You just finished a huge Thanksgiving dinner, and you’re probably already off to the races, starting on your Christmas shopping. Many people will be visiting family or friends this season, or perhaps jetting off to a distant locale. And many of those people have pets.

Plan ahead

If you have travel plans, you probably have already booked your tickets, reserved your rental car, and hotel reservations. Why? Because you want to be able to get the services you need and at a price you can afford. But have you given the same thought to your pet-sitting services?

Raleigh Pawz knows you have a lot on your mind. But just like flights, good pet-sitting services can get booked much faster than you realize. Nailing down your upcoming pet-sitting needs sooner rather than later is vital.

Take time to prepare

Once you’ve gotten that squared away, you’ll want to work out a plan that is best for you and your pet. Make sure your pet has plenty of food, treats, and new toys and that it gets a little more exercise than usual to work off some of the stress of you being gone. If you have any special requests, it’s a good idea to let your pet sitter know your wishes well in advance to make sure they can be fulfilled.

Avoid the last-minute scramble

Whether it’s a day trip or a three-week cruise, you’ll want to make sure your pet is well taken care of and is as happy as possible during your absence. But if you wait too long, you may find yourself scrambling to find  a pet sitter and being unable to find one. Many people will, in last-minute desperation, reluctantly place their pet in a kennel. Kennels, while they care of your pet’s basic needs, may not be a positive experience for your pet, depending on its personality. Being in proximity of many new animals and all those foreign smells can stress out your furry pal. And for the sensitive and intelligent pet, the experience can be nothing short of devastating, leaving them feeling terrified they’ve been abandoned and forgotten.

Don’t let this happen to your pet. Avoiding it just takes a little planning.

Raleigh Pawz will make your pet feel pampered, like it is the most important creature in the universe (which you already knew was a fact!). So book your pet sitting services with us right now — don’t wait — and we’ll make sure your pet gets the royal treatment it deserves!

We are open and our staff are committed to following the protocols set forth by the CDC. Sending love! - The Raleigh Pawz Team