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Planning a Trip? 4 Reasons to Hire a Professional Pet Sitter to Take Care of Your Dogs

In a perfect world, your furry friends would tag along on all your trips. In reality, though, traveling with dogs is often impractical. Most lodging accommodations don’t allow animals, and those that do rarely have the space to ensure both people and pets have a comfortable stay.

If you’re wary of boarding your best friends at a crowded kennel or imposing on a neighbor to watch them while you’re gone, don’t worry; there’s a superior alternative. By hiring a professional pet sitter, you can leave your dogs behind free of guilt because the caregiver will provide the following:

1. A Custom Care Plan

Whether pet sitting at your home or theirs, our specialists will care for your pups like members of their own family. They’ll sit down with you before you head out of town and devise a custom plan that addresses everything from potential allergies to medication requirements to play preferences. Since dogs are creatures of habit, this will ensure your four-legged loved ones stay happy and healthy while you’re gone.

2. A Comfortable Environment

Traditional dog boarding facilities tend to sacrifice comfort for function. This often leads to crowded kennels, shorter play times, and minimal human interaction.

If you hire a professional pet sitter, on the other hand, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your furry friends are either safe at home or getting pampered at someone else’s house. In fact, there’s a chance your pups will enjoy their vacation even more than you enjoy yours!

3. Regular Updates

No matter how exciting your trip might be, it’s only natural to worry about the four-legged loved ones left behind. Our pet sitters know this, so they happily send clients photos and videos every day. If you’re especially anxious about how your dogs are doing, they’ll even hop on a video call so you can say hi to them yourself.

4. Prompt Medical Attention

Professional pet sitters do so much more than feed, water, and walk. For example, they’re also trained to monitor dogs closely, so they can respond at the first sign of trouble. Whether your pup steps on a cactus, gets stung by a bee, or comes down with a cough, a seasoned professional will know exactly what to do.

In cases of minor injury or illness, they might administer basic first aid themselves. Otherwise, they’ll rush the pup to the vet immediately. While trips to the animal hospital are rare, professional pet sitters are trained to handle emergencies, and they keep owners updated every step of the way.

Turn to ESP Pet Specialists for All Your Dog Sitting Needs

Whenever your dogs can’t travel with you, hire a pet sitter from ESP Pet Specialists. Depending on your furry friends’ preferences, we can visit your home several times a day for feeding, dog walking, and socializing, or we can board them at our own homes, where they’re sure to be cozy and comfortable. Learn more about our dog boarding services on our website or call (973) 577-1110 to discuss your needs.

Your pet deserves the best possible care from a true pet care professional. Evan Perlman is the owner and lead pet specialist at ESP Pets. After an early start with a local doggie daycare, Evan's love of working with pets culminated with his appointment as program manager providing pet services for United Airlines at Newark Liberty and O’Hare International Airports. The entrepreneurial bug then bit, and ESP Pet Specialists was born! View Profile

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