Are you going away on vacation or business and can't take your furry family member along? We can help! Every pet(s) individual needs will be met, from their diet to exercise routine, as well as any meds. Austin Pet Sitters personalize care for each and every home with our highest priority focused on the well-being and happiness of your pet(s). Each visit includes Austin Pet Sitting along with a walk around the block, or play time in the yard, fresh water, meals, and treats are served and a Pet Report Card and adorable picture of your pet(s) having fun and for your peace of mind. Home care services are included such as taking out trash, mail check, water plants, adjust lights, etc.
Cats are creatures of habit and thrive in their own routine and being secure in their own home environment. A Sporty Cat Visit is tailored to meet the needs of each cat in the home. Vacation cat sitting services can be mixed and matched to tailor pet care solutions for ALL of your pets. Austin pet sitting visits include meals and treats served, fresh water, exercise, litter scoop, waste removal, cleanups, medication (if needed) and the TLC your cat deserves while you are away along with daily GPS updates for our pet parents.
Home care services are included such as taking out trash, mail check, water plants, adjust lights, etc.
Pet Meds: Additional fees for any pets requiring sub q and injection medication administration only, as this is a specialty that only certain trained members of our team can perform.
Interested in Longer Visit options for pets that require extra attention?
Our “Almost Overnight” visits can be combined with our regular austin pet sitting visits to further tailor your ideal pet sitting package. The “Almost Overnight” includes a 2 hour visit in the evening plus a long sit in the early morning.
Here are some of our favorite service combinations for our wet nosed family members:
Overnight stays are a good option for pets who get lonely, have separation anxiety or to alleviate stress, while giving constant monitoring, TLC, and to keep their routine as normal as possible. Our trained Pet Care Specialists will respect your home and property and leave things neat and tidy upon leaving as well as sending pet updates throughout the time you are away.
Plans for your dream vacation are all set. You’ve chosen a great location, booked yourself in the swankiest hotel you could find and you’re counting down the days before you get to let loose and enjoy some well-deserved fun. This last but oh-so important detail has you stumped and you just can’t bring yourself to make a final decision. You love your little cuddle buddy so much and wish you had the option of taking her with you, but you can’t. Should you choose in home pet care or should you send your precious companion at a nearby kennel or boarding facility? What should you do? Which option is ideal for your best friend?
Before you decide, let’s look at some of the pros and cons of both options:
As you can see, the pros outweigh the cons here. And if you bring on the right dog walker or pet sitter, your pet may not even miss you! If you have security cameras in your home or a pet sitter who is willing to video chat with you, you can even peek in and even say hello to your love bug every day that you are away.
So, on the one hand, you have a scenario where, besides missing you, not much changes in your pet’s life. On the other hand, with boarding, there are more than a few serious risks involved. Being creatures of habit and pretty big on having a territory of their own, most pets will appreciate staying at home without you as opposed to going to a strange environment without you.
Clearly, we have a bit of a bias here, but it’s not just because we offer superior pet sitting and dog walking services. We started The Sporty Dog because we honestly believe that there’s no place like home for pets and we want them to feel as happy, safe and comfortable as possible. There simply is no better way to care for your pet when you have to hit the road!
Your pet has as much difficulty as you do when you are away. There is a distinct difference between leaving her at a strange place and leaving her at home, however. As leaving your pet at home creates less stress and supports their comfort, we hope that you will agree that at-home pet care is always better than boarding.