Felix hates to be at home alone, and honestly, a little bit of your heart breaks everyday to leave him.
The poor Siberian Husky needs room to run, and more attention than your schedule has allowed.
The solution: Take him on vacation.
From Maine vacation rentals to Florida vacation homes, property owners are open to renting their havens to dog owners. Search pet-friendly on VacationHomeRentals.com and find seven pages of listings, including waterfront dream homes and modest cottages like the one pictured.
When sniffing for a suitable temporary home for your four-legged friend, make sure to ask these questions:
1. Do you charge a pet deposit? It’s customary for owners to request a fee in case Felix destroys their belongings.
2. If you are open to dogs, is there a weight limit? Some landlords prefer dogs under 25 pounds or less. The thinking: Tiny dogs make tiny messes.
3. Is your property fenced? No one wants to spend a vacation looking for a lost pup, especially one that you know is a wanderer.
4. What time of green space do you have? Wide open yards are ideal for active dogs, but for little breeds, a walk on the beach might suffice.
*To the reader asking for advice on a pet-friendly waterfront home in New England: Check out the link above. And while you’re at it, check out the Western Bay view.