The holidays are just around the corner, and that means you might be getting ready to hit the road or take to the friendly skies to visit family and friends. If you’ve never worked with a pet sitter before, this is the perfect time of year to begin that relationship. Here are a few reasons why a pet sitter is the perfect holiday gift to your four-legged family members:
Home for the Holidays
If your pet becomes anxious about traveling to new places, then a pet sitter is definitely the way to go. Your pet can stick to the environment they are comfortable in and maintain the routine they know.
Pet sitting is also a good option if your dog or cat becomes anxious or angry around other animals. You can rest easy on your trip knowing that there will not be any problems at a kennel, or with other animals that your friends or family might have.
Of course, having a pet sitter will not be the same as having you in the house, but we’ll try our best to adhere to the routine you provide and make sure that your pet receives plenty of TLC while you are away.
The Economical Option
Let’s face it, traveling during the holidays is expensive. The last thing you need is to pay pricey kennel fees on top of your other travel costs. The average kennel cost is $50-$75 per night, according to Angie’s List. Our rates start at just $20.50 per visit.
If you choose to travel with your pet, be prepared to pay an extra $125 or more to have your pet travel with you on an airline — if they are even permitted at all. Larger dogs are not small enough to fit on the plane and must travel as part of shipping cargo. This requires an extra fee and arriving at the airport at least three hours before your scheduled departure.
Putting cost and pet anxiety aside, traveling with an animal is not easy from a logistical perspective. No matter whether you are taking planes, trains, automobiles, there are carriers to purchase and extra time added onto the trip.
To make your holidays even more worry-free, we will also water plants, bring in the mail, take out the trash, or similar tasks at your request. You can rest easy knowing that your pet and your home are well cared for during what should be one of the most relaxing times of the year.