have pet sitters take their pets to the park while they are in their meetings. I think that's where the expression "it's a dog's life" comes from!

Here is the National Association of Professional of Pet Sitters: Pet Sitters International
Just enter the zip code of where you'll be in the upper right corner

FIND A KENNEL: In the U.S. or worldwide

Even when you decide to take your pet with you on vacation, there may be days when you just can't take him along - A conference? A wedding? An allergic aunt? Finding a kennel in any destination is as easy as typing in the city. You may also want to consider Pet sitters if you will only be away from your pet for a short time.

If you are not going to be able to take your pet with you, you may locate a nearby kennel at the website listed below.

Here is the website of The American Boarding Kennel Association. Just click on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner:

Bookshop Pet Travel books direct from Amazon.
1. Click on the book you want: opening a new Amazon window.
2. Buy via Amazon’s secure systems.
3. Close the Amazon window to return here.

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