Pet adoptions are on the rise these days which means lots of families are enjoying their furry new friends at home. But when it comes time to book your next vacation, you certainly don’t have to leave your four-legged friend behind. In fact, we’re sharing with you a guide for preparing for a fun and relaxing trip with your pet in tow.
Preparing for Vacation
Depending on the type of animal you have, some may be more comfortable traveling in a car or by plane for extended periods. However, for pets new to this sort of travel, try slowly acclimating them by starting out taking them on short car rides, and then building up to longer car rides.
Also, make sure you have an appropriate crate or carrier for your pet so they can comfortably sit, stand, or turn around with ease.
Check Airline Pawlicies
If traveling by air, pet policies defer depending on the airline. Below are links to a few popular airlines and their policies for your convenience.
Schedule a Checkup with Your Vet
As soon as you book your trip, schedule an appointment with your vet to make sure your pet is up to date on all the necessary immunizations, certifications, and tests. It’s also not a bad idea to stock up on medications and flea/tick control to keep your furry friend protected.
Pack All Their Favorite Things
Depending on how you plan to travel and your destination, pack essentials to make the experience enjoyable and stress-free. Here are a few suggestions:
- Pet food (dry or wet depending on your pet’s preference)
- Collapsible bow or water bottle with attached trough
- Medications and first aid items
- Travel documents like rabies certificate
- Treats and dental chews
- Your vet’s contact information
- A favorite cozy blanket, toy, and/or pillow
Now that your pet is all packed and prepared, you may want to double-check your pet-friendly accommodations to ensure everything is in order before your arrival.
If you’re looking for pet-friendly accommodations with easy access to Crystal Beach and Galveston Island, contact us for a complete list of our pet-friendly rentals that will accommodate the entire family and your furry friend(s) at 1-409-684-3345.
If you’re looking to relocate to the beach, visit our website to view our current listings. If you’re not planning to purchase a beach home, we hope you’ll consider the Bolivar Peninsula for your next vacation. If you’re interested in getting away to our beautiful 27 mile stretch of Bolivar Peninsula, check out our rentals. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest and greatest news from Swedes Real Estate. We hope to see you soon!
Disclaimer: The coronavirus pandemic is still impacting travel, and destinations around the world have different COVID-19 restrictions in place. It’s important to check and adhere to local government policies as you’re planning any future trips.