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.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.