Dog Boarding vs Dog Sitter

Dog walking through kennel


Going away on a vacation or business trip and can’t bring your furry friend with you? When the time comes, you have two options for your pup. One is to call a dog sitter to your home and the other is dropping off your canine at your local dog boarding facility.

While with dog sitters, you have the advantage of leaving your dog at home, it also means that you’ll be letting in a stranger. You’ll need to find someone really trustworthy who has the right knowledge and training ability to take care of your dog. Finding that special caretaker can be a challenge.

So what about a dog boarding kennel? Let’s take a closer look at the benefits that boarding your dog can provide.



Dog boarding provides interaction with other dogs

Dogs playing in daycare

Think of dog boarding as a vacation for your Fido. We all need a vacation from time to time, and the same goes for dogs! In a boarding kennel, your pooch will get the opportunity to socialize with their furry friends. Social time is so precious, and something they wouldn’t necessarily receive if they were at home with a sitter.

Socialization has been proven to ease anxiety, develop confidence, and help with their response when immersed in new environments. Your pup will have a lot of fun interacting with other dogs and also have the much-needed exercise.

If you’re wondering if your dog will get along with other dogs, don’t fret. Boarding kennels always prioritize your dog’s health and safety first. Your pup will only play with other dogs that are of similar temperament and/or size.


Kennels provide a secure environment

Dog boarding has all the complete facilities required to keep your pooch active and entertained, whilst also staying secure. So, you don’t have to worry about leaving your dog behind while you’re gone. The canine caregivers are also qualified and have years of experience in handling different types of dogs.

The staff will closely monitor your dog’s schedule, from what they eat to what activities they engage in. Your canine will learn many valuable lessons that they wouldn’t experience when staying home with a dog sitter.



Plenty of activities for your dog to do!

Besides plenty of toys to play with, many boarding kennels have other amenities such as grooming, which will all help make your dog look and feel great! The Dog Stop also has a lot of great equipment for your dog to enjoy, both inside and outside! They will constantly have new things to do, which isn’t something they’ll necessarily get with a sitter.


Personalized and professional doggy care

Person hugs dog in boarding

When dog owners opt for a dog sitter, they often do so because they think their pooch will get the superior one-on-one attention that they might not receive at a boarding kennel. This, however, isn’t the case. Many dog boarding facilities offer individualized care where dogs of all sizes, ages, and breeds will get all the attention needed to ensure they are happy and healthy. The caretaker can also administer medication and follow your canine’s dietary needs.

If your dog turns out to be one that is not suitable to play with other canines, personalized time with our qualified canine caregivers will be their best option. One-on-one care will be catered to meet your dog’s personal preferences.



Still unsure if you want to leave your dog at The Dog Stop? Visit one of our many locations and take a tour around the facility. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have!