Posts Tagged ‘pets’

Photo Friday: Falafel and Pippi
Friday, October 8th, 2010

[singlepic=1881,588,,,left]This week we discussed one of the most important issues one faces when planning any type of travel: what to do with your beloved pet. Some options included finding a pet sitter as well as a new home. Another option was to actually travel with your pets!

So this Photo Friday introduces you to two well traveled pets: Falafel (left) and Pippi (right), who keep Anil Polat of foXnoMad company during his travels.

They’ve both been to several states in the US, Denmark, Germany, and are now enjoying the warm weather in Fethiye, Turkey. Anil finds traveling with pets is made easier when you can have a home base when exploring a country. But what about those times when he may be away from them for longer than a couple of days?

“Local pet sitters and other travelers looking for free accommodation are usually the route we go, along with visiting family from time to time. I’ve found that a local reliable vet usually knows the best pet-responsible person to get in touch with as well.”

Want some more ideas? Visit Anil’s pet-related website: How to Travel with Pets.

Have you traveled with your beloved pet?

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Letting Go: What About the Pets?
Monday, October 4th, 2010

One of the most important issues one faces when planning any type of travel is what to do with your beloved pet. When you factor in extended travel, it becomes even more difficult. And there are a number of options that you can consider.

One option is to find a pet sitter (see tips below).

When Sherry Ott first set off on her original round the world career break, she decided to find a pet sitter for her cat.

Palucci“This was one of the most difficult things I had to organize; probably because it was the most emotional for me. I had to find someone willing to take my cat for one year. This is a process that you definitely have to start early. Start asking your family and friends and see if you get any bites.

My first option fell through which left me scrambling to find someone else to take my cat. I realized that I couldn’t be too picky about this process as I might never find the perfect home, but I could find an adequate home and realize that my cat would adjust – just as humans do. In addition, once you figure out who can take your pets, then you must figure out how to get your pets to the new destination. For me that meant driving to another state. I also had to make sure that my cat had a recent check up and I gave all of her vet history to my friend in case there were any issues when I was gone.”


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