In the great State of Texas, tailgating at Longhorns or Dallas Cowboys games is a time-honored tradition enjoyed by millions of football fans every year.

However, safety concerns like moving vehicles, toxic foods, and extreme heat or cold are more than enough to convince anyone not to take their dog along with them.

But what about leaving your dog at home alone for most of the day? Our pets are very sensitive to changes in our routine, and being alone on a day when people are usually home can make even the most patient dog nervous.

Dogs are sometimes referred to as “four-legged toddlers,” and it doesn’t take a stretch of the imagination to know why. Too much alone time frequently leads dogs to disruptive or even destructive behavior like digging, chewing, barking, and howling.

The good news is there is an easy way to enjoy your tailgating party without worrying about leaving your pup lonely at home. Pet sitters are an invaluable resource for keeping your dog safe and occupied while you’re gone, even if it’s just for the day.

Great pet sitting services, such as VIP Pets, offer easy online booking so you can arrange for a reputable pet sitter quickly and then start on packing your cooler and marinating the steaks.

Don’t forget to give your pet sitter information for how to reach you and where to take your pet in an emergency. Show them where to find your Pet First Aid Kit and familiarize them with your disaster plan.

Have a great time tailgating! And don’t forget to contact your friends at VIP Pets for coverage!