Hello and welcome to our new issue of the Whippeteer!

Summer is approaching fast and it is time to plan our holidays. It is not always possible to take our dogs with us especially if the vacation involves long flights and complicated trips.

Whippets don't do well in kennels, they are sensitive dogs and get stressed living in an unfamiliar environment. Often a dog sitter is the best solution if you have to leave your whippet at home.

Read in the article below about the benefits of finding a dog sitter for your whippet.



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Whippets and Dog Sitters




Top 5 Benefits Of Using A Dog Sitter

Top 5 Benefits Of Using A Dog Sitter
By Lonnie Rakestraw

So you need to take a trip out of your town and have to find someone to take care of your dog while you are gone. You may be thinking about putting him in a kennel or having a neighbor handle this for you. But the best move you can make for your dog is to hire a great dog sitter. Let's take a look at the top 5 reasons for using a sitter and you will see why it makes so much sense.

Less stress for you and your dog
An unfamiliar environment can cause distress for a dog. But letting you dog remain in "his home" will allow your dog to remain secure and comfortable. That trip to a boarding facility or neighbor's house might induce unnecessary stress on your pet.

Plus, as an added bonus, you can benefit from reduced stress by not having to plan your dog's trip around what is probably an already busy schedule preparing for your departure.

Then, wouldn't it be nice to have your dog waiting for you when you get back from your trip? There is no need to run around getting your dog. He'll greet you at the door with his tail wagging!

Your dog can maintain his routine
Pets are like people. Just as humans resist change and feel more comfortable with an established routine, so do our pets. Pets appreciate being able to enjoy familiar foods and keeping with their walking routines.

You do not have to take chances with your dog's health
By leaving your pet at a boarding facility, you are taking chances with exposure to the illnesses from other pets. Additionally, additional shots might be mandatory for your own pet.

Your dog will get exceptional care
When you choose to put your dog in a boarding facility or elect to have a neighbor drop by and feed your pet, rarely does he receive the same level of TLC and attention that a great sitter will provide. Of course there are exceptions, there are great sitters who will take your pet into their homes. But rarely will you get this level of attention from a kennel or neighbor.

With so many great sitters available, asking friends, neighbors, or others to care for your pet during your trips away from your home. Using a local pet sitter is easy and convenient.

When you are away, your focus should be on your trip. You can take comfort in knowing that your pet is getting quality care.

Someone will be looking after your home
Most pet sitters will also look after your home for you. They will water your indoor plants, fetch your newspapers (pun intended), collect your mail for you, and switch lights on in your home. These types of activities performed at your home will give the appearance of someone being home and can help deter crime.

With all of these benefits, start doing your research and select a great pet sitter for your next trip. You will be glad you did, and so will your dog. He just has a harder time saying it!

Your Fort Lauderdale dog sitters would love to take care of your pet while you are away. Pets Luv Us provides dog sitting in Fort Lauderdale and all of Broward County. We also provide sitting services for cats and any other pet you might have as well as dog walking. Give us a try, you won't be sorry.

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