Monday, March 14, 2011

Pet Sitting vs. Boarding

Imagine, if you will, a store front in a strip mall shopping center filled with dog crates behind the store's front room. One person owns this grooming/boarding shop and a teenager sits at the desk welcoming customers. When you board your pet here, your pet stays in the crate MOST of the time that you are out of town, day and night, for the duration of your trip. 
The dogs begin to bark loudly as soon as anyone enters the door of the shop. At night the store owner/groomer is at his home, not at his store. You are told NOT to bring toys, throw rugs, or special food treats because "we don't have room for all that here." (This scenario is taken from several boarding facilities in my area--a composite of several different facilities--your experience may be different.)
Even with the best care, boarding can be stressful because your pet is in a new environment, away from home. Pet's routines and habits are interrupted. Common problems encountered while boarding include:
  • Decreased appetite
  • Constipation
  • Weight loss
  • Stress diarrhea

Now picture this: your pet is at home in their favorite room in your house. The tv or radio may be on, if you wish. Your pet has favorite toys strewn about the room. Your pet sitter visits your pet in your home up to four times a day to play with them, let them out, feed, water, walk, whatever you desire for your pet. This is a picture of personalized pet sitting, which is what Priority Pets offers.
If you were a pet, which would you prefer? Which do you prefer for your fur-baby?

If personalized pet sitting sounds right for you, call now to schedule your "Meet the Pet" visit.  You'll be glad you did!  601-750-2896

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