Going Out of Town? Trust The Kennel

Reasons to Trust the Kennel vs. Pet Sitting Websites

You are finally ready to get away from it all and relax for a week or two. Unfortunately, that means having to leave behind your partner in crime. It’s a hard decision leaving behind your dog, but typically for the best given how stressful long travel can be for dogs.

But who can you trust to watch your bestie? There are a lot of options out there, some good, some not so great. The neighbors are on vacation, too. Your family members are a little far away. Your coworker already steals all of your pens, best not to give her your garage code too.

What about the internet? Hundreds of kennels and pet-sitting services will pop up in a search, but how do you know which one to pick? Here are some of the biggest differences to consider when deciding to trust kennel services or a pet-sitter.


Reviews are the best way to get that personal, first-hand insight to a business or service. An online presence implies a level of professionality, and a facility or company that garners many positive reviews provides owners with confidence and a sense of peace.

Asking friends and family for recommendations is always a good idea. Some companies, like The Dog Stop, are so sure you’ll love their services and want to recommend them that they have referral programs to benefit existing and new clients.

One Person vs. A Team

Did you know that every The Dog Stop store has staff trained in canine CPR and first aid? Loving dogs is not enough, having educated caregivers means your pup is not only having fun, but he’s in an environment where his health is made a top priority. A large staff means lots of eyes looking out for your dog’s best interest.

Socializing vs. Being Alone

Every dog is different – some will thrive in a social setting, some are wallflowers that prefer the comfort of home. You know your pup’s preferences. Finding a company that provides both in-store and in-home options, like The Dog Stop, guarantees that no matter which option best fits your needs you’ll know that highly trained and educated staff will be fulfilled your dog’s needs.

When you’re considering how to care for you furry friend, you can always call your local The Dog Stop to see what options work best.