Whether you love to travel and do it often, or your trips are few, far between, and only when necessary, one thing’s almost certain: sooner or later you’ll have to travel without your pet.

When this happens, it’s up to you to decide the best way to get your pet the care he or she needs while you’re gone. Your two options are pet sitting and boarding.

Pet Sitting

Pet sitting refers to hiring someone to come to your home to care for your pet. Pet sitting services range from a drop-in visit or two while you’re away to extended overnight stays in your home.


Boarding your pet means taking him or her to a kennel or boarding facility where he or she will stay (along with many other animals) and be taken care of until you return to pick him or her up.

Benefits of Choosing Pet Sitting

There are situations where boarding your pet is preferable (for example, if your dog is very territorial and doesn’t like strangers in your home). However, in most cases, pet sitting is the clear winner.

For many pets, being able to stay at home in familiar surroundings is far preferable to spending days in an unfamiliar place surrounded by unfamiliar people and animals.

You can and should set up a time for your pet sitter to come to your house before you leave; this way, the pet sitter and your pet get a chance to meet, and the pet sitter can become familiar with your home and your pet’s routines.

This means you can enjoy your trip instead of worrying about your pets – you know they’ll be in good hands.

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