The Holiday season is in full effect! With it, comes all the Christmas and New Year stresses and pressure… If you are like most of our Clients’, the question of whether or not to board/kennel your pup or to leave them at home where they are most comfortable, is a heavily debated topic. Is your dog sociable and adaptable to new people, places and things? Or, is your dog a home body, who really enjoys the structure and the quietness of his own space?
What is boarding? Why would I choose to board my dog/s?
Boarding is when your dog is kenneled in a supervised facility. The reasons many people choose to board their dogs while they are away or moving, is: they have specific medications that need to be monitored and administered throughout the day, dietary needs, financial reasons or for security reasons.
Some dogs do not do well in a kennel environment. There are a lot of dogs that stay in boarding facilities which will often times leave you with a sick dog upon your return, such as – parasitic infections and kennel cough, accompanied by stress and lack of appetite. If you are interested in boarding, a private home may be the better option for your fur – babies!
What is in home pet sitting? Why would I choose a pet sitter to care for my pet/s?
In home pet sitting is when a pet sitter visits your home multiple times per day to play, walk or be a companion to your pets. Most pet sitter’s are professionals who are covered under liability insurance, bonded and can provide excellent references and reviews (make sure you research before employing a pet sitter!). Along with being a trustworthy caregiver to your pet, pet sitter’s will also take in mail, water plants, switch lights, take in/put out trash and check your property to make sure it is secure. Their is also the option for the pet sitter to stay overnight with your pet/s so they don’t need to be home alone and to be there in case of an emergency.