Updated: Apr 30
Pictured above is Clifford our 2018 Doggie Day-Cation furry friend.
We spend a month in Grand Cayman each summer. While we are away our dogs live at home with our dog sitter. Yes, we have someone who lives with our dogs while we are away; I know some might think that's a bit crazy but for the other dog lovers out there, you totally get it. While our dogs are home enjoying their comfy beds, and being cared for by their loving dog sitter, we are enjoying the beach but after a few days, we find we miss our furry friends. You see, bringing dogs to the Cayman Islands is not an easy process, don't get me wrong, it's possible, but because there is no rabies in Cayman, you must jump through a lot of hoops to bring in your pets. Thus leaving our dogs at home is the best option...and the fact that pets are not allowed at our condo is also a pretty good reason for not bringing them on vacation with us. However, that doesn't stop us from missing them and wishing we had a dog or two to take a stroll with us along the beach. Enter the Cayman Islands Humane Society Doggie Day-Cation program. I don't know who came up with this idea but it's genius! Stop by the Humane Society any weekday after 11:00 a.m. and "borrow" a dog for the day. A volunteer will hook you up with a dog and you get to spend the day hanging out with and pampering a lucky pooch. You can take your dog-for-the-day to the beach, for a walk in the park, you can explore the fountains at Camana Bay or if you happen to be staying at the Kimpton SeaFire you can bring him back to the hotel and let him enjoy a little rest and relaxation in style. Shout out to the Kimpton for being pet friendly.
For all you dog lovers that miss your dog(s) when you are vacationing on Grand Cayman head on over to the humane society and give one of their rescue dogs a "Doggie Day-Cation." You will get to love on a deserving pup and the pup will get to spend a day outside the shelter, visiting with people and getting exposure...who knows you might just help get that dog adopted.
Footnote: After 2 years at the Cayman Islands Humane Society Clifford found his forever home at the end of 2018.