Modern Living: The Pampered Pets of France

Summer has traditionally been a time of trauma for the pets of France. Left behind by vacationing owners who believe that animals, like some good wines, do not travel well, they have languished in crowded kennels, often going on hunger strikes or catching troublesome diseases. For many French pets, those weeks of anguish are now a thing of the past. For about $3 per day, a new pet vacation club will find a pet-loving, nonvacationing family that will take in a cat or a dog—or even a parakeet or snake—during the owner's absence.

To assure that Le Club des Animaux de Compagnie...

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