LA dog lovers who are leaving town for the holidays without their pup will want to check out these 5 tips from the folks at www.dogvacay.com, an online community that has over 10,000 vetted and insured dog sitters across the country ready to care for your dog like a member of their family.
1. Give your DogVacay host a heads up if your dog is not well socialized. During this time of year, many visitors come in and out of homes.
2. Make sure your host knows about keeping food and treats out of your dog's reach.
3. Check your host's house for poinsettias and mistletoes. These plants can upset a pup’s digestive system, cause vomiting and/or fatal heart problems if consumed.
4. Make sure your host offers a safe and secure space for your doggie on the New Year’s Eve holiday. Dogs have been known to dig under fences and break through windows in order to escape the loud sounds of fireworks.
5. Use the Code 1Blissdog for $10.00 off your dog's first reservation.
Let your DogVacay host know if your dog likes strangers, both two legged and four legged. A scared dog might bolt over the holidays. That means your dog could get lost or worse making the holidays a real horror.
Make sure your DogVacay host has a place for your dog to relax and feel comfortable during their holiday stay. Every dog deserves a safe spot to hang out, no matter where they are.
If your dog's holiday stay is the first time you use DogVacay, then put in this code: 1Blissdog, for $10.00 off! Everyone can use a little discount, especially over the holidays.
Just dog food
Tell your host to keep your dog away from holiday food. People food is not good for dogs anyway and can lead to all sorts of health problems. Be sure to bring your dog's regular food so they won't get sick from eating another brand.
Holiday decoration not for dogs
Make sure your host knows about the dangers holiday decorations can pose to their canine visitors. I've heard horror stories about dogs getting into all sorts of decorations. A little reminder won't hurt.