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With Summer fast approaching many of us animal lovers are looking for animal sitters as we head off for vacation. There are many options one has to consider when they are searching for a proper boarding site or sitter.  Not to worry though, there are many options for you right here in Charleston.

  1. Boarding your dog

Charleston is full of boarders, so that you can find the one that is the right fit for you and your pet. Before boarding your dog make sure to visit the vet and ensure they are up-to-date on all of their shots. Also, if you plan on boarding your pet, make sure they get along well with other animals and are well socialized. Even if you are just heading out for a day trip, all of the locations listed offer daycare for your furry friends, as well as, boarding.

Some Boarding Option include:

These locations each offer different amenities in order for your dog to have the best boarding experience possible. We recommend stopping by in advance to meet the staff and then choose the location that you feel comfortable leaving your furry family member with while away.

  1. Pet sitter: 

You may want to choose a pet sitter if your pet is easily rattled or doesn’t get along with other animals. Boarding an animal in this condition will only cause additional anxiety. If you choose to have a friend or family member take care of your furbabies, make sure this person is very responsible and they are someone you can trust. Also, make sure your pet is familiar with this person before you leave them alone with your pet for a long period of time. You don’t want to add additional stress to your pet. Once your pet sees your luggage, chances are they understand what is going on and will have a bit of anxiety at the thought of you leaving.

Scheduling a walk-through with the potential sitter is a good idea to allow your pet to become accustomed to this person. Make sure the sitter knows where to locate the food and water bowls, the pet’s food and food schedule, and the litter for cats. If your dog has a bathroom schedule, make sure this person knows when they will need to stop by to let your pup outside. Always leave emergency numbers and vet information in case of an emergency.

These are some responsible options to think about before heading on vacation this summer. If you take the time and make the right decision for you and your pet, you will feel a lot better leaving your pet in good hands and everyone can have a relaxing and worry-free vacation!

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