October 24, 2014

Sarasota Offers Circus Heritage, Canine Support and More for Families

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Beach time and bay kayaking aren’t the only things to do when visiting Sarasota, Florida. The city is also known for its circus heritage, shopping and support infrastructure for families traveling with children, grandparents and even pets. Here are a handful of activities to include on your tourist itinerary the next [...]

Extreme Pet Travel Requires Resources, Planning

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Hammock in Paradise blogger Lisa Overman made a cross-country drive with a one hundred twenty pound dog and two elderly cats. Challenges included feline med passes, a vehicle breakdown and retail stops. Her solo strategy included the creative use of drive-up windows. When a carsick cat blew through the remaining paper [...]

Planning Ahead Critical for Successful Pet Sitting Experience

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Booking six months of pet-sitting services topped the to-do list for a long-term trip my husband and I were taking. We made arrangements for handling monthly fees to our dogs’ care provider, and provided food, medications, treats and toys. When it came to covering the cost of incidentals and supply restocking, [...]

Dog-Friendly Destinations an Option for Budget Travelers

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; Pet parents of furry canines often struggle when trying to affordably include Rover in the family vacation. While you can be willing to make all the accommodations in the world to meet the needs of your four-legged child, your efforts to travel with your dogs will be thwarted if the destination [...]

Daytripping with Fido

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; On the road and at home, pets are an integral part of our lives. Nearly 40 percent of U.S. households own at least one dog, according to the Humane Society. Our pets often accompany us on the road, including one-day road trips. Fortunately, it’s possible to save money and save your [...]

Fido-Friendly Getaways for Winter

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; With the holidays over, vacationers are looking for active getaways to burn off those extra pounds. For those who want to bring their furry family members along, options do exist. Here are a handful of Fido-friendly ways to enjoy a winter getaway with the entire family. Cross-Country Skiing: While following you [...]

Pet Spa and Resort Review: Waggle Brothers in Miami

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); On a recent business trip with lots going on, we ended up taking our lovable Labrador with us. There were many reasons behind this decision, not the least of which was a scheduling conflict with her usual care provider. For all but one of the five [...]

Leaving On a Jet Plane – How to Ship Your Pets Internationally

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′;   Flickr Photo Credit: Ejhogbin (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I’m lea-ea-ving, on a jet plane. Don’t know when I’ll be back again . . . so kiss me and cry for me  . . . tell me that you’ll wait for me . . . hold me like you’ll never [...]

Pet Sitting and Travel Tip: The Kong Is King

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′;   (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Flickr Photo Credit: James Khoo Having extra treats on hand is always helpful when pets are going through any sort of transition. So are special toys and things to “work” at while they are processing. The perfect combination? Pet kongs.

Pet Sitting Tip: Medication Administration Chart

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′;   (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Photo Credit: Lab GP & Sig Other Does your furry friend have more meds than Carter has liver pills? Keep you and your pet sitter sane with a simple DIY med chart.

Pet Sitting Tip: Maintaining Family Contact

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′;   (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Flickr Photo Credit: Aussiegall Want to look like a rock star to your new house and pet sitting clients? Maintaining family contact and sharing information goes a long way towards increasing everyone’s comfort factor. Read on for some ideas.

Canine Hotel Review: The Village Inn in Harrisonburg, Virginia

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′;   (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Photo Credit: Trek Hound If you haven’t had a chance to check this place out yet for pet travel, here are our impressions.

Nomadic Pets: The Power of Public Rest Stops

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Photo Credit: Clearly Ambiguous While letting the dogs out at gas stations is fine in a pinch, there’s rarely a suitable area for them to stretch, and the chaos of multiple vehicles going in multiple directions is a bit nerve racking. We prefer rest stops when [...]

Drury Inn by the Airport in Nashville, Tennessee

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medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ’250′; medianet_crid=’270296581′;   (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Photo Credit: Trek Hound How did we feel about the pet friendly atmosphere of the Drury Inn in Nashville? Read on for details.