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Pet Care Options: Exploring the Pros and Cons of Pet Sitting and Boarding

If you're considering hiring a pet sitter, you may be wondering if it's a better option than taking your furry friend to a boarding facility. Here are some reasons why having a pet sitter care for your pets in your home may be a better choice:

  • Your pet will feel more comfortable. Since dogs and cats are territorial creatures, they often feel more at ease in familiar surroundings. Being in a new place can be stressful for them, and it can lead to issues like excessive barking and whining.

  • Your pet will receive more personalized attention. A professional pet sitter can spend more time with your pet than a staff member at a boarding facility. This means that they can provide one-on-one care, such as playing with your cat, taking your dog for a walk, or giving them a bath.

  • You can provide your pet with familiar smells and objects. Pets can feel more secure in their own space if they can smell and see things that are familiar to them. A pet sitter can bring your pet their favorite toys, blankets, or treats to help them feel more relaxed.

  • You can reduce the risk of disease transmission. Boarding facilities are often breeding grounds for illness, especially if they house many animals in close proximity. By hiring a pet sitter to come to your home, you can lower the risk of your pet contracting a contagious disease.

While hiring a pet sitter can be a great option, it's important to keep in mind that there are some potential downsides. For example, it may be more costly than boarding your pet. Additionally, finding a pet sitter who is available to come to your home every day and as many times as you need, can be challenging. In such cases, it's best to plan ahead and allow plenty of time to secure a reliable pet sitter. To secure the best possible outcome, booking as far in advance as you can is key.

As a pet owner, it's your responsibility to determine the best way to care for your furry companion. If your pet is easily stressed, hiring a pet sitter may be the ideal solution. However, if your pet is social and healthy, boarding may be more convenient. Regardless of the choice you make, take the time to research the best provider for your beloved pet. Be sure to consider their experience, licensing, insurance, and reputation. This will give you the peace of mind and security that you and your furry friend deserve.

If you would like to consider us as an option, we would be happy to talk with you about that. Please click the Get Started button at the top of this page to learn how to do that.


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