There are many dilemmas that people who are about to travel abroad experience. If you yourself are a traveler, you know what I’m saying. There are many factors to consider and circumstances to prepare for. One of the hardest to conclude a decision to is whether to bring your furry pet dog or to just leave it at home. You know as a pet owner that this is a big decision to make because there are both pros and cons of choosing either.
Well, if you really want to take your dog with you but are having troubles between “yes” or “no”, here are 6 good reasons to bring the buddy with you. Spend a read!
#1: NO WORRIES FOR YOU
Aside from the certainty that you will miss your darling dog’s cuddles and cuteness, the reason why you do not want to leave it at home far from you is that there’s no one else to take care of it or you’re not just comfortable but troubled letting someone else take care of it for a long time. You’re the pet’s human parent, and just like a mother to her children left at home, being able to look after your pet yourself and having someone else do it for you are two very different things.
If you have your pet by your side while you travel, you will be unworried about its food, its health, its feelings, and everything! You can immediately respond and not be bothered by afar as well if your pet has urgent needs. In that way, you can have a peaceful travel abroad, without the need to get stressed become your fur baby is left at home.
#2: TRAVEL STRESS RELIEVER
Traveling is fun but not all-day all-fun and energy. Why? because it’s not that easy to go around and interact in a foreign place and because it’s also physically tiring [though fulfilling] to make the most out of your travel by spending every second of the day outside discovering the beautiful spots around.
While you travel, you might experience stresses along the road, but your pet can cheer you up and remind you that there’s no time for bad vibes on a rare kind of travel experience. Its fluffiness and cheerfulness can infect your bad mood and turn it into a good one! Also, at the end of a tiring day of strolling, you will have your pet playing with you in the hotel, relieving your whole day worth of tiredness and patting off stresses on your shoulders.
On the other hand, it’s an advantage for your pet as well because it will have someone to play and be naughty with, and that someone is you, it’s beloved, loving owner! If it’s left to a pet sitter, you will not be sure if it’ll be treated nicely and with its needed affection and fun; if it’s with you, you are sure that you can both be with each other to appease troubles and exhaustion.
#3: DELIGHTFUL COMPANION
It might not be totally easy, but it’s such a delight to have your pet dog as your companion or one of your companions traveling abroad. With that ball of enthusiasm and superbness, your fun travel abroad will turn out extra fun! There might be some foreign activities you can do even better with your pet.
You can also think of creative ways to spend even more fun travel with your pet. Try those stuff you can’t do in your local country. You might want to dress up extravagantly with a matchy-matchy attire with your fur baby without being judged by people around! It’s a mommy and fur baby kind of thing! Awww, it’s too cute even while just imagining it!
You never know, but you might also grab certain perks for travelers with their beloved pets. You won’t only enjoy the freebies yourself, but your pet can also get a taste of foreign goodies and treats!
With your pet, you can maintain a jolly and pleasant travel and stay because it’s definitely a delightful companion! Sometimes, you might also feel like it’s better to travel with them than with humans because you can save time, money and stress too. Oops.
#4: INSTANT FRIEND MAKER
Pets, especially doggos, are human magnets! Wherever they are, even just in photos, they attract a lot of attention. They are considered as man’s best friend, and humans are probably dog’s faithful lovers. Dogs are attention-catchers mainly because they’re adorable and precious!
If you travel abroad, do not be surprised if your dog becomes an instant star because people all over the world just can’t enough of these furry cuties! Pets do connect humans wherever around the globe, whatever language and culture they have. Pets are bridges for new acquaintances and friendships to occur between humans.
This is helpful for you in a way that it wouldn’t require much effort for you to find new friends because they’ll come to you — to your dog actually! — and you can get that lucky chance to talk and communicate with foreign people or even meet your fellow countrymen living in that foreign country or traveling just like you. From there, you’ll get many other unexpected benefits like being able to ask someone about things you’re wondering about the place or to ask for help when you’re lost.
Your pet dog is an instant friend maker or if it’s for the best, a matchmaker! This, however, does not mean that you’ll intentionally push your pet dog to seek attention from strangers just because you are shy and hesitant to approach people. That would be very funny (but alright, if it’s your only option and if you’re just lost, then it might be less funnier.)
#5: LOVING SAFETY
Your pet is so twee, but what people do not know is that it can be fierce and it’s clever especially when they sense bad people and situations around. Traveling abroad is surely splendid, but there are risks as well, mainly because you are a “foreigner” to your destination. Risks include being taken advantage of and deceived because of your obvious unfamiliarity.
Your dog is a pal that loves and protects you, and it knows when you need help or are in danger or harm is approaching. It can be your dear personal security guard when you travel abroad. Its senses might be keener and its guard on a more alert mode because the place and the people are alien to it. If there are suspicious people roaming around the floor your hotel room is, your dog might be able to sense it.
Some travelers experience getting put on hold at the airport or at the hotel lobby because of their bags that sounded the alarm of security check, and it’s because of bad modi operandi, which are very commonly done by deceivers to take advantage of others or to falsely accuse someone else of their own benefit.
If there are dangerous objects put by goons in your bags, your pet might also sense, and you’ll avoid accusations of bringing illegal objects and you can ask help regarding such situations. You’ll be safer, along with your stuff too because your pet is there with you, sensing what you cannot sense and seeing what you cannot see.
#6: A WHOLE NEW WORLD
You travel because you want to unwind and to discover new places. While pets are used to their homes and usual environments, there may be benefits, too, of letting them see and be in new places. If you bring them abroad for an amazing travel, they will encounter a whole new world, different from what and where they are used to.
It’s great if your pet enjoys the new surroundings so much to the point of not wanting to leave, just as how you also are captivated by the foreign place, because you’re convinced that you can also bring it to the next destination on your list. It could be a wise and practical way to treat your pet while you treat yourself.
Your pet might need some new sights so they will not be lonely or alienated when you bring them out of your houses comfort. Some pets which are not often or never brought to new and unfamiliar places by their owners become scaredy or unfriendly and wild. Why not upgrade that walk to your favorite park and bring your pet as you travel abroad? It’d be a cool way to introduce it to new spheres and faces so that your pet can be human-friendly and also safe and trained wherever you bring it.
#7: STILL FEELS LIKE HOME
Your pet is already part of your family and you also are to it. You look forward to its hugs and kisses as soon as you arrive home from work, and it also looks forward to seeing you and playing with you. You miss your fur baby when you’re out, and it misses you too! Being apart is surely a sad song for both of you.
Traveling together would be so much fun! If you travel abroad with your dog, homesickness is discounted. Your pet wouldn’t get sad and unlively. Even when you’re out of your own house, you with your pet dog and your pet dog with you, however foreign the place is, it still feels like home.
GO TRAVEL WITH YOUR FUR BABY!
There are good reasons to take your pet dog with you which include benefits both for you and your furry baby! Just remember that if you will really take them to travel with you abroad, make sure that you’ve made ready all their needs involving those for their own health, security, and safety. There are cons of bringing them too, but they will not bother you as long as you’ve prepared well for you and your pet dog’s travel abroad.
Make sure you get everything well planned, packed and put together! After everything’s set, you can already enjoy a fun, hassle-free and beautifully memorable!
Nicole Ann Pore is a daytime writer for Holiday Inn Parramatta Hotel, a five-star hotel in Parramatta, New South Wales offering a worthwhile stay and a close experience of the historical richness of Australia. Nicole writes about travel, accommodation and everything else related to it. For her, the beauty of this world is astounding and worth-sharing, and traveling is one of the best ways to appreciate it. | Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.