"Should I leave my pet at a boarding facility or should I have someone come to my home and take care of my pet?" The answer to this question totally depends on you and your pet's life style. I know that I am biased since I offer in-home pet sitting for my clients, it is a no brainer for me.
But, lets look at both options and then you can really decide on which choice suits you and your pet's needs the best.
Attention from the staff at the facility
Peace of mind that your pet(s) are being supervised
Some kind of socialization with other pets (possibly)
Short walks for dogs (usually 10 minutes at a time)
More cost effective for 1 pet
In-Home Pet Sitting:
Personalized 1-on-1 attention for your pet(s)
Peace of mind that your pet is at home in his/her familiar environment
Longer walks for dogs (usually 30 min-1 hour) if requested
Daily updates from your pet sitter with photos
Your pet sitter can come anywhere from 1-3 times a day if needed
More cost effective for 2 or more pets
These are a short list of benefits for both options. I know that our dog Addison, would not do well in a boarding situation because she is quite timid around other dogs but, really blossoms around other humans. We have a dog walker that comes to walk her at my family's home whenever I am busy with my own dog walking and pet sitting clients. I appreciate the fact that I get to come home and see her happy face right away!
Please share your personal experience with pet boarding or in-home pet sitting with us. At, San Gabriel Valley Pet Care we are always looking to improve our business.