Dog home boarding near me
You have planned to go on holiday but can’t take your dog with you. You’re now faced with a question that many pet owners ask themselves: who can look after my dog? Find out about dog home boarding near you!
What’s dog boarding?
Dog boarding is when dogs stay overnight, for a few days with a pet sitter or in a dog hotel near you. There are options available for you if you’re considering boarding your dog while you’re away. The trick is to find the one that works best for your dog and that fits your budget.
Dog home boarding
Dog home boarding is a service that can take place either in your own home or in the home of a pet sitter near you. It’s the perfect solution for dogs who are closely attached to their homes and don’t support moving into a kennel with other dogs very well.
Find someone to board your dog with near you
Look for someone you can trust! A pet sitter will live in your home while you're away. Sometimes, the person doesn't want to travel and will instead look after your dog in their home.
There are many companies offering pet sitting services like dog home boarding online. It can be a bit tedious to visit each and every website but this should give you a good idea of all of the services they offer. Make sure that you are doing enough research and contact pet sitters near you. We always recommend chatting with the potential sitter before booking to make sure that you get all your questions answered.
You can ask around you: at the park where other people walk their dog, at your agility group if you attend one, or even in local shops. Ask friends or family if they are available to pet sit or if they know trusted pet sitters in your area.
You can turn to your vet for recommendations, especially if your dog suffers from a medical condition and needs medication. Vets often know which services are available near you and can help you get in touch with someone who is a perfect fit for your dog.
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Boarding with a family
If you can’t have someone you know to come to your house and take care of your pet while you’re away, if you’re not feeling comfortable with having a stranger live at your place during your absence or if a kennel doesn’t feel right for you, then dog home boarding is the best solution. You need to contact the family and ask questions: are there other pets? Are they sociable? Are they vaccinated and wormed? Does the house have a garden? If yes, is it secured? If you’re satisfied with the answers, arrange to go and view the house. You need to have a good idea of where your dog may be staying.
In-home dog boarding
This is a good option to consider if your dog is shy, has special needs or doesn’t get on well with other pets. You can find the perfect cat sitter through Holidog’s dog home boarding service and depart knowing your cat is in good hands. Share everything that your pet sitter needs to know about your pet’s character. If it prefers to be the only pet in the home, a family with several pets may clearly not be the best choice.