Dog sitting – care for your dogs in your home

Dog sitting includes walking the dogThis page is about our dog sitting service. For most dogs, their owner going out is not a problem; they’re used to it, and they know that the boss will be back soon.

But bring out your suitcase, and your dog thinks “Oh dear – this doesn’t look good…”

Cats and dogs, particularly, worry when suitcases appear because they associate them with a longer separation and – worse – being taken to dog kennels or cattery.

Placing pets in dog kennels can cause unnecessary stress and suffering

When the pack goes away, the rule for all dogs and cats (but particularly dogs) is “guard the territory and wait until they return”. If they’re removed from the territory and the pack they can suffer significant “separation stress”. This can present in symptoms such as pining, loss of appetite, gnawing, kennel cough, diarrhoea and self-harm.

Dog sitters allow your pet to stay in familiar surroundings

The kindest and best arrangement you can make for your dogs while you’re away is to leave them at home in their familiar environment following their normal routines looked after by a dog sitter.

Homesitters was set up precisely for this purpose. We provide a nationwide live-in dog sitting service available throughout the year.

Phone 01296 630 730 or use our online contact form to request more details on our pet sitting service.

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