Working remotely from anywhere in the world is an attractive prospect for many. But what if you have a pet? The good news is you don’t have to leave your furry friend behind when you travel. 3 Lovable Labs have some tips for successfully becoming a digital nomad with your pet in tow.
Packing the Right Items
When traveling with your pet, there are items that your pet may need, such as a comfortable and escape-proof harness or leash, food and water dishes, treats, and toys — items that will make your pet feel at home, even while on the go. Purchase these items before hitting the road so that you don’t have to worry about shopping for them while traveling. Make sure to also bring familiar items that your pet has had for a while to provide comfort if they’re feeling stressed.
Don’t Forget Grooming Supplies
Your pet will need regular grooming while on the road, so make sure to bring supplies such as brushes, nail clippers, shampoo, conditioner, flea treatments, etc., so that you can keep up with their grooming needs. More importantly, make sure to stay on top of flea treatments and check local restrictions and vaccination requirements in each area you visit. This will ensure that your pet remains healthy and safe throughout your travels.
Places Where Your Pet Can Go
There are plenty of places where pets are allowed. Look for dog parks, restaurants, and bars with outdoor seating areas, beaches and lakeside parks, hotels and motels, and more. Researching ahead of time guarantees that both you and your pet are safe and comfortable at each of your stops.
The Importance of an Emergency Fund
Traveling with a pet can be expensive, so it is important to make sure you have an emergency fund set aside. This will keep you covered in case something unexpected happens while on the road, like an injury or illness requiring medical attention or supplies. Having an emergency fund will give you peace of mind knowing that if something does happen while traveling, you won’t be stuck footing the bill alone.
Take Care of Your Business, Too
Forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) as a digital nomad can be beneficial for several reasons. An LLC provides protection from potential liabilities and allows a business to operate under an official name. It also allows digital nomads to take advantage of various tax benefits and deductions, including the ability to write off business-related expenses such as travel costs when filing taxes. The formation of an LLC is especially important for digital nomads who travel frequently and want to ensure their businesses are legally established.
Market Your Services Wherever You Go
Having business cards is essential when working remotely as it provides potential customers and clients with information about who they are speaking with and what services they offer. This could lead to more business opportunities down the line. Use online templates to make your business card design ahead of time. Customize with your contact information plus any branding elements you have. From there, it’s just a matter of getting your cards printed out.
Becoming a digital nomad has more flexibility than you might think, and thankfully, it doesn’t have to mean leaving your beloved furry friend behind. With some planning and preparation beforehand, anyone interested in working remotely can bring their pet along for the ride.