We’re nearing the end of May, with graduation parties, flowers blooming and warmer weather arriving, and many people are gearing up for the fun summer travel they have planned. The summer months are some of the busiest travel days throughout the year and dog owners are no exception to wanting to jump onboard. However, we found that many dog owners have reservations about travel because of the daunting question – “But what do we do with the dog?”
We recently conducted a survey of over 1,000 dog owners across the U.S. and found out some interesting information about dog owners who travel. To begin, 75 percent of the dog owners we surveyed said they plan to take a vacation, with 55 percent noting they’ll be taking a plane to their destination. Now you may not know, but typically taking a plane means fido is staying at home. This isn’t because airlines don’t offer an option for taking them but the cost and health risks typically outweigh the benefits of bringing them, no matter how much we wish we could.
Additionally, we found that 80 percent of owners spend time worrying about their dog while they’re away. This is because of an array of reasons, but mainly because two thirds of dog owners are unhappy with their current dog boarding solution. As you know there are many dog boarding solutions out there, but did you know that over 90 percent of Rover.com sitters receive a five star rating after each stay? If you haven’t already, you should definitely check out the sitters on our site and see if this could be the perfect dog boarding solution for you so that you as a dog owner can go on vacation, as well as your pup.
There was a lot more information found from the study and to highlight some of it we pulled together the below infographic. Take a look and let us know what you think. As always we love hearing from our readers and encourage you to reach out to us either in the comments section below or through one our social media channels. Look forward to talking soon and safe travels!