Pets play important roles in our lives, and psychologists point out that pets can help their owners cope with the stress brought on by difficult and unexpected events.
Jacksonville Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 15, 2008
One of the biggest victims of the nationwide foreclosure crisis is innocent family pets. Loving domesticated dogs and cats are often left behind by owners forced to vacate homes under duress, but one company offers a practical and convenient solution to the problem.
PetVacationHomes.com maintains an updated national database of carefully screened and professionally qualified pet friendly rental homes, rental condos, and hotel rooms. The network covers 20,000 individual accommodations throughout the entire USA, including 2,000 pet friendly homes and another 18,000 hotel rooms that permit pets and welcome dogs and cats.
One out of every four homes in the USA is experiencing some phase of foreclosure. When a foreclosure eviction happens, homeowners and their renters typically have little or no time to plan their move. Too often they can not find a rental or hotel that will allow pets and they are forced to leave their beloved animals behind. This is creating a surge in tragic pet abandonment cases. The Humane Society reports that shelters and rescue organizations are filling to capacity due to the sharp increase of animals that come to them due to foreclosure evictions. But unfortunately, many pets left at animal shelters are euthanatized, because unless they are immediately adopted the organizations have no way to take care of so many animals.
Pet owners trying to adequately care for their pets while they look for a new place to live face huge challenges - on top of the already stressful events in their lives related to mortgage and real estate troubles. They typically move first to rental apartments or homes, but most of those do not allow pets. Under these dire circumstances alternative accommodations like those provided by Pet Vacation Homes become a lifeline for pets and their owners.
Plus, as Steve Milo, CEO of Pet Vacation Homes explains, "Pets play important roles in our lives, and psychologists point out that pets can help their owners cope with the stress brought on by difficult and unexpected events." In other words, taking good care of a precious cat or loyal dog may also be the best therapy for the owners of those pets, and it can ease the pain of transition for families - especially those with children.
Milo recommends that homeowners at risk for foreclosure start making preparations now - not at the last minute - because those who procrastinate often find out that pet-friendly lodging is fully booked with no vacancies.
For more information about how to plan ahead to care for pets during foreclosures and other relocation emergencies, visit http://www.PetVacationHomes.com