What To Do With My Dog or Cat While On Winter Vacation?

What To Do With My Dog or Cat While On Winter Vacation?

Winter Vacation Dog

Figuring out the right pet boarding solution during winter travel can mean the difference between a relaxing vacation and one where you are in a constant state of worry. Thoroughly researching the safety and reliability of your dog or cat boarding options in Vancouver, Richmond or anywhere in the lower mainland is important, but making sure that your cat or dog will be happy and well looked after is equally important.

Here are a few key tips to help you effectively plan your pet boarding before you leave on winter vacation.

  • Start Looking Early – most dog and cat boarding facilities fill up quickly, especially in March during the winter.
  • Visit The Boarding Facility – drop by unannounced for a tour. The facility should always be clean and staff should be gladly willing to give you a quick tour. There should also be plenty fresh, clean water and warm dry areas for your pet. See how the current guests are acting. Are they having fun? Would your pet fit right in?
  • Update Your Pets Vaccines – When was the last time your pet had their shots? Don’t wait until the last second to realize that they might be overdue.
  • Book Early – if you already know when your vacation starts, that means you know when your pets vacation starts as well. Just like you make reservations for your flight, a car, or a hotel room, you need to reserve your cat or dogs space!
  • Call To Confirm – a week or so before your winter vacation starts, call ahead and confirm that your cat or dog is ready to be received. You can use this call or visit to confirm feeding requirements, update your emergency contact information, discuss any medicines that your pet might take, and anything else you need to highlight for your boarding provider that may have changed since your initial reservation.


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Just following these simple steps will help your planning tremendously and bring you earlier peace of mind. Jet Pet Resort is actively taking reservations for dogs and cats and we always book up fast. Don’t wait too long to make your call! Act early and avoid disappointment. There is no worse feeling than to have to ‘settle’ for a second choice and your pet deserves better! Deciding how to care for your dog or cat in your absence is a big decision. Research and adequate planning will ensure that both you and your dog or cat have a happy vacation this winter!