DogVacay Will Help You Find a Dog Sitter During Your Summer Vacation
As any pet owner knows, the hardest part about a summer vacation is that your furry friend isn’t always welcome to go along with you. Let’s face it, sometimes you just want to get away from it all without having to settle for one of a select few pet-friendly travel spots.
DogVacay is perhaps one of the best kennel alternatives on the market. It gives pet owners the peace of mind to enjoy their vacation without worrying about their doggies. The site works by letting pet owners find hosts in the neighborhood who can doggy-sit in their own home while also giving the pet all the food, exercise and TLC needed. In addition to this doggy-sitting service, DogVacay provides doggy daycare, dog walking and training services.
The experience is designed to be as stress-free for both the parents and the furry child. So you can relax. It’s not just anyone who’ll be looking after your pet. All hosts are thoroughly vetted and the site even encourages people to meet with potential hosts beforehand. Think of it as a play date.
There are also other perks to sweeten the deal including daily photo updates of your pet — just so you can see how much fun he’s having. And for those who are particularly worried about leaving their doggy behind, every pet hosted is covered by the DogVacay pet insurance. There is also 24/7 emergency support should you need it.
When it comes to your pet, you’re probably not looking to save a few bucks. But it might make you feel good to know that for considerably less than what you’d pay for a kennel, your pet will have a tail-waggingly good time and a shot at a real summer vacation while you’re away on one of your own.
Would you use DogVacay? What do you do with your furry friends when you travel? Share your tips in the comments below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!