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  • Writer's pictureRuth Shipley

Should I use a House sitter?

It is no secret that dog owners consider their pups to be part of the family, and when it comes to finding someone to look after your pup while you are away, the decision can be a tough one. Should you choose a dog boarder or find a house sitter to take care of your pup?

The most important thing to consider when deciding between the two is the level of care you want for your pup. If you opt for a dog boarder, your pup will be in a facility that caters to dogs and their needs. Typically, a boarder will provide your pup with basic care, such as food and water, and some may offer play time and walks. However most boarders who are licensed look after multiple dogs in their home so if your dog needs more attention because of needing medication or they are old, then this might not be suitable for your pup.

On the other hand, a house sitter will be able to provide your pup with one-on-one attention and care that a boarder cannot. A house sitter will stay in your home, so your pup can continue to enjoy the comforts of home. In addition to providing basic care, such as food and water, a house sitter can also provide your pup with extra love and attention. They can take your pup for walks, play fetch, and even snuggle up on the couch with them. Another factor to consider is cost. Dog boarders tend to be less expensive than house sitters but if you want your dog to have all attention on them and be comfortable and least disruption their daily routine especially if they are an anxious or old dog then having a house sitter is the right way to go.

As a licenced home boarders ourselves, we've seen first hand post covid pandemic our regular boarders become extremely anxious home boarding due to owners working from home then going back to work, this has caused extreme separation anxiety for these pups. This is why we now offer a home sitting service to be able to cater to our anxious or old pup clients to make sure they are happily looked after in the comforts of their own home.

Ultimately, it is up to you to decide which option is best for your pup. But if you are looking for someone to provide your pup with personalized attention and care, a house sitter is the way to go.

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