There are more attractive options than ever before available to cat and dog owners who are looking for affordable pet boarding services or other forms of animal care. This glut of choices can be confusing. How does an owner know which of the many cat and dog boarding kennels and sitters provides the best value for their money? How should value be measured, for that matter? What should an owner look for during a visit to the facility?
Pet-sitting has grown in popularity in recent years, as people seek out more convenient ways to care for pets while they’re away. While many sitters are honest and dependable, the service can be expensive.
Because a sitter is in the home for an extremely short period, animals receive very little human interaction or supervision while you’re gone. The absence of regular supervision means it’s difficult to keep animals on feeding, walking and medication routines to which they are accustomed. With little monitoring, pets also can get into dangerous situations, with no assistance until the sitter’s next visit.
Just as there is relatively little supervision for your dog or cat, there is also no supervision for the sitter. There’s really no good way to know how often the sitter will stop by, how long they stay, or what they do while they’re in your home.
Supervision is generally less of an issue for cat and dog boarding kennels. Reputable, caring facilities such as West Valley Pet Lodge provide animals with care 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Having animal care specialists on hand virtually around the clock means your precious pets get the benefit of the one-on-one interaction they crave. As part of our attentive pet boarding services, we do everything possible to keep your animals on the routine you established for them at home.