“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.”
― John Grogan
Everybody loves animals and given a chance most people will love to keep pets. But as all of you already know animals need time, care and attention and not everybody has time to spare. Whether it is a cat, a dog or a bird no animal likes being alone and like people animals crave company. Most people refrain from buying or adopting animals in spite of being animal lovers because they feel guilty about not giving their pets time. Most people work crazy hours and go out of the country for work purposes and vacations so they never get a pet due to the fear of having to leave them alone. Most people are apprehensive about keeping other people’s pets specially their dogs and cats. They fear the fact that if something happens to the animals under their care they will be held responsible.
Isn’t it just sad that people who actually love animals are deprived of the opportunity to keep pets just because they occasionally travel for work? If a solution could be provided for these situations wouldn’t people be more willing to keep dogs and cats? They could go on business meetings or to a friend’s wedding outside the country without having to worry if their pet is being taken care of properly or not. Everybody’s problems would be solved if more pet crèches were developed. These pet care centers have trained and professional staffs who knows how to take care of an animal perfectly well. People could drop their pets off at these crèches before leaving on tours. The people involved in taking care of animals in these centers know how to engage an animal so that it does not suffer from separation anxiety. Most animals especially dogs tend to get depressed and lonely when separated from their owners, but keeping your pet at these pet crèches is a better idea than leaving it at a friend’s place who doesn’t know how to handle a dog or a cat well.
The concept of pet crèches is fairly new and there are not a lot of them in India. They provide a lot of facilities and cater to all the necessities of your pets. Before you decide to leave your beloved pet at a crèche make sure to check if that particular crèche is licensed or not. This is important because their might be a lot of phony organizations who kidnap dogs and other animals and sell them in the black market under false pretenses. So make sure you check if all the information provided is relevant or not.
These crèches provide a wide range of activities from picking up your pet from your doorstep to dropping them back. These centers not only train your pet but also take your dog walking or groom them, to summarize it they do whatever is needed. Dog day care centers are a big thing these days though they are still in their embryo stage in India. These centers take care of your dogs for the entire day while you are at work and drop them back home when it’s time for you to come back home. They even have a specialized meal plan according to the age and size of your dog. These centers not only take care of your dog but being around other dogs and playing with them makes your dog social and lively. It’s a win -win for everybody. If you are worried that your dog might be attacked by other dogs then keep your fears at bay because these dog care facilities make sure none of these things happen. Dogs are also provided with an indoor and outdoor playroom so that they can unwind and just have fun. The best part is that they even celebrate your dog’s birthday. Other dogs are invited and there are a lot of party games and food for your canine guests. There is a birthday cake and everything is done according to your requirements.
These centers are useful when you are going out of the country and can’t find a sitter or when you are busy and can’t find the time you take care of your pet. But these centers are expensive and not everyone can afford them. Always remember the fact that you can’t buy your pet’s love. They don’t really need parties or playrooms all they need is your company. Even if you can afford to hire people to take care of your pet because you are busy don’t make it a habit. Your pet needs you not anybody else. Getting a pet home and then sending him or her to day care is like sending your child to a boarding school because you can’t take care of him. Once in a while it’s okay but if you are planning on doing it most of the time; then don’t get a pet. Your pet will only end up feeling neglected and that is just cruel. Think of your pets as your children and treat them as you would treat your children. They deserve our love more than anybody else and they give us more than double the love in return.