DogVacay–Your Dog’s Home Away From Home
At Vacation Pet Friendly, we’re all about traveling with your pet, as we supply a rich list of pet-friendly hotels, parks, beaches and events. Heck, we’ll even tell you which cities are most welcoming to your furry friend. However there are times when you can’t bring your dog along, yet you don’t want to put him into a kennel. You want him to have a great time too, but unsure about where he would be most comfortable.
Enter DogVacay – Qualified pet lovers take your sweet baby under their wing for the duration of your trip! By making use of DogVacay, concerned pup parents can browse through the selection of available dog hosts in their area. Often professional sitters or just plain dog enthusiasts, the hosts are vetted in an interview process and background checked before being listed on the site. Prices range from $15 to $60 nightly, with amenities such as large yards nearby parks, or certifications in canine CPR listed.
“We want this to be very comforting and homey experience, much like you would find in leaving your pets with friends,” says Aaron Hirschhorn, who founded the company with his wife, Karine Nissim Hirschhorn. DogVacay is nationwide with thousands of hosts, offering a 24-hour customer service line, as well as insuring dogs up to $25,000 for emergencies.
On the other side of the dog dish, participating pet hosts set their own price, choose their own schedules and can specify what types of dogs they’re willing to host. Dog owners may reserve nights directly through the site, that takes a 5 percent to 10 percent fee, which of course, depends on the frequency of the host’s transactions. All the way around, we’re loving DogVacay!