Those of us who are pet owners tend to treat our pets as a member of the family. That’s because our pets tend to bring us so much joy.

So, when we’re out on the road, we want to make sure that they get the best possible care; that way, we can be sure that they will get the love, attention and nurturing that they need until we can be with them again.

If you’re someone who happens to be a frequent traveler and you’ve been wondering about what your pet boarding options are, we have provided you with a list of five of our favorite (and most reliable) ones below:

1. Leave them with a neighbor

If you happen to be on a tight budget, one thing that you might want to think about doing is asking one of your neighbors if you can leave your pet with them.

For instance, if you have a small dog and they do too, not only does this mean that they also are a pet lover, but they might actually like the idea of their pet having some company. And if you’re willing to offer a bit of money for food, there’s a pretty good chance that your neighbor will offer to do it, free of charge.

2. Hire a pet sitter

Just like some people hire house sitters to check their mail and water their plants while they are away, there are others who hire pet sitters. Being that pets tend to feel the most comfortable in their own environments, this is a good option too. Some of the websites that can connect you with reputable pet sitters include Rover, Pet Sit and PetSitters.org.

3. Use an in-home pet boarder

If you would prefer to not have someone staying in your home, something else that you can do is use an in-home pet border service. This means that your pet will stay at someone else’s home who is trained in how to care for pets. DogVacay and Sleepover Rover are just two sites that offer these kinds of services.

4. Go the traditional boarder route

Definitely one of the most popular pet boarding options is to take your pet to a traditional boarder. Professional boarders can provide your pet with attention, grooming, medical care, exercise and plenty of safety.

Some pet boarding places are more reputable (and expensive) than others and so we recommend that you personally visit 3-5 of them within your area before finally selecting one. Also, inquire about their credentials and ask for reviews from former and current customers too.

5. Consider a luxury pet hotel

While you’re traveling, there may be times when you’ll book a reservation at a five-star hotel. And with all of the amenities that they offer, we can see why you’d want to. Well, if you want to offer your pet a similar kind of experience, how about putting them in a luxury hotel?

For instance, if you live in Las Vegas, you might want to consider LV Dog Resort. They have luxury suites for dogs and cats (including day beds, sofas and even a television set in each room), 24-hour supervised care and dog training packages per your request. It’s the best kind of royal treatment your pet could get while you’re away.