Dog Boarding Kennels Versus Pet Sitting: What Is The Difference?

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Your dog is your best friend, a valued member of your family. So, of course you may have a lot of questions when it comes to deciding who will take care of your furry friend while you are away on business or on holiday.

Prospective clients commonly ask us such questions as: What is the difference between a dog boarding kennel and a pet sitter? Will my dog like the kennel or pet sitting better? How should I decide?

Today you’ll learn about the differences between a dog boarding kennel and pet sitting, how Pet Sitters Ireland can help you, and how you can contact us if you have further questions.

Dog Boarding

A dog boarding kennel pretty much is what it says: It’s a kennel that boards dogs of all ages, breeds, and personalities. Your dog may be housed in a kennel alone or with other dogs.

Most dog boarding kennels require dogs to follow their schedule and to have required shots before being boarded. Your dog’s routine will likely not be the same as at home and he may require time to adjust to the kennel and returning home again, which could result in stress or even illness.

Pet Sitting

Unlike dog boarding, your dog remains at home and will maintain his normal routine with a pet sitter, who will visit him as many times each day as you feel is necessary.

Your pet sitter will care for your dog just as you instruct but, just as important, she will spoil him with plenty of love, affection, and attention to keep him happy and healthy until you return home.

Your dog will remain in the comfort of his own home, able to sleep in his own bed, and play with his own toys.

In addition to caring for your dog, your pet sitter will bring in your post, turn lights on and off, and take out the bin, all to give your home a lived in look.

How Can Pet Sitters Ireland Help You?

Your dog is like one of your children. We understand that. The professional pet sitters at Pet Sitters Ireland will treat your dog with the same love and care as you do, following your specific instructions for his care. You will receive an update as to how your dog is doing at the end of each day.

Before your professional pet sitter shows up to her first appointment, she will meet with both you and your dog at the free “Meet and Greet.” During the “Meet and Greet,” you and your dog will get to know your prospective pet sitter, will provide her with information on how to care for your pooch, and will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Questions? Ready to schedule your free meet and greet? Call on Freephone: 1800 30 30 10 or 087 7453847 or email



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