Can you have pets if you think you'll be away on vacation once or twice a year f

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  1. mtkomori profile image86
    mtkomoriposted 7 years ago

    Can you have pets if you think you'll be away on vacation once or twice a year for a few days?

    In your opinion, which of these are the best pets to have if you think you'll be away for a few days once or twice a year for vacation? Cats, dogs (probably not), birds, hamsters, beetles.

  2. nochance profile image90
    nochanceposted 7 years ago

    This should not limit you for pet options. If you have a close friend willing to watch the pet it would not be a problem. Look for animal boarding places in your area. They will take the pet and look after them for you.

  3. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image59
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 7 years ago

    Beetles? Any of the others, even beetles are a reasonable choice. In the United States you have several choices for caring for your pets while you are gone - boarding or pet sitters. I do pet sitting as part of my dog training and behavior modification services and care for peoples' dogs and cats while they are at work or gone on vacation or business trips.

  4. Menehuneirie profile image59
    Menehuneirieposted 7 years ago

    Having a close friend is the best (and most affordable) option. I have 4 dogs, a parrot, and 3 ducks, as well as an aquarium of fish. I would not recommend a parrot, as even with a few days, they can grow an extreme separation anxiety and mutilate themselves, or be extremely upset causing a mass of emotional issues. A cat really is your best bet if you dont plan on having a friend or pet sitter- theyre pretty self sufficient and you can usually leave them with a supply of food, litter, and water, and they still will be happy to see you

  5. nightsun profile image59
    nightsunposted 7 years ago

    I have 3 rescue dogs. When we're away they stay with our vet, which also boards. We do carry their beds to the vet because otherwise they're stuck on the floor. Or if you have friends and family, they can sit with them.

    1. mtkomori profile image86
      mtkomoriposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I guess the biggest problem I have is that we have no family or friends that would willingly look after our pets if we were to have any.

    2. Becky Katz profile image84
      Becky Katzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Check with a neighbor. A lot of them will trade with you. You take care of theirs and they take care of yours.

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      Larry Wallposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Boarding with your vet is an expense, but if you like your vet and he or she likes your dogs, then you know they are in good hands. The vet I use has a large fenced yard where a few of the dogs at a time get to run around and play with each other.

  6. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    You can have pets of any kind.  All you need to do is have someone take care of them-check on them daily and be sure they have food and water. A radio playing is a good idea so they have some sounds.  In the case of dogs or cats, it is wise to take them to a reputable boarding establishment.

  7. jpcmc profile image88
    jpcmcposted 7 years ago

    You can always get someone to look after your pets.  If not, there are special services for this.  If you can, why not bring them along?

  8. profile image0
    Larry Wallposted 7 years ago

    We always board our three beagles at our vet in what they call a run, which is a bigger cage, so they can all be together. Bring some of their blankets. The vet uses the same food we use so there is usually no problems. I would not use a strange service to board them and I would not leave them at home, expecting somebody to come check on them. At the Vet's there are people constantly going by the cages, talking to the dogs, petting, feeding, etc. I think it is the best way to go.

  9. Becky Katz profile image84
    Becky Katzposted 7 years ago

    I just take my dog with me. He gets in motel rooms for just $10 more. He loves to ride in the car. He loves to go camping.
    The other pets all work too, you just need to find someone to take care of them when you are gone. Most teens love to get a job pet sitting. The gerbils we have go to my son's house. He takes care of them when we need to go out of town.

  10. profile image57
    Squirrelgonzoposted 7 years ago

    I think so. As long as you are able to have either a friend or family member watch them or take them with you you would be fine! The other option is to research different animal hotels.

  11. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 7 years ago

    Of course you can have pets and go on vacation. Sometimes they can go with you, and sometimes you have to get a sitter. I like it best if my mom watches them at my house, but in a pinch I will take them to be boarded at the vets, they don't like it, but they are safe there till I get back.

  12. mtkomori profile image86
    mtkomoriposted 7 years ago

    Thank you all for your thoughtful answers.
    We do have a pair of stag beetles now. My son bought them at a pet shop earlier this month. I think my son's friend who lives in the neighborhood will look after them if and when we do go on vacation. I don't know  if anyone would willingly look after cats, dogs, or birds if we ever did have them as pets. We don't own a car so we can't take our pets on vacation and the vet in the neighborhood only takes in animals that are recovering from surgery. So yes, having someone nearby to look after them is your best bet. My parents(who don't live nearby)  would probably willingly look after the pets but we'd have to take them to their place and again, we don't own a car.


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