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Pet Food News
On May 29, 2013

Online dog sitting community conducts dog owner travel survey

Survey finds pet owners would travel more if they had a more-trusted source of pet care while away

As the summer travel season begins, online dog sitting community Rover.com conducted a third-party consumer survey of nearly 1,000 dog owners in the US to identify their travel habits and pet care needs while on vacation.

According to the survey, about 75 percent of people are planning to travel this summer, but not all will be bringing their dog. “As much as dog owners would like to, sometimes it’s simply not practical, nor cost effective, to travel with our dogs,” said Aaron Easterly, Rover.com CEO.

When travelling without their pet, more than 80 percent of dog owners worry about how their dog is cared for when they are on vacation. Almost 15 percent of respondents said they are unsatisfied by their current dog boarding arrangement, while 70 percent of pet owners said they would travel more if they had a trusted source of dog care.

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