Things to remember if you are going away
Leaving your pet with friends
Before you leave, buy a temporary tag to place on your pet's collar with your friend's address and contact number. A simple luggage tag is a good idea for this. It means that if something happens and you are uncontactable, someone near and dear to you and your pet will be able to be called and contacted.
It is always important to leave your pet with someone that they trust and feel comfortable around - not a complete stranger. We recommend asking family, close friends or if just for checking in on the pet, even your next door neighbour.
Make sure that you are contactable in case your pet ends up at a pound. Many cases occur where pets are left with friends and nothing is done by these friends when the pet gets out. If your pet is microchipped make sure your alternative contact details registered with the animal records centre are up to date.
Booking in boarding
Are you thinking about booking your pet in for boarding? If the answer is 'yes' it is important that you book in ASAP. Most reputable boarding facilites fill up fast for long weekends, public holidays and during holiday seasons like Christmas. It is also important that you choose somewhere that you have visited to make sure that your pet is in the best care possible while you are away.
Also check to see what animals each boarding facility takes - please note not all facilites accept all animals.
Helpful hints to remember
Whether you are going away for a night or a week, it is always important that you ensure that your animals are safe, secure, cared for, have access to clean, fresh and re-filled water and food.
Find out more about the AWL Boarding Centre