The first time you heard about pet transport, you may have thought to yourself: “wow, there’s really a whole industry around this?” Pet transport does tend to fly under the radar, even for many pet owners at first. Pet ownership is usually the gateway into learning about pet transport services. Pet transport is becoming more well known generally, however, and this is a very good thing. Here are some of the reasons why:
Pets Are a Lot of Work. You Don’t Have to Do It Alone.
One of the biggest factors in making the decision to get a pet is consistency of schedule. Potential pet owners have to think about the details of their plans now and into the future, before they can make an informed choice. Often potential pet owners start with their day to day work schedules and other reasons they might be away from the house for hours at a time. They have to plan for round the clock care for puppies in their first few months, and stops home every few hours during the first year. It’s no wonder pet ownership is considered one of the most serious decisions a family can make.
Now, just imagine what it is like for those potential pet owners when they realize not only do they have to plan their day to day schedules according to the needs of their pet, but every trip and move as well. Pets often have different transportation needs from the rest of the family while traveling. For example, there may be airline restrictions for weight or breed, or flying may not be a safe or healthy option for them. Or, they may need special care on the flight that the owners are not able to provide due to fulfilling their own needs, managing all the details of the trip, and caring for children if they have them.
Professional pet transport allows potential pet owners to relax, knowing that there is are expert-level providers to escort their pet on any future trip. Pet transport is also a breath of fresh air for existing pet owners who are just learning about this new service, and now realize they have options other than boarding their pet during longer vacations. And, if a potential relocation is in the future, one thing just got a whole lot easier.
More Than Just Pet Care
Pet transport accounts for every possible need of your pet when they are traveling. This means that each environmental variable is examined and planned for in advance. For example, your pet transport professional will know exactly what to do if there is more traffic than planned between rest stops. They’ll be able to care for your pet across changes in weather or temperature. They can support your pet’s emotional and social needs if they become nervous as a result of being in unfamiliar territory. They’ll know exactly how to coach your pet to adjust to changes, by providing consistent cues to encourage consistent and positive behavior.
Pet Transport People Work to Fit Around Your Needs, Not the Other Way Around.
Have you ever hired a consultant or other service provider, and felt like you were the one doing all the work? It’s hard when you feel like you just can’t catch a break from having to bend over backwards to mesh schedules, goals, and tasks. This is sometimes what can happen when trying to hire a pet feeder or walker to handle a bigger and much more detailed responsibility like pet transport. This is why pet transport is the perfect choice: they’re the professionals equipped for exactly these responsibilities, who can handle all of the details of the process of transport, exceeding your expectations and giving your pet a great experience all the while.
Here at BCPT, that’s certainly our philosophy of service. Find out more about our transport options here.