It’s summertime, so for a lot of us that means a chance to take a much-needed vacation. But if you have a furbaby, being able to relax when you get away depends on being sure your pet is safe and happy. We’ve been following some trends that help you do just that:
If you’re leaving kitty at home…
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If you’re not able to get a friend or relative to look after your cat while you’re away, Rover.com has expanded their services to include cat sitting, while Meowtel has introduced their cat sitting services to 10 major metropolitan areas. You can keep in touch with kitty while you’re gone using a pet camera like Petcube, which has two-way sound so you can talk to her, or the Petzi Treat Cam, which lets you send her a treat no matter where you are!
If you need to board your cat…
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If keeping your cat at home isn’t an option, boarding accommodations have gotten the luxe treatment in recent years. Catzonia in Malaysia claims to be the first five-star hotel for cats, Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotels in the UK offers designer cat beds, gourmet menus, and even a spa! Closer to home, the Morris Animal Inn in New Jersey offers Kitty TV programming, while Whiskers in in Texas keeps their guests entertained with aviaries and a view to a giant aquarium.
If your cat travels well…
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Perhaps your cat is the adventuresome type. Petfinder offers tips for traveling in the car with your cat (hint: start with shorter trips to see how they adjust before you take off on a long journey). VCA has a helpful list of considerations if you’ll be flying with your cat, with reminders about security and airline policies. If you’re checking into a hotel, be sure to check their cat policy– “pet friendly” does not always mean “cat friendly”. Catster has a list of cat friendly chains, but note that policies can vary from hotel to hotel, so do call ahead.
If you’re joining us at CatCon from out of town, please note that feline family members will not be allowed into the event, so you will need to make arrangements for their care while you are at CatCon. We believe this is the best option for the safety of our beloved pets, and that most cats would prefer not to be in a crowded, foreign venue anyway. For the safety of our guests as well as your pets, anyone who arrives at the convention with a cat will be turned away at the door. If you adopt a cat at CatCon, our adoption partner The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA will keep it for you until you’re ready to leave the event.
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CatCon took place August 4th and 5th 2018, and will return in 2019. More info coming soon!