What are the Benefits of Hiring a Professional Pet Sitter for Your Next Trip?

Whether you’re heading off on a weekend getaway, an extended business trip, or a couple of weeks overseas, you’ll need someone to care for your pet. If you don’t have friends or family who can fill in while you’re gone, there are kennels that offer pet sitting in Novato, like Bridewell Hilltop. If neither of these choices works for you, you can hire a pet sitter to come to your house. However, if you’re not convinced of the benefits, here are a few reasons why you should hire a professional pet sitter during your next trip.


Many kennels provide facilities with all the creature comforts, ensuring your pet will be pampered. But it’s still not home. Your cat may have a favorite chair to sleep on or your dog may be its happiest in the backyard. Your pet might not get along so well with other animals, making a long-term stay in a kennel particularly difficult. There’s also the stress and anxiety they may feel when their master isn’t home. By hiring a professional pet sitter to come and check up on your pets, you’re allowing them to be at their most comfortable while you’re away.

 Custom Care

Another benefit to home pet sitting is that your pet will get personalized care to suit their needs. Your dog may have a special diet and be on scheduled medication. Your cat may be happiest when it can run throughout the house chasing a laser pointer. There’s also the amount of attention to consider: your cat may only need to be fed and doesn’t require supervision, or your dog simply needs to be fed and taken on its daily walk. If this is the case, you don’t have to spend money on 24-hour care at a kennel.

 Home Care

If you hire a professional house sitter, you’re actually getting two jobs for the price of one. Not only are your pets looked after, but so is your house. A professional pet sitter can water the plants, bring in the mail, take out the garbage and recycling and alert you to any problems. Having someone regularly at your house while you’re away not only helps your pets but may act as a deterrent to possible break-ins.

 Contact us today for pet sitting in Novato!

The professional staff of Bridewell Hilltop Boarding Kennels & Cattery offer pet sitting in Novato as well as the rest of Marin County. Whether you are going away for a few days or a few weeks, they are always there to make sure your pets have everything you need until you get home. For more information about our services, contact us today.

Bridewell Hilltop Boarding Kennels & Cattery is dedicated exclusively to the care of dogs, cats, and small animals other than reptiles. Bridewell specializes in dog boarding, cat boarding, pet grooming and more for the areas of Novato, San Rafael and Marin County.