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3 Advantages of Using a Pet Sitter VS A Kennel

When you have to leave your pet for a few days you often wonder what is the best way to make sure they are cared for while you are away. Commonly the two options you consider are: should you hire a pet sitter or take your dog to a local boarding facility?

Top 3 Advantages To Using A Pet Sitter Rather Than A Pet Boarder:

1. Familiarity:

The best reason to hire a pet sitter is because they come to your home. You do not have to worry about taking your pet out of their comfort zone and stressing them out even more. It can be hard enough for our pets to deal with our absence, but add in being hauled off to a strange place with strange people and other animals. That is a whole lot to take in, especially for pets that are not very social.

2. Chances for sickness:

Even with required vaccinations, sickness like kennel cough (Bordetella), are commonly caught at kennels. When your pet stays at home they are not exposed to any animals that may get them sick.

3. House Safety:

Did you know the secret benefit of pet sitters? They not only take care of your pet, but they help keep your house safe as well. Most of the time they will pick up your mail, turn lights on or off, water plants and even pull in trash cans. This all gives the appearance that someone is home even when you are out of town. Pretty sweet benefit, right?

Whatever you decide make sure to never leave your cat or dog home alone for an extended period of time. Dogs obviously need more care and sometimes cat owners think it is okay to leave their cat home alone for longer periods of time, but this is not true.

Even though they use potty in the litter, it does not mean your cat can’t get into their fair share of situations. They can get skittish and scatter their food or water bowls, leaving them thirsty and scrounging for food. They can get tangled in cords, drapes, stuck behind furniture or even locked in rooms. That is why it is important for both cats and dogs to have proper care when you’re away.

Hiring a pet sitter is the clear choice for most pets. They have the comfort of home, no risk of getting sick and your home gets an added perk of security. If you are looking to hire a pet sitter make sure to give us a call! We would love to talk to you about services and provide you the perfect sitter for your pet.

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