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Monday, March 31, 2014

Going on Vacation? Why Professional Pet Sitting Services are the Best Choice!

Summer is just around the corner.  After the brutal winter we just endured, it is a pretty safe bet that you are already making plans for that summer getaway; but what plans do you have in place for your pets?

Certainly your four-legged family member would rather go on vacation with you; unfortunately, there are times when that just isn't possible.

The more typical options are:
  • Boarding Your Pet
  • Hiring a Professional Pet Sitter

Boarding Your Pet

If your pet is friendly and social, and was introduced to a kennel environment at a young age, boarding may be a good choice.

Advantages
  • You don't have individual(s) you don't know coming into your home.
  • Socialization, your dog will have the opportunity to play with and interact with other dogs.
  • Your pet will be cared for by trained individuals.
Disadvantages
  • Not all kennels are created equally; do your research and find one with a good reputation.
  • A kennel stay is very stressful to most pets, which can cause the pet to experience diarrhea.
  • Many animals will not eat when they are in the kennel, due to stress.
  • Exposure to various diseases/illnesses.
  • Drop-off and pick-up times can be very inconvenient.
  • There may not be 24 hour care.
  • Your pet will be crated for possibly long periods of time.

Hiring a Professional Pet Sitter

Advantages
  • Your pet stays in the comfort of his/her own home, in the surroundings they are most familiar, eliminating the trauma of travel.
  • Your pet experiences less stress, and is not exposed to diseases, illnesses and parasites.
  • Pets are kept on their regular routine; meals, walks and playtime.
  • The pet receives one-on-one love and personal attention during your absence.
  • Your home is also cared for, and provided with a level of home security; mail is taken in, newspapers picked up, plants are watered, blinds are opened/closed, and lighting is adjusted.
  • Daily progress reports detailing each visit or stay.
  • Not having to impose on family, friends or neighbors.
Disadvantages
  • Allowing a person you don't know into your home; be sure to do your research and find a pet sitter with a good reputation.  Ensure they are bonded, insured and have first aid training.  Ask for references.
  • Your pet is left alone most of the day; if your pet is used to be alone during your working hours, then this won't be much of an issue.  If he/she is not used to being left alone, consider sleepover services.

Wiggles n Wags Pet Services


If you live in the following areas of Bucks and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania, and are in need of pet sitting services, you should consider our friends, Wiggles n Wags Pet Services, based in Chalfont, PA.

The owner, Penny Lyons, is passionate about animals, and understands the special bond between people and pets, and that unconditional love that is shared between them. 

Wiggles n Wags Pet Services consists of a staff of 6 professionally trained sitters that insures dependability and reliability.

Wiggles n Wags Pet Services is bonded and insured, is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS). and Pet Sitters International (PSI).

Best of all, their client testimonials are just glowing!

Contact Information
Penny Lyons
Phone: 215-896-7250
Email: info@wigglesnwags.com
Website: www.wigglesnwags.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WigglesnWags

Areas of Service
  • Chalfont
  • Doylestown
  • Lansdale
  • North Wales
  • Perkasie
  • Sellersville
  • Souderton
  • Telford
  • Colmar
  • New Britain
  • Gwynedd Valley
  • Horsham
  • Warrington
  • Montgomery Township
  • Hatfield
This is not an all-inclusive list, please call to see if you are in the service area.