Let's start today's blog off with a fun fact! There are 5 1/2 weeks until Thanksgiving and 10 weeks until Christmas and Hanukkah!
It's hard to believe that we're entering the holiday season but it is certainly coming soon! I know it seems like it may be a bit too early to start thinking about your holiday travel plans, but now is exactly the time to start doing this! Not only will you most likely be able to land some cheaper flights and/or hotel deals but you can secure your pet sitter now too!
Pet sitters tend to book up to full capacity for the holiday season since it's one of the few times during the year that almost all of our clients are traveling at or around the same time. Avoid the frantic last minute panic of being told you're on the waiting list and start talking to your pet sitter now to reserve your spot. Even if you aren't positive about your exact dates, it's best to start talking to your pet sitter and get some visits on the books (just make sure to let them know that your dates are tentative if that's the case).
Most pet sitters may require non-refundable deposits for holiday bookings and often times visits that occur on holidays may incur an upcharge. Make sure to talk to your pet sitter or read their terms and conditions to find out if extra charges may be incurred. Keep in mind that your pet sitter loves hanging out with your pets for the holidays, but they are also giving up their holiday and seeing their friends and families so that you have the freedom to hang out with your loved ones and relax knowing that your pets are in great hands!
Also, keep in mind that if you need to cancel your pet sitting visits, make sure to check in with your pet sitter to find out how far in advance you need to cancel for holiday bookings. Some pet sitters require more advanced notice for holiday cancellations.
So what are you doing?! Start getting in the holiday spirit and contact your pet sitter to reserve your spots today!
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Have a Waggly Tail Day!