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The Dog Days of Summer

Where will your doggy be when you are getting sand between your toes? Here are a few options you might consider...

  1. Friends or Family. The great thing about leaving your pup with a good friend or family member is first, your doggies is probably familiar with them. And second, you can probably get away with a no-fee for stay for your best friend, but be sure to bring back a thank you gift from your vacation :).

  2. Doggie Boarding Facility. Boarding facilities are typically well equip and trained to handle most of your dogs needs; feeding, playing, grooming. Boarding can be a pretty awesome vacation for your pup if he/she is a doggie dog opposed to a human dog. The human to dog ratio can be quite high.

  3. Traveling Pet Sitter. If you prefer your pets to stay right in your home, hire a pet sitter who will stay at your house for the day and evening. Once you get over a 'stranger' being in your home it can be a smart way to go, mostly if you have other animals in addition to your doggie. Chomp & Nibble has two traveling pet sitters this summer (2015). Contact us!

  4. In-home Pet Host. Having your best friend stay in a professional pet sitters home can be a very satisfying experience. Your doggie becomes one of the family, has a lot of human contact and is typically looked after by someone who treats their pet visitors like human babies.

Whatever you decide, book your visits 6-8 weeks in advance. The best facilities, homes and professionals book up fast!

Dog Days is the name for the most sultry period of summer, from about July 3 to Aug. 11. Named in early times by observers in countries bordering the Mediterranean, the period was reckoned as extending from 20 days before to 20 days after the conjunction of Sirius (the dog star) and the sun.

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