Pet Sitters or Kennels
As your pet ages, the introduction of a new environment can be taxing and sometimes increase levels of anxiety. Using in-home care or pet sitters for older pets will give them the personalized attention they need and give you peace of mind. At the same time in some kennel environments younger and older animals get minimal personal time and this can add to their stress levels.
1. Estimate How Often You Intend to Travel If you are away from the house for extended periods or find yourself traveling more, in-home care or Pet Sitters may be a better fit for your lifestyle. Dog walking and pet sitter services, which provide your dog with one-on-one care when you are out of town can be a great way to care for your animal. In addition, you can confident that the pet sitter will keep your animals regular routine in the comforts of thier own home and familiar neighborhood surroundings. When your pet knows they don’t have to leave home, the anxiety is greatly reduced when they see the suitcase’s come out.
2. Know Who Is in Your Home When choosing a pet sitter, it is extremely important to hire a professional with references and who is insured and bonded. When interviewing a pet-sitter, compile a list of important questions about previous work experience and ask for references We at Pueblo’s Best Pet Care always schedule a “get to know everyone meeting” before the actual dates of service. This is a great way to reduce any anxiety on Pet’s and owners.
3. Do Your Research and Set Your Standards The biggest question for any pet owner considering boarding or in-home care is “what will my animal do all day?” For home care, be sure to create a schedule and go over it with your pet sitter. This should include when and how your dog takes meals, medical information, a walk schedule, grooming needs and playtime and bedtime routines. In addition, have an emergency plan in place with important contact phone numbers and emergency meeting location. If your thinking of a kennel, ask the kennel to detail what your animal will be doing and what interaction your pet will have with other animals and with the kennel staff — and how long and how often. It is essential that the boarding facility pairs your pet with others of similar disposition and provides regular exercise and playtime rotations throughout the day. When looking at different kennels, observe the amount of dogs being boarded. Overcrowding can lead to aggressive behavior, which will ensure a difficult situation for both you and your pet. Before considering boarding, or Pet Sitters make sure your pet is up-to-date on all vaccines, including rabies, DHLPP and bordetella, and provide a spay/neuter verification.In our opinion the answer for comprehensive personalized care is, Pueblo’s Best Pet Care.