Pet Sitting vs. Boarding

Many potential customers ask us what the advantages to pet sitting are. According to the American Humane Society, pets are happiest when they are at home, surrounded by familiar sites, smells and sounds. They are free to run around and are not confined. Below are some of the other comparisons between boarding your pet and having Sleepy Paws take care of your precious pet while you are away:

Boarding
Pet Sitting


It can be a very stressful experience for your pet as they are in a strange place. It can also be stressful for you as well knowing this.
Less stress for your pet; they are at home. You’ll be able to enjoy your vacation knowing your pets are safe and comfortable.
Inconvenient for you. Pets have to be dropped off and picked up at boarding location.
Convenient for you! Pets are at home, so it’s one less thing you have to do. Your pet will be there to greet you when you get home!
Cost is based per pet. Many locations also charge based on weight of pet(s).
Cost can be comparable or less depending on number of pets. The cost does not vary by size of pet.
Your pet can be exposed to illness at a boarding facility.
Your pet will be safe at home!
Your home is completely unattended while you are away.
Sleepy Paws will bring in your mail, turn lights on/off, open and close your curtains and make sure your home appears lived in.
Your pets will probably be given different food and are on a different routine. They will be sleeping in unfamiliar surroundings and may or may not have room to play and exercise.
Your pet will be on their normal routine. They will eat the same food, play where they are used to playing and sleep in the same area.
Your pet will be taken care of by multiple caregivers.
Your pet will receive personalized attention from the same caregiver.
You don’t know how your pet is doing while you are away. Many times you will get little or no feedback on how your pet’s stay was while you were away.
Sleepy Paws will give you details on how your pet is doing at each visit. We can even email you during your vacation if you would like!

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