Pet Care While You’re Away



April 8, 2021

As our world slowly becomes more normal, travel is increasingly on the brain. We know you’re eager to visit sandy beaches, crisp mountains, the quiet countryside, or a bustling city. But what about your furry family members? No need to worry, we have options listed below.

Take your pet along!

Pet friendly stays are on the rise these days as more and more people choose to include their furry family members on their trips. Popular rental sites such as Airbnb and Vrbo share plenty of homes that would be happy to host you and your furry family members. While searching, simply filter for “Pets Allowed” and rentals of all shapes and sizes will pop up. If you find a home without filtering for pet-friendly, scroll down to the house rules to find out!

Have you heard of Rover?

Rover is a local, loving pet option with sitters who will treat your pets like family. This option is for pet parents looking for a safe and fun alternative to a kennel. Rover is available for dogs of all ages and abilities who would enjoy socializing with their sitter’s pets. A neat feature is their meet and greet option where you can meet your potential sitter before you leave town. Also, pet parents can receive photo updates of their pets, how fun! You can find out more information by visiting their website or downloading their app.

Family and friends with puppy or kitten fever.

Family, friends, or neighbors not going along on your trip? Perfect! They make great pet sitters. They love your pet and would likely be overjoyed at the thought of hanging with your fur baby for a while! This is especially true for those who do not currently have a pet, but wish they had one or are thinking about getting one of their own. Maybe you can sweeten the deal with some homemade baked goods or a souvenir from your trip!

Local doggy daycares, cats are welcome too!

Finally, the original form of pet care is doggy daycare, otherwise known as a kennel. While kennels have a bit of a negative connotation, you can’t believe everything you hear! There are plenty of nice and homey stays, full of pet loving people who would be happy to take care of your pet. They offer an array of services to make your pet’s trip away from home like a vacation too, whether it be a spa day or lots of playtime with other pups. Check out the local pet stays near you!

We hope you and your furry family member enjoy your time away from home!

While traveling, know that you can take your pet to any licensed vet with Bivvy! Plus, our cat and dog insurance is simple and transparent. Check out our coverage page to learn more: