Leaving your pup behind while you’re traveling is never easy. But sometimes, you have to make difficult decisions for your dog’s well-being. You can drop them off at a dog kennel or hire a pet sitter. Each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. This blog will give you a detailed analysis of dog boarding vs. dog sitting to help you choose wisely for your dog the next time you’re away.
Dog boarding is where the dog is given into the custody of a local kennel. Dog kennels specialize in keeping your dog well-maintained until you’re back. Doggy daycares are the perfect way of ensuring that your pets are in safe hands and that you can be sure of them being better behaved.
Dog boarding has multiple dogs and multiple dog experts that can control the crowd better than a dog sitter can. Your pup will have ample companions to socialize with, which prevents them from having separation anxiety.
Dog sitting is where you hire a person to come to your house and take care of your pet while you’re away. You must ensure your dog sitter is professional at handling dogs to keep your pet safe ad in good health. You have to guide your pet sitter on the dos and don’ts of your pet and give them a list of instructions to follow while you’re gone.
Dog sitters can specialize in providing comfort to pups alone compared to pups with multiple companions. Moreover, the pup won’t have to spend time trying to get to know a new place.
Dog boarding will make your pup more organized and well-behaved. Experts take good care of their sleep schedule, daily walks, feeding, exercise, and other activities. You can rest assured that your dog is in safe hands. The professionals can manage any medical emergency because they know your dog’s potential medical demands.
You are confident that if something goes wrong, they will get in touch with you and adhere to the plan you developed with the staff. They can manage more than one dog at a time while giving special attention to each one.
On the other hand, dog sitters can help look after your dog at your place. However, you have to spend some time ensuring the person your hire is a professional and can look after your dog.
A single pup is bound to experience separation anxiety, and the stress of being home alone can deteriorate the pup’s health. The dog sitter can better care for a singular dog and give it unconditional love.
Thank you for your interest in joining our Miss Emily’s Family! We have an awesome program, which we are very proud of for the past 25 years!
Before filling out our registration form, please directly inquire with us IF:
You have a larger breed dog, or suspect that your dog(s) might be a part of breed restrictions. We are a smaller facility, therefore, are limited as to how many larger dog breeds we can accommodate and accept within the program.
If your dog has more serious medical conditions, or requires multiple steps of medication. Our staff is well trained, and can accommodate routine medications, but for more serious attention, it is accepted on a case by case basis.
If you are looking for boarding within the week. We require a Trial Day for any dog(s) who are new to the facility, due to the nature of our safe socialized program. This is complimentary, but must be prescheduled. If you are looking for more immediate boarding, or other services, please call us to see if we can accommodate.
If you are looking for holiday boarding. Our holiday reservations are typically reserved for our existing clients. It is how we thank them for being a part of our Miss Emily's family year round! If it is close to a holiday, all new clients will be placed on an Waitlist. You can still reach out to inquire.