Dog sitting services near me
A last-minute work meeting, holiday abroad or an unexpected change in your schedule? Here comes the infamous questions: Who is going to take care of my dog? How can I find dog sitting services near me? No worries! With 9.9 million dogs in the UK, the offer of services is high. Finding the right person to look after your dog has never been so easy - no matter where you live.
How do I find dog sitting services near me?
No matter where you live, finding dog sitting services is no longer the hassle it used to be thanks to the rise of online specialised companies that have put experienced pet sitters at your fingertips. However, the traditional way keeps on working just as well!
If you do not have anyone in your network who can give a hand, you can ask your local pet shops, vet offices or shelters for recommandations. Lots of vet nurses and volunteers offer pet sitting services.
While you will still have to chat with them to make sure they are the right persons for your dog, you will be dealing with people who are qualified and whose love of dogs does not have to be proven. This gives extra peace of mind, especially if it is the first time you are leaving your dog with a stranger.
Online companies or apps
With the rise of the Internet and on-demand services, finding and booking any kind of pet sitting services is just as easy as booking a taxi. Turn to a reputable company and take the time to create a detailed profile for your dog mentioning exactly what you are looking for. You should also share any important details about your dog.
Holidog makes it easy for you to book the best dog sitters. All you have to do is to enter your postcode to discover all the pet sitters available in your area. You can then get in touch for free with those who look like a good match. Once you have found the right person, you can arrange to meet in person if time allows and book if you are happy with the outcome of your meeting. It is truly that easy!
In case you are interested in offering dog sitting services yourself, you can also sign yourself up as a dog sitter with Holidog. Go to their website, click on "subscribe", choose "subscribe as pet sitter" and fill out the form. Our team will evaluate your profile and, in case it meets are standards, you might be having your first dog sitting job before you know it.
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Which are the dog sitting services near me?
There a are a lot of dog sitting services you can book in your area:
Dog walking. A dog walker is a person who comes to pick up your dog and take it for a walk once or several times a day. Walks last for 30 minutes on average. You get to decide the time, the duration and even the route. This is a great opportunity to get your furry friend to enjoy some fun time in a green area. Some cities have fenced green areas where dogs can be taken off lead for extra running and frolicking fun.
Dog sitting at home. If you have to be away for a night or more, in-home dog boarding is great. A cheaper dog sitting solution than a kennel, you get a dog sitter to come live and take care of your dog in your own place. This is perfect for dogs that cannot stay in a kennel, don’t like being with other dogs or those that simply dislike a change in their routine!
Dog sitting with a host family. Can't or don't want your dog to be kept in your home? Think about the foster family. You can initially turn to friends or family. Holidog also offers dog sitting with a host family services, on the same principles as home care. You just have to bring your dog to the pet sitter and provide everything necessary for the duration of his stay (food, toys...). The price of the service will depend on the length of your absence, the size of your dog, etc....
A dog kennel. This is the most traditional dog boarding option. Kennels are facilities designed to board dogs for a night or more. Depending on their level of comfort, dogs are kept in cages, crates or individual rooms. Most kennels have a fenced-off outside area where dogs can run around and play during the day. Some facilities also offer extra services such as play activities and grooming services, though these can be very expensive.
Dog daycare. A bit like nurseries, dog daycare places facilities that welcome dogs during the day. Dogs can enjoy playtime with other dogs or relax in the sleeping areas. This is great for sociable dogs that like being with other dogs and have owners that are usually busy during the day.
Have a look at our complete dog sitting guide for more information.