Suddenly you need to fly to another state because of an urgent family matter you need to attend to. Unfortunately, you can’t bring your pet with you.
But you have no one to leave your pet to while you’re gone. Do you opt for pet boarding for a few days? Or hire a pet sitter instead?
Hiring a pet sitter might just be the best decision you will ever make for your pet while you are away. Not only that it could also be the best decision you will make for you and your peace of mind.
There are so many advantages of hiring a professional pet sitter to watch over your pet:
Your pet will feel more comfortable at home with the pet sitter instead of staying in a pet boarding home. This is because your pet is used to the surroundings, the smell, and the ambiance of your home. And, as they say it, ‘There’s no place like home’, yes, even for pets.
You won’t have to worry about your pet getting anxious during the travel from your home to a pet boarding home when you hire a pet sitter. Dogs, cats, and even pet fish can be traumatized and stressed out by the mere travel to an unfamiliar place.
You can have full confidence that everything your pet will eat, drink, and use while you are away were approved by you. If you leave your pet at a pet boarding house, of course you can bring their things with them – but imagine bringing the bed, the toys, the feeding bowl, pet food, pet spray, dry shampoo on the trip – sounds stressful, right? When you hire a pet sitter, everything they would need is in your house.
Sometimes, it could be testing to simply ask a neighbor or a friend to check on your pet while you’re gone. But let’s admit it, sometimes asking this favor can be embarrassing, especially if you know that these people also have things they need to do everyday. Aside from that, your neighbor or friend may be untrained in handling pets. With a pet sitter, you no longer have to bother anybody else and you can have assurance that your pet is in good hands.