Bringing a New Puppy or Dog into the family home is a decision that most people take very seriously.
With questions such as “ How will the Dog take to the kids?” “ Where’s the nearest Puppy Training School?” “ Is the garden Big enough?” and most often “Can we afford it?” but often, unless there is an immediate holiday planned, people don’t think enough about the options available to them when going on holiday.
The traditional solution is Boarding Kennels but these are not always a practical solution for all dogs and families with issues such as how well the individual dog settles into a kennel situations and how the family feel about the lack of one to one care. There are factors such as the location, expense and availability to consider when looking into kennel care, the nearest may not be the best fit for you and you may have to travel some way to find good kennel care.
During Popular times such as July/August it is important to book boarding kennels early as often Kennel places will be booked up quickly leaving pet owners to make alternative arrangements at short notice ,rely on friends or neighbours or even cancel their holiday.
Often due to the size of Boarding Kennels and the number of Dogs they accommodate your dog may find himself lacking in the human contact and one on one time that they so enjoy at home leading to the time at Boarding kennels being an unhappy one and something that can create future anxiety for dogs and owners at holiday time.
There is an alternative in the form of Home from Home Puppy care provided by companies such as Pawshake where the dog or any pet you wish is looked after for an agreed amount of time in the local area by a sitter offering one to one or near one to one time with your pet. When using a company such as Pawshake you are covered by the companies own checks and insurance and can send your pet along for a day or a week with their own home comforts and relax you can even receive daily photos!
Pet Sitters sign up to the site and create a profile where they can add a wealth of information and photos and satisfied pet owners can leave feedback and such sites often advise a free meet and greet with the pet sitter, pet and owner before anything is agreed.
The people that sign up as Pet sitters are often animal lovers who for a variety of reasons are not in the position to commit to their own pet but love having a pet around to enjoy and spoil making the Home from Home Pet care option a real winner all round.