The current pandemic has turned life upside down for all of
us, including our pets. Thankfully, the country has opened up enough to allow
for summer vacations, but the way you vacation may look different this year.
Your usual vacation spot may be dealing with another outbreak of the virus.
Favorite places to visit might not even be open.
This present state of things may affect how you vacation
with your dog as well. Here are a few things to think about ahead of time.
Planning Out Your Vacation During the Pandemic
- Check out hotspot maps. Try to choose a location that has fewer cases currently, or higher mask/safety usage so that you can feel safer while out. You may also want to consider an AirBNB that is dog friendly rather than a motel, so that you have fewer interactions with people.
- Look for opportunities to spend time outdoors. You will be safer heading to a nature trail or less populated beach, and your dog will enjoy the chance to walk in a new area. State parks are a great place to get away from the daily grind and spend some time in nature with Fido. Not to mention how much healthier your immune system will be after some quality time in the sun.
- Speaking of the outdoors, camping is a great way to vacation with a dog during the pandemic. There is little close interaction with other people, and most of the people that you do encounter will also be dog lovers. You will feel safe and your pet will love the extra walks plus all the new sights and smells.
Vacationing Without Pets
Of course, you may want to vacation without your pet.
FurBabies Home Pet Care is available to overnight stays, home-boarding, and
regular pet visits so that you can some time away from the home without
worrying about your dog. Call us today to learn more.