Find the right Pet Sitting or Day
Care for your pet
Do you have to go to work and don't want to
leave your pet alone? Pet sitting or day care may
be what you need.
Going on vacation and can't take your pet/s
but don't want to place them in a boarding
facility? Then pet sitting in your own home or
that of the carer may be the answer.
Many people can't stand the thought of leaving
their beloved pets home alone all day while they
go to work. So what does the modern pet lover
do? They arrange pet sitting at their local pet
day care centre of course!
These days day care isn't just for young
children. It's available for dogs, cats, birds
and many other animals. However it is usually
dogs that mostly utilise these services.
Day care centres usually have
trained staff who will not only look after your
pet but also play with it, feed it, take it for a
walk (where applicable such as with dogs), groom
it as well as ensuring it also gets its rest. It
all depends on what you want them to do and of
course how much you are willing to pay!
So how much does day care cost?
Costs could vary significantly, however
average fees for a dog can range from $10 - $25
for a half day to $15 â€“ 40 for
a full day, depending on the facility and
location. Additional fees may apply for extra
options such as pick up and drop off, late pick
up and overnight stays. Food is usually included
in the cost. Sitters that operate from home
usually charge less.
*Remember that these are only very approximate
figures. Discounts normally apply for weekly and
monthly bookings. As this is an international
site, we have used U.S. Dollars for the
Pet day care centres will usually require that
guests have up to date vaccinations and flea/lice
treatments and be spayed. You will also be
required to sign a document which allows the
centre to obtain emergency veterinary care at
your expense should the need arise.
How do I find a suitable pet day
A recommendation from a friend or person who
has used a particular centre is a good place to
start. The telephone directory will probably list
many of the ones in your area. And then there is
the internet, the place where you can find just
We recommend that you visit the centre you
intend to use and check out its facilities prior
to making a booking. Take your pet along as well
and see that you all feel comfortable with the
place and staff. Many centres insist that you do
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