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It's Vacation Time: What About Your Furry Friends?

Originally published at: It's Vacation Time: What About Your Furry Friends? | Joe's Writers' Club

By Katie Downey It’s summertime, and you can’t wait to hit the beach, but what about your furry little roommates? Unfortunately, it is difficult for many people with pets to vacation. Many skip it altogether because it can be such a headache and wallet-ache. It isn’t as difficult as you think it is, though. So what should you do if you don’t have a pet sitter staying with your animals? You will have plenty of options after doing just a small amount of networking and research. Know Your Local Kennels It is tough deciding where to send your beloved for a week without guidance. The best way to find out if a kennel is up to par is to ask around. If you are in any local pet groups on Facebook or are familiar with local rescues, ask them what their favorite kennel is and why. Another way to research is to look online at their reviews. Google their business plus “complaints” and see what you get. Once you find some potential kennels, give them a call and ask if you can do a walk-through before deciding to board your pet. What to Look for in a Kennel When searching…