What is dog sitting?
Dog sitting is to have a trusted dog sitter care for your dog while you are away. Depending on your preferred arrangement, there are a few kinds of dog sitting services available:
Dog Boarding: Your dog will stay with a host family for a period of time. The family will care for your dog, and take care of his meals and activities.
House Sitting: A house sitter will stay at your house and care for your dog while you’re away. He / she will also look after your house, and help you out with daily tasks.
Dog Daycare: If you’re only away in the mornings and afternoons, you can leave your dog with a dog sitter for the day, and pick him / her up later. Depending on the arrangement, either you or the dog sitter will take charge of the dog’s transportation between your home and the dog sitter’s place.
Why dog sitting?
There are times where you’ll need to be away, whether it’s a holiday or a business trip. Sometimes, it may even be an emergency, such as a visit to the hospital, or a quick trip to settle some matters. As much as you want to, it’s hard to bring your dog along with you, and may even be inconvenient.
Instead of scrambling to find a friend or family member who can take care of your dog, you can get a reliable dog sitter to look after your dog in just a few clicks. You’ll no longer have to ask your neighbour for help, nor worry if your dog is in good hands.
If your dog has special needs that should be taken into consideration, the dog sitter will also ensure that it is taken into account.
Tips on Finding a Good Dog Sitter
A dog sitter near youWhen choosing a dog sitter, it is best to choose one who stays nearby. This ensures that you can check-in whenever you wish to, and it will be convenient for you to pick your pet up after! Furwy’s search engine aggregates sitters that live the closest to your location so you will always get the best sitter nearest to you.
Planning for dog sittingIt’s hard for your dog to be away from you, especially if it’s the first time. Before leaving your dog in the hands of the dog sitter, plan ahead on what you’ll need to bring, or what to inform the dog sitter.
If your dog has special needs, or you have specific instructions on how your dog needs to be looked after, be sure to let the dog sitter know in advance. Provide an emergency contact number and details of your usual veterinarian just in case it’s needed.
Ask the sitter questionsAsking questions will help you understand and determine if the dog sitter is the right choice for your dog. You can ask questions such as:
Does the dog sitter have other pets at home?
How long can the dog sitter care for your pet?
Does the dog sitter have experience caring for other pets?
Here’s what you can expect when you hire a dog sitter through Furwy:
- Trusted and experienced dog sitters
- A warm and friendly home environment to reduce your dog’s stress of being away from you
- Dedicated attention to your dog
- Premium insurance for your dog
- Earn Furwy points each time to redeem free walks and more
At Furwy, we’re here to ensure that your dog is left in the hands of trusted and experienced dog sitters. Your dog will not only be cared for, but also protected through our premium pet insurance. This way, in the event under any unforeseen circumstances, your dog will be covered.