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Pet Sitters and Pet Daycare      
 

Delaware Pet Sitters and Daycare

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American K-9
Doggie Daycare and Training
128 Patriot Drive, Unit 12, Middletown, DE 19709

Camp Bow Wow
Premier Doggy Day and Overnight Camp
301 Ruthar Drive, Newark, Delaware 19711

A Content Critter
Come home from work or vacation to a relaxed, contented pet.
16 Faith Circle, Newark, Delaware 19711

The Doggie Playhouse --› Quick Tips
Delaware Dog Daycare and Delaware Dog Boarding
725 Dawson Dr, Suite 300, Newark, Delaware 19702

Fetch! Pet Care of New Castle County
Professional Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Service
50 Phoebe Farms Lane, New Castle, Delaware 19720

First State Pet Valet
Pet care for busy professionals in the Wilmington area.
22 Paisley Dr, Wilmington, Delaware 19808

Furry Godmother
Loving pet care when you can't be there.
2310 Kennwynn Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810

Home Buddies Deleware Dog Sitting and Walking
Professional pet sitting, dog walking and pet waste removal services.
21 Grosbeak Lane, Newark, Delaware 19711

Limestone Veterinarians
Cat Boarding
Limestone & Brackenville Rds, Hockessin, DE 19707

Middletown Veterinary Hospital
366 Warwick Rd, Middletown, DE 19709

The Mutt Hutt
"A Paradise for Dogs" Dog daycare, boarding and grooming.
231 Executive Dr, Suite 1, Newark, Delaware 19702

Paws & People TOO! --› Quick Tips
Pet sitting, mid day dog walks and pet transport
131 Netherlands Dr, Middletown, DE 19709

The Pet Nanny
Loving your pets when you're not there.
Wilmington, Delaware

Playtime Doggie Daycare and Pet Salon
Doggie Daycare, Boarding, Grooming, Pet Massage & Dog Parties
62 Albe Drive, Suite A, Newark, Delaware 19702

Precious Pet Care
We Care When You Can't Be There
505 Ivydale Rd, Wilmington, Delaware 19803

Scoochie Poochie Pet Services
Pet Sitting/Dog Walking * Insured & Bonded * Pet 1st Aid Certified
Clayton Ave, Wilmington, Delaware 19809

Tails 'N Whiskers Pet Sitting
"Your pet's best friend while you are away"
40 W Minglewood Dr, Middletown, DE 19709

VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital
1501 Kirkwood Hwy, Newark, Delaware 19711

Zen Time LLC --› Quick Tips
Allow us to provide Zen Time to your pet, when you're not able to...
3402 Stone Gate Blvd, Elkton, MD 21921


Kent County

Best Boarding Kennels
682 Bison Rd, Dover, Delaware 19904

Meli Mari Pet Sitting, LLC
If you need a pet sitter in Kent & Sussex County, come check out Meli Mari.
3195 Nine Foot Rd, Greenwood, DE 19950


Sussex County

All Aboard Grooming & Kennels
We provide grooming and kennel services to the Sussex County area. We take pride in how much we care for your pets.
32978 DuPont Blvd, Dagsboro, DE 19939

Camp Canine Kennel
Pet boarding, walks, medication and playtime.
Milton, Delaware

DeMusz At Home Pet Sitting
Pet Sitting in the comfort of your own home
90 Fourth St, Frederica, Delaware 19946

Doggies at the Beach
Your exclusive cage-free doggie day and overnight care. We also offer grooming and training. Call for an appointment.
Rt 24, Family Dollar Plaza, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Dolly's Pet Sitting Services
We offer a series of services from overnights and doggie daycare in our home to pet transportation and administrating medication. Call us for details.
21110 Emerald Isle Drive, Lewes, Delaware 19958

The Good Dog Inn
A cageless dog boarding facility.
28313 Johnson Rd, Georgetown, DE

Hi Point Farm
Dog boarding in the home and playful dog day care.
29556 Cedar Neck Rd, Ocean View, Delaware 19970


Pet Sitting Advice from the Experts

     Local Pet Sitters Can Provide Great Care at Home

     Professional Pet Sitting: A Different Choice!

     Important Things You Should Know Before Deciding On a Daycare Facility

     Pet Sitter vs Kennel


Many pet owners feel they have nowhere to turn when it comes to home care for their animals, whether it be cats, dogs, horses, or birds, and often end up at their local veterinarian for boarding and other services that their local pet sitter can, in fact, provide today.

Often times an animal does best in their home surroundings and in many cases your local pet sitter can be the next best thing to the owners loving care. For example, a cat having chronic renal failure needs daily fluids administered to help keep them hydrated. Did you know some pet sitters actually can come to your house and do it if you cannot? Many owners prefer it to be done at home anyway versus taking the cat out to the vet. Pet sitters can administer many meds if needed, thus allowing an animal to stay at home and still receive his meds when his owner must travel or work. And, of course, vacation travel is made easier knowing someone will be caring for not only your pets but their entire surroundings, including the home.

Some pet sitters are owner operated, and some use employees or subcontractors. Get to know the person who will be actually doing the job with your animal, and watch the interactions they have with your pet. Develop a relationship with them as far as being able to call freely with scheduling needs or particular animal problems or circumstances. Expect accountability on their part, as far as timeliness, experience, and professionalism, but also offer them as much info about your pet as possible so that they may do the very best for your animal. Ask for copies of Liability Insurance and bonding if you have any doubts at all. There are many options available to today's pet owners as far as services, and a pet sitter is a great place to start for loving, experienced assistance!

