Many families enjoy spending time with their 4-legged relations so much that they’d rather forgo a vacation than leave their pets at home. This makes a lot of sense because boarding costs are often expensive and many people forget to enjoy their holiday – they’re too busy wondering whether their pet is receiving good care. It’s also such a joy to travel with pets, for all parties involved, if proper precautions are in place.
Travelling is a risky activity, and especially so for our 4-legged friends. This is why we should take the utmost care that their time on vacation be as safe and comfortable as possible. Proper planning goes a long way and is a helpful deterrent to someone going lost and unable to find their way back. The same goes for pets, who may panic even more than a child when they realise they are far away from their loved ones and do not know how to get back.
This is something that has so much potential to ruin a potentially wonderful family holiday.
Families who go on road trips may want to take extra precautions against Fluffy going lost. A temporary pet ID tag would be a wise choice. This temporary tag would contain a bit more information than what a regular tag contains – destination phone number and address as well as the regular information. This can be a hotel, B&B, or a family member’s information. What matters is that your pet would not be sent back to your unoccupied home.
Another good tip is to keep a current picture of your pet with you so that rescue staff would know what the animal looks like. Ensure that all the information on the pet ID tag be correctly updated so that the rescuer can find you and your family with relative ease.And finally, have fun while travelling!
Pet Tags wrote this article on the importance of using pet ID tags when on holiday.