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Calendar Posted on Jan 21, 2015 by tmiltz

How to Pack for a FlipFlop Doggy Vacation

 

Packing list of the necessary items for your dog’s next FlipFlop vacation

 

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Your bags are packed for your trip, but what about your dog’s? Your dog has their transportation booked, their ‘hotel’ and their Companion Family has mapped out their daily activities based on their normal home-life routine. The only thing that’s left is, packing their FlipFlop bag filled with their daily necessities.  Depending on your packing style, you might be a light packer or a heavy packer (like me), but we want to make sure you pack all of the essentials for their vacation.

 

We’ve seen some crazy things stuffed in a dog’s FlipFlop bag. Every dog needs’ vary based on their breed, activity level and attachment to certain toys, but some items are necessary. This list is here to help guide those new vacationers, those struggling to remember what to pack at the last minute, and anyone in between. Our goal at FlipFlop is to make your life less stressful and more carefree as you travel. Feel free to print this list out so you have it easily accessible for future vacations as well.

 

Packing Checklist:

  • Collar and leash. Provide the collar and leash your dog is used to walking on, and one that would allow their Companion to walk them easily.  If your dog walks by your side with a harness on, but pulls with a regular collar, please pack the harness. Everyone will be happier on the walks this way!
  • Favorite toys. My dog has a Kong each morning. Kong’s make her extremely happy, keep her busy and provide her with a nutritious mid-morning snack. Having their regular toy to play with will keep their routine in sync and keep them busy if they are a little bored.
  • Daily food and treats. This goes without saying, but keeping them well nourished is very important so don’t skimp on packing the correct amount of meals per day for the duration of your trip. My suggestion: pack a couple of extra in case your trip is extended, for any reason. If your dog is a treat lover, provide enough treats for daily tricks and fun activities.
  • Water/Food bowls. Like any trip, your dog will need to have their own food and water bowl while on vacation. It’s highly recommended that you pack these, as their Companion might not have extra on hand. Plus, sharing germs are best when not shared.
  • Waste bags. Help your dog’s Companion out by providing a roll (or two) of waste bags so they can enjoy a hassle-free walk, hike or run with your dog.
  • Comfortable sleeping arrangements. The first night in a new place can be less focused on sleeping, and more on exploring (or listening to the new sounds). Your dog will sleep best if they have their normal sleeping arrangements at their Companion’s home. If your dog sleeps in a crate, break down and pack their crate (providing instructions on how to reassemble is a plus). If they sleep on your bed, that’s not a problem but provide those instructions as well. With their regular sleep environment, all will get a good night’s sleep!

 

Simple and easy doggy vacations is what FlipFlop specializes in. Just be sure to have their bags packed by your scheduled pick-up time and we will take care of the rest. Your dog will be chauffeured, acquainted and playing with their Companion Family before you go through security. Optional items include: seasonal accessories, such as winter booties or jackets, grooming brush, tooth brush and an old sweatshirt that has your scent on it.

 

Ready to book your dog’s first vacation? Start here: Schedule a Doggy Vacation. We look forward to hearing from you and vacationing with your dog! If you have any additional packing suggestions or questions about our doggy vacations, please comment below.

FlipFlop Doggy Vacations

Calendar Posted on Aug 11, 2014 by tmiltz

What are FlipFlop Doggy Vacations For?

 

13 Reasons To Go On a FlipFlop Vacation

 

 

1. There’s no reason to be sad on vacation when you get 24 hour one-on-one care with someone who absolutely adores (and spoils) you. Keep smiling!

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2. Who wouldn’t love to have an energetic, fun and happy little person around? Plus, they are of similar size (i.e. no neck cramps from looking up at the regular humans).

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3. Everyone loves to show off to their friends and going on a FlipFlop vacation is the perfect time to do this. Possible Facebook Photo Album Title: “The Grass IS Greener On Vacation”.

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4. No further explanation needed, but yes, you do get your food served on a silver platter.

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5. Test out the fashion trends that you’ve always wanted to but were afraid to. If people love it on vacation, bring the trend home- you Fashion Queen!

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6. And maybe a little fling happens too. Whatever happens on a FlipFlop vacation stays on a FlipFlop vacation.

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7. Ladies love a man with tricks up their sleeves. Plus, you’ll get even more treats from your owner because you will look adorable and smart while showing off the trick!

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8. With one-on-one attention from your Companion Family, you will be! On some occasions, you might have two-on-one, but we did say Companion Family right? You will have the love of a whole family while on vacation.

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9. Playing all day can be exhausting. We’ll schedule in an afternoon nap followed by some doggy ice cream.  

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10. I mean who could blame either one when they are looking so adorable! Treats all around!

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11. New places are fun to explore in learning more about the world.. You become a World Traveler! #BraggingRights

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12.  It’s never too late (or too soon) to start slimming down for the next season. You’ll come back looking beautiful and fit!

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13. There’s a reason why your owner won’t let you up on their furniture, but it’s about time that you get to feel the comfort and enjoyment of a huge couch. Dog beds are way too small, couches are much more your size. Oh and your Companion Families bed? Just look cute and ask nicely :). 11

 

 

 

If these reasons aren’t enough to go on a FlipFlop doggy vacation, email us at: info@FlipFlopDogs.com so we can explain even more about the benefits of a FlipFlop vacation. You’ll dog will love it and our Companion Families love spoiling our doggy customers!

 

What is your dog’s favorite FlipFlop vacation memory?

 

 

 

Does your summer consists of vacations? No worries- we’ve got your dog covered with their summer vacation too! FlipFlop Dogs is the alternative to traditional dog kenneling. Rather than having your dog stay on a cold concrete floor, your dog will vacation in the home of one of our loving Companion Families. We alleviate the stress of going away by picking up your dog at your home to take them to the Companion Family’s home, and drop them off at your home after you arrive. Our Companion Families are background checked, and home inspected before a paw steps in their doorway. Our Companion Families do not work, or do not work outside the home (providing 24/7 care and attention). We match your dog with a Companion Family that fits their daily needs and will maintain their routine down to a tee. Lastly, we always have an emergency and back-up plan if anything were to happen so you can have full peace of mind while you are away. Book your dog’s vacation today!