Monday, October 07, 2013

Let's talk about pets, baby...

October 7

There are many reasons why military families travel. Sometimes there is an opportunity for a pre-deployment or post-deployment vacation together, or an opportunity to visit their extended families. Sometimes the family needs to travel for an emergency of one kind or another. And sometimes, like anyone else, they want to take a special trip for a special occasion. It's not always feasible to take their furry, feathered, or finned friends with them, and kenneling is sometimes difficult to find and expensive, too.

Enter the world of pet-sitting. Dogs and cats and hamsters and fish need attention when their families travel, especially around the holidays. If you're willing and able, offer to watch a military family's pet while they travel. Better yet, if you have older children, ask them to do this. The military family will appreciate having their pet pampered while they're away, and it will cost them a fraction of the cost of a professional kennel.

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