What is Pet Sitting and Home Dog Boarding? And, what is the difference?
You need to go out of town for your work or business, go on vacation, attend a wedding or go to your family reunion. One of your biggest concerns is: what to do with the dog the cat, and even the ferret. Who is going to feed your pet, and what about the litter box? Who is going to take the dog out to attend to business and get some exercise?
Will your dog really do better in a caged run next to other dogs? What about at night when no one is around? Does your dog suffer from separation anxiety? Is he fearful and socially unpredictable and better off at home?
Commercial boarding or pet sitting and home dog boarding – which is the least stressful for all concerned?
Home Dog Boarding
In the past, commercial boarding was the only solution for pet owners needing to leave their pets. Fortunately for them, and us, cold concrete and steel runs with sterile steel cages in a rather depressing environment are no longer the standards.
Stress is the biggest problem with boarding pets in the traditional commercial kennel facility.
Pets, especially cats, are just uncomfortable outside of their normal environment.
And of course, there is always the risk of injury because of altercations with other boarders during their social play time. This risk is eliminated with home dog boarding at Pet Stay Today, home dog boarding as it should be – for one household at a time.
The personal attention home dog boarding provides to your pet reduces your pets’ stress in a new environment with new human companions!
I provide a fun and friendly environment for your dog with the personal care and attention that a commercial dog kennel isn’t able to provide. I ask you to bring their own food, toys, water bowls and any other comfort items (favorite blankies, toys) they have. This is because most dogs feel separation anxiety the first night and these things help them stay rest assured they’re safe. If you need your dog crated to keep within a training routine, just bring it with you!
Your dog is given the same amount of love and care as I do for my own. In home dog boarding provides a normal, natural environment with lots of love.
We have a fenced, spacious backyard but your dog is not left unattended and is always accompanied by me to play, exercise and attend to needs. They have free run of the house and yard and make themselves quite comfortable!
Now, as a side note, if your pet is seriously ill or has a life threatening degenerative condition, I think a veterinary boarding facility would be best for your pet to have access to sudden possible emergency veterinary care.
Pet Sitting and Drop In Visits
Pet Stay Today offers two types of pet sitting:
- I come to your home at specified times to feed, allow bodily elimination, and exercise and play with your pet. I also water the plants, bring in the mail and packages, rotate curtains/lights, and take out the garbage.
- I come to your home when your pet absolutely cannot leave the home and needs overnight companionship.
Having a pet sitter come and go also has the unexpected added advantage of protecting your home! Mail and newspaper collections eliminate away-from-home signals to potential thieves. A pet sitter creates near normal household activity that discourages possible robberies!
So, Which is Better – Commercial Boarding or Pet Sitting and Home Dog Boarding?
To me the obvious choice is pet sitting and home dog boarding! It is as close to a normal environment for the pets as possible, eliminates a great deal of stress for your pet and you, and is also great insurance against crime. It is my personal choice for my own dog.
Pet Parents can get valuable information and resources from NAPPS, too! Click here for the -> NAPPS website and choose the heading “Pet Parents”.
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