One of the first things people ask us when they call about an apartment is, “Do you accept pets?” Travelers of all kinds enjoy benefits from their furry companions, but this is especially important for travel nurses and therapists. In this roundup, I’ll lay out some fun facts and considerations for pet lovers who stay in corporate housing.
- Traveling with pets is BENEFICIAL.
Pet owners experience wonderful benefits from their furry companions. They cope with difficult situations better when they travel. They tend to be less stressed, have lower blood pressure, and stay more active. All these factors contribute to greater enjoyment of life and the new job.
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2. More Companies WORK with pets.
The benefit of pets for travel nurses have more and more travel staffing agencies working with pet owners. While this is directed to travel nurses, all travelers need to let their company know they have a pet. Knowledgeable professionals can assist you in finding housing when you want to keep your companion with you.
3. Find Pet Friendly HOUSING.
If you are arranging your own housing, ask if the property accepts pets. Many communities do work with pet owners, but they often have breed restrictions. Offer a “pet reference”, especially if you have a large dog. This document can assure the property that your pet is as well behaved as you know it is.
4. Know the COST.
Your pet is important! Like anything, pets also carry a cost when it comes to housing. Pet friendly propertyowners and apartment communities often require additional fees and deposits to cover the additional wear and tear caused by a pet. Be sure that you know the costs associated with having a pet in your apartment so there are no unpleasant surprises at the end of your stay.
5. Bring important PAPERS.
Just like you want to bring your own health records when you travel, remember to bring your pet’s records, too. If your pet needs to see a vet during your extended stay, these papers can be a life saver. Literally! At a glance the doctor will know what meds your dog is allergic to, what meds he is on and what is safe to administer. Keep these safe with other valuable papers for your trip.
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At Capri, we handle all the aspects of your stay, including your pets. If you are a travel nurse, a travel staffing agency, or you need temporary housing, click here to email us. We ease your transition in unfamiliar surroundings with professionally furnished apartments at exceptional prices.
Next week, we’ll talk about the actual trip and ways to help you acclimate your pet to your new surroundings. Follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest updates on our blog!
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