Dog boarding can be very beneficial for your dog. It creates a safe, supervised vacation with socialization and exercise daily. While having a dog sitter may provide your pet to stay at home, dog boarding will provide your dog the opportunity to discover new, fun experiences, new friends, and new interests.

Pet Sitting

Pros

  • Your pet stays in their own environment
  • There is no travel to a facility if your pet doesn’t like car rides
  • They are not exposed to other pets

Cons

  • You must rely and trust someone to come into your home… think about insurance and safety of your environment
  • Your Pet Sitter may encounter issues about getting to your house… think about other schedules, traffic, car problems, illness
  • The cost for a Pet Sitter could be more expensive than boarding your pet
  • If your Pet Sitter is not staying at your home, your pet may become sick or injured during the time they are away and not discovered in a reasonable amount of time for the care they may need

Boarding

Pros

  • Your pet enjoys a supervised vacation with the staff
  • Boarding facilities have trained staff to handle pet emergencies
  • A good boarding facility will keep your dog on a daily schedule with playtime, exercise time, snuggle time and mealtime
  • A great boarding facility maintains cleanliness hourly
  • All boarding facility have shot requirements for the health of the pets

Cons

  • If your pet is not social, you may incur extra charges for your pet’s individual exercise and playtime
  • Exposure to other pets
  • Possible stress induced illnesses; canine cough, vomiting, diarrhea

The key is finding the right facility for your pet. Be sure to set up an appointment with the facility for a tour with your pet. As questions, every facility should be able to provide clear, concise answers for the care of your pet. Boarding facilities with a daily schedule provide the much needed routine, exercise and discipline every pet needs to be happy and healthy.

“It gives us peace of mind to know that we don't need to worry about them when they are there!”— Francios