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Monday, March 9, 2009

Choosing The Right Pet Care Provider For your pet

Are you a pet owner searching for home pet care services? Under the current recession you might find that finding an affordable home pet care service can be challenging. Many in-home services may seem costly; especially in situations where the visit is an hour or less. Compared to visits in excess of an hour the ratio varies very little, so from a practical standpoint the longer visits seem to be the best value overall. Nevertheless, compared to kennel fees private home pet care services providers are a viable, cost effective option that pet owners should consider. So what are the options and how do you choose the right pet care provider?
There are numerous private home care providers across the nation. A simple Google search reveals a litany of various providers, both private and company based. Choosing one is incumbent upon the first natural desire: your pets safety. health, and well-being. Again, compared to kennel care; with the trauma your pet goes through; the time and resources consumed in transporting your furry friend, and the susceptibility to sickness and disease, having your pet cared for in its comfort zone is the best option.
Many private individuals advertise that they are certified, and/or licensed through accredited animal associations. Company based providers almost always make this accreditation a prerequisite to contracting through them.
With that said, probably the best way to make your choice is to meet them in person. Have them spend a little bit of time with your pet and see how they interact. Read your pet. Does he or she get along well with them? Ask them what their experience with animals is; whether thay offer complete dog training, cat traing, or any specialty services along with their pet sitting. Basically I've found it best to let my heart make my choice.


  1. Dawn:

    Thank you for visiting my affordable home pet care blog. I am glad that you found the information helpful.


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