You know your pet better than anyone else. You live with them every day, observing their mood, temperament and reactions to different situations. This is the most important (but not the only) thing you have consider when choosing between a boarding facility and a pet hosting service.
Is your furry friend outgoing and social? Do they love to spend time with other animals, running around in the park without a care in the world? Are they easily adapting to new situation, without being afraid of new smells, noises or environment? If yes, a boarding facility might not be a bad option. Perhaps you have used it before. In the end, they do offer veterinary care when needed and look after your pet around the clock.
On the other hand, the costs might be high, the faculty far away or fully booked when you’d need their services. Personal attention, like special diet or medication, might cost extra. And what about the other inhabitants? Your mutt might be the friendliest creature alive but some of their companions might be more aggressive.
What kind of an interaction would you like your pet and their caretaker to have? Does the staff in the facility have time to provide it? What is done to reduce the anxiety and fear your pet might feel? Especially with puppies and kittens, it is important for them to have as many positive experiences with people and other animals as possible. They also need to have the same schedule and routines every day, which might be a challenge if the boarding facilities’ schedule is different.
Home Sweet Home
Even if a new person is taking care of them, your pet will feel less stressed in their own environment. Their home is their territory where they have their own bed, toys, familiar smells and favorite spots to sleep or play or hide. Even if the host is not with your pet all the time, their regular visits on schedule bring structure and safety.
Of course, you have to think about who you can trust when it comes to the well-being of your furry family member. Perhaps you simply don’t have anyone in your vicinity who would be willing and able to look out for them? This is where the professional services providing pet hosts (like the one you are visiting right now) come to play.
We know how important the trust between you and the pet host is, so we do all we can to make sure you can travel stress-free. Your pet is covered by insurance, support is available 24/7, and veterinary care is available if needed. The host will also provide daily updates to ensure your peace of mind. You can be sure your pet gets the individual care, safety and security they need and deserve. Your animal will miss you, but in the meantime, they are also having fun with their new human friend.
(Sources: petmd.com, healthypawspetinsurance.com, cattime.com, catbehaviorassociates.com, vetstreet.com)