To use a pet sitter or a kennel? That is the question. When you need to go out of town or somewhere that pets aren’t welcome, it can be stressful to figure out what to do with your pets. Two of the most popular and most reliable options are pet sitters and kennels — and each option comes with pros and cons. Keep reading to learn more about the positives and drawbacks of using a pet sitter or a kennel.
What’s a pet sitter?
A pet sitter is someone who comes to your house to take care of your pets while you’re away.
What’s a kennel?
A kennel is a place of business that houses and cares for pets when their owners are away. Most kennels have about 10 to 50 dogs there at any given time.
Keep your pet’s best interests in mind
As you choose between a pet sitter and a kennel, think about your pet. Does he/she do OK in unfamiliar situations? Or does he/she prefer being in your own home? Is he/she OK being around other pets at a kennel or does he/she prefer being alone? There are many things to consider as you make this decision for your furry friend.
If you’re interested in finding a reputable pet sitter or kennel, just ask your Redlands veterinarian. As your Inland Empire veterinarian, all of us at the Emergency Pet Hospital of Redlands are happy to help you make this decision for the good of your pet.