If your dog is not going with you — whether he’s at home, the kennel or a doggie resort — leave a detailed list of all information pertinent to your dog.
Here’s what they’ll need:
- Your contact info, itineraries, hotels and if you’re visiting family or friends their info. List someone who can make medical decisions.
- ALL emergency contacts locally, neighbors, family, trainers and anyone your dog knows and trusts who can help.
- All vet information, emergency animal care facilities and directions to them.
- Food and meal information, water, times, vitamins, supplements and any special needs or allergies.
- A detailed page on each dog (animal) and all their nuances. What they know, who they know, how they handle stress and how they handle life.
- Information on the dog’s leashes and walking habits, how often to go out.
- If your dog is home, household information, garbage pickups, local ordinances, doors, windows, shades and any info regarding outdoor habits and behaviors to be monitored.
- Emergency house info, plumbers, handypeople who know your house.
Make a plan with your caretakers about how to notify you and how often and you can vacation knowing your dog is safe and sound.
This is an assusurance that no matter who is taking care of your pet, they will know who she/he is.