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Leaving your pets when you travel is never easy, but you can make it less stressful for all involved by choosing the care option best suited to your pets’ individual needs. For cats, in-home pet sitting offers a number of advantages over traditional boarding facilities.

No Travel Stress

Most cats do not like being put in a carrier and going for a car ride regardless of what the destination may be. With a cat sitter, the caretaker travels to your cat rather than your cat to the caretaker’s facility.

The Comforts of Home

Cats, perhaps more so than most other types of pets, are territorial creatures of habit. They’re easily stressed out by an unfamiliar place or change of routine. Kennels are full of unfamiliar sounds, smells, and sights that can overwhelm your cat. Many cats will spend their entire stay at a kennel crouched in a corner hiding under a blanket. Contrast that with a cat sitter caring for you cat in the comfort and security of their own home and following their regular routine.

Convenience

With a cat sitter there are no extra trips for you to make to drop off or pick up your cat from a boarding facility, or having to wait until the next day to pick up your cat because the facility isn’t open at the time you return from your trip. Whatever time you arrive home, your cat will already be there waiting for you.

Home Care

A pet sitter takes care of your home as well as your pets. Your cat sitter can alter lights and drapes to make your home appear occupied while you’re gone to deter crime, as well as perform other home care tasks like bringing in the mail, watering plants, or putting out the garbage. A pet sitter can also catch problems like leaks or other issues, and take action to protect your property and minimize damage.

If you would like to learn more about what a cat sitter can do for you and your cat, contact Ready Pet Go or give us a call at 240-221-5335.