It only takes people a micro-second to figure out that I am an animal lover. The other day a client mentioned to me their stress over what to do with their pets when they are on a new house hunting excursion and their pets are traveling with them. I thought about that and I came up with a few suggestions that might be helpful in easing the stress.
Many hotels have a no pet policy in the community of Albuquerque. Some however do accept pets but there is an extra charge. Check before booking your room and save yourself the embarrassment of having to be turned in by a chamber maid who hears a dog whining in your room. After all you are providing extra work for the maid to vacuum up your pet’s hair or worse any pet “accidents” that could occur!
When my husband and I travel we take, Sombra our lab and Gremie our tortoise shell kitty cat with us. I have learned that most cities have some really good options for pet accommodations. Here in the greater Albuquerque community we have “doggie day care” facilities which offer a fun day with playmates and treats. Other options include luxury kennels that cater to both dogs and cats and there is a directory of local pet sitters. These sitters can be hired to spend the day to pamper your 4 legged family members. Find out various options for caring for your animals during your house hunting trip to the Albuquerque community.
Cats can be a special issue, especially if you didn’t take them with you on the road when they were kittens. The new environment and the road noise can be very stressful to an inexperienced cat. For boarding facilities check the yellow pages or the net. I like this particular boarding facility: Canine County Club and Feline Inn. You may want to do your own research before booking.
It is also important to know where to get medical service for your traveling companions. There are several VCA Veterinary Care facilities located throughout the Albuquerque community. I would suggest you contact one facility and then they can direct you to the closest one.
The Albuquerque community is known as being an “animal friendly” city. We have many dog parks throughout our community where you can take your dog for socialization and at the same time meet other humans with similar interests.
Currently the real estate market here is very favorable to buyers. With over 6000 homes on the market, the abundance of short sales and foreclosures, and the interest rates at an all time low, Albuquerque Listings offer a great opportunity for a new family home here in the Land of Enchantment!
Send in your suggestions regarding traveling with pets and your questions regarding Albuquerque Real Estate!