Should I Choose a Pet Resort or a Pet Sitter? Ensuring Your Dog’s Best Care

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Summer is winding down and families are embarking on one last adventure before the fall settles in. Then the holidays await just around the corner, complete with breaks from work, booked schedules, and even more traveling. And with each vacation, there’s a universal query on the lips of every pet owner: Who is going to watch the dogs?

When choosing between a pet resort or a pet sitter, there is much to consider.

Pet sitters might offer a temporary solution but entrusting your dog to a renowned pet resort like Paws & Play brings unmatched assurance, adaptability, and tranquility.

  • Unwavering Responsibility: At first glance, pet resorts and pet sitters seem to offer comparable services, such as feedings, exercise, and timely potty breaks. Yet, the approach between the two varies significantly. Sitters, balancing their own commitments, usually make fleeting visits to your home. While having a dependable sitter is a boon, if you’re resorting to online searches or local directories can you be entirely certain of their follow-through?

Sadly, many pet resorts often field calls from owners left in the lurch by last-minute sitter cancellations. Such unpredictability can throw a wrench in your travel plans (or cancel them altogether).

Conversely, boarding with Paws & Play provides extended staff hours and 24-hour video surveillance, ensuring a structured, comforting, and consistent routine.

  • Expertise that Speaks Volumes: Our resort isn’t just a boarding facility; it’s a hub of expertise. The Paws & Play team is adept at managing all situations and specializes in fielding unforeseen surprises. With proficiency in canine behavior and care, our staff stands head and shoulders above the average pet sitter.
  • Social Engagement for Emotional Well-Being: Personal interaction by a sitter is, of course, valuable, but dogs innately crave diverse social encounters. At Paws & Play, our carefully curated play sessions take your dog’s age, breed, energy level, and personality into consideration, then pair it with playmates sharing similar attributes and vast play spaces designed for exploration and joy.
  • All-Encompassing Care: Paws & Play Pet Resort doesn’t stop at the basics. Our veteran team offers a suite of additional services, from rejuvenating spa treatments to specialized training modules, and so much more. This holistic care approach far exceeds what any individual sitter can provide.

Specific scenarios may favor pet sitters, particularly when the dog is older or infirmed.

But when casting a wider net, dog boarding, particularly at Paws & Play Pet Resort, unmistakably emerges as a premier experience. Our top-tier facility, combined with our passionate team, ensure your dog enjoys care, nourishment, and endless affection while you’re away. Why wait? Reach out to us today to schedule a tour or make a reservation.