Which is better: pet boarding or hiring a pet sitter?

Summer is coming! (Well, maybe, in some parts of the country, but in others, it’s a little hard to believe.) That means it’ll soon be vacation time. You’ll be making flight arrangements or finding the best route to drive. Then, you’ll need to decide what hotel to stay at, and what fun activities you’ll do to fill your day. But for a lot of vacation places, they’re happy to see you, but there’s no pets allowed. Will you take your pet with you, find a pet boarding option, or leave them at home for a pet sitter to check in on?Boarding

We know, we know: who would want to deprive your pet-child of the same fun summer activities you’ll be doing?

Unfortunately, despite your love for your pet, there are places where they just aren’t welcome. And that means you’ll need to decide between a pet sitter and pet boarding. So here are some things to think about:

  • Would you like someone to come in to check on your pet for a few minutes? Or would you prefer to have staff with your pet for an average of 16 hours a day, with late-night bed checks?
  • Will your dog or cat receive enough exercise with a pet sitter or at a lodging facility?
  • Do you want to keep your home private, or is that not important to you? 
  • Is there a veterinarian on call 24/7? Should there be?
  • Do you want the option to ask for your dog to play with other dogs, or does that not matter? Would you prefer your pup to have a one-on-one with the pet sitter, since you won’t be there?

These are all good questions to consider as you make your summer plans, and we’re happy to answer any questions you have.

Just don’t forget to bring back a souvenir, so you can show your cat and dog how much you missed him or her.

Are you a pet parent in the Morristown or Montville, NJ area? To find out more about Morris Animal Inn’s award-winning boardinggroomingtraining, and daycare services, give us a call.