Okay, so it is highly likely some of our readers own a dog. Kids like animals. Kids like dogs. Kids will do what it takes to convince Dad and Mom to get a dog. And yes, face it, puppies are adorable. We could go on and on about dogs, but let’s relax, and talk about something really sad…leaving them.
Who wants to leave a dog at home when vacation calls? And yes, vacation is a Hip Daddy Must…animals or no animals. And we know some kennels can be downright creepy while others are spectacular. Regardless, the world of kennels could use a little disruption and welcome DogVacay to the scene, which is basically ‘Airbnb for Dogs’. This Santa Monica, CA company began revolutionizing pet care back in 2012 when the Founders (tired of paying hundreds of dollars on kennels) began opening up their own home to guest pooches… and soon realized it was the start of something special. Special indeed. They have raised $47 million in funding to date and are now doing big things. In a nutshell, “DogVacay is an online community that has tens of thousands of hosts vetted and insured dog sitters across the country ready to care for your dog like a member of their family. It’s a safe, convenient and affordable way to make sure your best friend is in good care. All reservations include FREE pet insurance, 24/7 customer support, and daily photo updates of your pooch enjoying a “vacay” of his own. With thousands of 5-star reviews, and prices that average half of the local kennel, you can finally travel with peace of mind.” It’s pretty simple. Sweet. And about time.
Vacation is always coming (if not already happening this very week for some of you.) The Hip Daddy family will be leaving, and the Hip Daddy dog might be staying. But where? Don’t lose sleep over the kennel, check out DogVacay. It just might be great for you and the kids.