Pet Sitting vs. Pet Boarding: What Works for Your Pet?

Pet Boarding vs. Pet Sitting: What Work for Your Pet?

Whether you are going on a business trip for a few days or taking a vacation for two weeks, your mind is never far from your furry friend. But the burning question that plagues most pet owners is whether to leave their pet with a sitter or send them to a boarding facility.

It’s important to consider all of the options for pet lodging accommodations prior to leaving on a trip without them. Pet Boarding vs. Pet Sitting: What Work for Your Pet?

A professional pet sitting company will send a trained pet sitter to your home to look after your pet while you’re gone. This will allow your pet to stick to its usual routine. It will also help you avoid some of the contagious diseases that you will find at pet boarding facilities. Pets will get all of the attention they could ever want or need from a pet sitter, and pet sitters are perfect for those pets that cannot easily be transported to a different location. People usually associate pet sitters with dogs and cats, but pet sitters can also keep watch over horses, birds, reptiles, and more when you’re not around.

A pet boarding company, on the other hand, will ask you to bring your pet to their specific facility so they can watch them while you’re away. They will look after your pet for you, but they can’t always give it the special attention it might need since there are usually a lot of pets in the facility at once. They also can’t always stick to your pet’s schedule. They will feed your pet, take it outside, when necessary, and even walk it, but they will usually do this when convenient for them. There are also limitations to the types of pets they can accept into their facility. Certain animals, like horses, are out of the question, and they usually won’t allow birds or reptiles entry, either.

Hill Country Pet Sitters Plus can provide you with in-home pet sitting services and make sure your pet is comfortable at all times when you are away on business or vacation. We can watch over dogs, cats, horses, reptiles, birds, and so much more. Call us at 830-624-9284 today to hear all about our special services.