Are you going away and can't take your Adventurer along?

Canine Adventures can provide quality, professional care while you're away to make sure your fur baby is happy and healthy. You can incorporate your dog's regularly scheduled field trips in addition to our Traditional visits to create a customized schedule while your away. Overnight stays are not offered, but Canine Adventures can provide recommendations.

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Tips on what you can do if your going away:

Preparation can make a big difference in how smoothly things go for your pet when a sitter comes to visit. Here are some tips:

Make sure the pet sitter has a phone number where you can be reached. If inside services are requested, provide the pet sitter with a house key in addition to garage door openers. If you have new keys made, try them out to make sure they work.

Clean food and water dishes before leaving town.

Provide extra food, litter and other supplies just in case you're not able to return when planned.

Clean out the refrigerator to avoid smelly food spoilage and wash the dishes in the sink to prevent ants, flies or other pests.

Adjust the thermostat to keep the house comfortable for the pet during your absence. In warm weather, a closed-up house can get dangerously hot in a short time.

Leave a list of phone numbers in case the pet sitter needs to contact service or maintenance companies while you are away; i.e., plumber, electrician, cleaning service, yard maintenance, pool service, etc.

Tell the pet sitter of any household areas that are off-limits to your pets or to the pet sitter. Secure access to those areas before leaving home.

What can I do to help my pet sitter take the best care of my pets?

You can help your pet sitter be a better friend to your pet by helping to make sure there are no problems while you are away. Planning and preparation in the following areas will smooth the way:

Tell the pet sitter about all health problems your pet may have—major or minor.

Provide written verification that your pet is up to date on its vaccinations.

Make sure your dog's collar fits—Otherwise he may slip out of a too-large collar while being walked.

If your dog is not accustomed to walking on a leash, practice with him before you leave.

Make a list of your pet's favorite hiding places. This will prevent the pet sitter from worrying if your pet is not where expected—the sitter will know where to look.

Provide your own preferred method of flea control, even if your pets are currently flea free. Fleas multiply rapidly and can become a problem very quickly.

If you own both dogs and cats, do not ask the sitter to “just ignore the cats;” i.e., not charge, during pet-sitting visits. A sitter's professionalism, ethic responsibility and conscience would not allow the oversight of a cat in need of food, medical care or human attention.

If your dog growls or snaps at a pet sitter during a "get-acquainted visit," understand that the pet sitter may ask that you make other arrangements for your dog's care during your absence.

Courtesy of Pet Sitters International