DogVacayLogo2With Summer around the corner anyone with a pooch knows you’ll have to shell out about $50/night to put your four-legged best friend in a cage while you are off on a beach. This can be distressing. Asking a friend or family to dog-sit can feel too imposing. So what is a vacationing dog owner ‘s alternative?

A new site called Dog Vacay, will help you find a local home for your dog while you’re away. Pet owners who take their dogs along on trips can even utilize this service to find sitters or host homes in cities they visit. This offers a great alternative if your hotel doesn’t accept pets, or if you don’t want to leave your dog in the hotel room all day.

Dog Vacay enables qualified hosts and dog lovers to care for local dogs in their area while their owners are away. Dog owners can rest assured knowing they have placed their dogs in great hands and not in traditional kennel cages.

Dog Vacay is helping thousands of dogs find their own vacations while their families travel. Dog Vacay gives people an alternative to caged kennel boarding by matching dogs with awesome professional hosts who open their hearts and homes where Fido will feel warm and comfy. The online community that’s free to use, matches dog owners in need of pet-care services like walking, training, and day care with amazing qualified animal caregivers, all a cost of half the average kennel stay, that will keep all tails wagging.


Pets can “vacation” conveniently in the capable hands of hosts at a nearby home with a big backyard for a husky, or a one-bedroom apartment for a Chihuahua. This allows owners the freedom to enjoy a guilt-free vacation knowing their best friends are being well cared for and not missing their usual comforts of home.

Finally Dog owners can experience the peace of mind that comes with pre-qualified hosts, daily photo updates, 24/7 support, and vet care because the Dog Vacay Concierge can even set up massages and other goodies as well as insurance coverage. A dog’s life isn’t so ruff!


Carmel L. Mooney is the editor of, an online travel magazine. Carmel co-hosts a travel radio show every Sunday at noon on KJAY 1430 AM in Sacramento. Her family travel column can be read in California Kids Magazine at: You can follow her on Twitter: @roadtriplover or Facebook. Carmel is also the Executive Director of Pawsitive Service Dog Solutions, a non-profit that trains and places Autism Service Dogs. You can read her service dog blog at: