Finding a home for your pet for extended periods of time will not doubt be problem for any pet owner. This is especially true if you have one pet used to a lot of attention. Animals, especially dogs, become stressed when their owners are not around even for a short time. This can be a serious problem if you have an overly sensitive domestic animal, where they tend to rip and break anything they come into contact with, to deal with their stress. However, there are a few methods to deal with this situation.
Leave your pets at home with a caretaker
Staying in a familiar environment will definitely make the pet comfortable, but this can also lead to loneliness. Apart from the caretaker, if your pet is not used to socializing with neighbouring pets this will lead to depression. A caretaker may not give the same attention you give.
If you can get a neighbour or family member familiar with your furry friend to tend to the animal they might not be so depressed. Your pet may even feel pampered. But make sure you are not imposing on them. A professional pet sitter will be good if you have no one else to look after your domestic animal. They can be costly though. On some occasions your pet may attack the sitter upon arrival, but since they are trained to handle animals this may not be an issue.
Leave your pets at a shelter out of your home
Another option is to leave your pets with a family member or a friend who is familiar with you furry friend. This is probably a very good option, because the pet will have someone to give it some loving care. It will greatly reduce the stress of being away from you and their familiar environment.
You can also leave your domestic animal at your usual veterinary hospital. Most animal clinics have boarding facilities for pets. This is good if you pet has a medical condition that must be tended to. These people will be trained to handle animals.
Another place you can leave your domestic animal is an animal shelter. Some places offer temporary shelters to animals.
However, there is always a chance of your domestic animal contracting a disease from other pets or due to stress when they are left in shelters. They may also be caged for longer than you like.
Take them with you
If you do not have the means to transport your domestic animal in your own vehicle you can always hire pet transportation services where your pet can comfortably travel the whole distance.
If you plan to take your domestic animal abroad this is going to involve a costly and lengthy procedure. However, there are reliable international moving services that specialise in transporting pets abroad to guide you through the process. This involves vaccinations and quarantine which must be accounted for when you decide to take your domestic animal abroad.
The plus side of taking your domestic animal with you is that both you and your domestic animal will be with a familiar companion.
Any option that will leave your domestic animal with a familiar companion is the best choice.