Taking a vacation or business trip to a big city usually means leaving your pet behind. Whether it’s boarding them at a kennel, or even in your own home with a petsitter to check in on them, separation anxiety can set in, for both dog and owner! However, there are several different ways to go about easing your dog’s separation anxiety when you need to travel.
The simplest answer to this problem is to bring your dog with you! Almost all airlines can accommodate your pet onboard in a carrier (they’ll count as a piece of your carry-on luggage), and bringing your dog along on a road trip is as simple as hopping in the car.
To avoid taking up precious luggage space, you can buy a small supply of dog food once you reach your destination, just enough to last the duration of your trip, along with any other small amounts of supplies they might need. Bringing a blanket or a favorite toy can help your furry friend feel at home, even while in an unfamiliar environment. Even the New York City subway system allows dogs on all trains, as long as they’re contained in travel carriers.
If your dog travels by your side, but you still need to leave them alone for a short time while you go out for a dinner or a meeting, you can help them to feel more comfortable in several ways. Leave the TV or radio on while you’re out- the sound of people talking can help your dog not feel so alone. CBD treats can calm you dog’s nerves and relax them physically.
But the best way by far to travel with your dog is with Pet Valet! Our Personal Pet Assistants will meet you wherever you are – your hotel, Airbnb, restaurant, or office – to provide on-site dogsitting, or to pick up your pet and keep them occupied and happy while you’re enjoying what NYC has to offer. We offer pick ups and drop offs to any doggy daycare in the city, as well as one-on-one walks and luxurious grooming appointments. Your dog can get their exercise in and spend time with someone who will treat them like a member of the family.
Even if you can keep your furry friend by your side on your outings, we can run errands for you as well- you don’t have to run out to grab medication or treats for your pet, we’ve got it all taken care of. Pet Valet is so much more than dog walkers; we’re a full-service group of Personal Pet Assistants who are ready to provide exceptional, private care for the cutest member of your family! Let us help you make your time in NYC relaxing and memorable. Book a service with us today!