About the Author: Jill Palmer of Home Sweet Home Pet Sitting
20 years personal experience with cats, dogs, horses, birds, 16 years Philadelphia Zoo Keeper, graduated Natural Encounters Training Course, Lost and Found Dog Rescue volunteer.
email: homesweethome1966 [at] yahoo.com - 302.798.4937


Professional Pet Sitting: A Different Choice!

It's a fact: Americans are crazy about their pets. In a recent survey the American Animal Hospital Association indicated that pets are regarded as family. A little more than half of the responders indicated that they would prefer to be stranded on a desert island with their pet's company, rather than that of a human being. American pet owners often think of their pets as surrogate children and are willing to pamper and treat them that way. This attitude has opened the door to a new pet industry: pet sitter. A professional pet sitter is someone that is hired to take care of another's pets, usually in the pet's home environment.

Pet sitting has grown in popularity mainly because the pet sitter goes to the pet's home. Pets are creatures of habit and by staying in their own home they are able to follow their normal eating and exercise routines. This contributes to their health and happiness. Another benefit to staying home is that the risk of exposure to illness is greatly reduced. Perhaps the most important benefit is that a pet receives loving individual attention from his personal pet sitter.

For the owner, hiring a professional pet sitter offers numerous benefits. Someone is checking your home every day while you are away. The home will have more of a "lived in" look because pet sitters will turn on lights as well as open and close curtains or blinds if requested. Watering house plants is also included in the service. Finally, it is a pleasure to come home from a trip and find your happy pet waiting for you. No more extra trips to the kennel.

About the Author: Theresa Gavin Overbey has been a professional pet sitter in the Middletown,Odessa, and Townsend area since 2001. Her business is called Paws & People Too! If you would like more information she can be reached at 302-838-5140. You can visit her website at http://www.pawsandpeopletoo.com.


Some important things you should know/ask before deciding on a daycare/boarding facility:

Operating hours: The daycare/boarding center should have hours that extend beyond the normal start and stop of your workday so you have plenty of time to drop your dog off and pick them up without rushing (Make sure you check to see if they charge a late fee when you arrive after their regular closing time). Also ask if there are any 'rules' with dropping off or picking up and if reservations are required.

Cost & Services: Always compare the cost and the service you receive with various centers. You may find one center to be slightly cheaper than another but may find that they don't offer some services you are looking for. Always ask about discounts. Some centers offer daycare discounts for 'pre-paid' days as well as discounts for multiple dogs.

Tour the facility: Make sure you always tour each facility. It is always important to observe how the staff reacts to all the dogs, and how the dogs react to them. Make sure their play areas are large and clean and the the dogs are all separated by size and temperament. Verify there are safety barriers to prevent any escapes. Is there a smell when you walk in? Doggie smells are normal but other odors are not.

Water accessibility: Make sure there is ample water for the dogs and always ask how often the water is changed/refreshed.

Ask about health requirements: Most doggie daycares require your pet to be up to date on all shots as well as being spayed or neutered. Be sure and inquire about all of their health requirements.

Supervision/Staffing: Verify that a least one staff member is with the dogs at all times. The staffing ratio should be 1 person for every 10-15 dogs.

Watch: Always watch your pooches' reaction to the facility/staff. Most dogs have a natural instinct in recognizing good & bad. Some dogs may be a little leery at first, always watch how staff handles your dog in these types of situations. But, always remember, the way your furry family member acts while Mom/Dad is there can be completely different from when you are not. Most dogs can be shy/leery or protective when Mom/Dad are there, but happy, playful and carefree when they are not.

Is the environment calm and controlled? Do the dogs seem stressed or happy? Are the staff members interacting with the dogs?

How are emergencies handled?: Ask what the procedures are in place for emergencies. Will they contact your veterinarian, or is there someone on call at the facility? Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

But, just as you are evaluating whether or not a daycare center is right for your dog, the centers will be evaluating your dog to make sure they are the right fit for their facility. Not every dog is cut out for the 'daycare' environment.

Naturally you’ll need to find out what it costs. As with everything else in America, when it comes to doggie daycare, you get what you pay for. But be sure to ask about any reduced rates offered, pre-paid packages, or discounts if you have multiple dogs.

About the Author: Kelli Sandman (Owner) has been in business for 1.5 years.
705 Dawson Drive, Newark, DE (Delaware Industrial Park Rte. 72)
(302) 456-DOGS (3647)
www.TheDoggiePlayhouse.com
TheDoggiePlayhouse [at] yahoo.com


I am a professional pet sitter/dog walker and have been exposed to several different dogs in my career. I also own an American Pitbull Terrier, which takes up as much of my time and energy as my 2 children, lol. Anyhow, I have discovered that dogs that are kept at home and visited by a dog walker/pet sitter are happier and more adjusted dogs than dogs that are kenneled when their owners need care. Most dogs seem to prefer to stay in their own environment and routine as opposed to being transported and left at a kennel. I have tested this theory with my own dog and have been pleasantly surprised with his overall mood after having a pet sitter/dog walker visit him, as opposed to depressed/anxious/wound up mood after being kenneled.


About the Author:
Kat Williams, Owner/Professional Pet Sitter/Dog Walker
Zen Time, LLC, www.zentimellc.com
zentimellc@gmail.com, 302-354-9833


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