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Vacation Vet Visits

Kennel vs. In-Home Pet Care

by: Joan Morell

One morning I was walking Duke and we passed a boarding kennel/daycare facility. It was 7:00am and they dogs j037were barking like crazy, I’m guessing it was breakfast. Duke and I were outside the facility, walking by and the loud barking annoyed us both.  I can only imagine how the neighbors felt; this boarding facility is in the middle of a residential neighborhood.

When I lived in Ohio, I worked in a boarding facility. What I noticed is that some dogs enjoyed the drama and ciaos and had no trouble blending their barks to the chorus of “Who Let the Dogs Out”. However, most were either completely unresponsive or absolutely freaked out and shaking. One golden retriever, Sophie, was so horrified by the experience that she would lay in the same spot and not eat, drink or potty. It broke my heart the first time I met her and I had discussed it with the veterinarian who had the facility on his property. His response, “oh she is always like that.” I asked if the owners were aware of her situation, he told me that they were OK with it. Well, I wasn’t. I did everything I could to try and make her stay at the kennel better but no such luck.

If you read my post about why I became a pet sitter it was for this reason. Some pets love hanging out with other dogs and love the noise an craziness, some pets are not at all happy in an environment that is noisy and unpredictable. While Sophie had many stays at the boarding facility over the few years that I worked there, I knew she was not a good candidate in boarding so.  I knew this about Guinness and I kept him out of them.

There are numerous benefits in hiring a professional pet sitter in addition to keeping pets in familiar surroundings. A professional pet sitter has a presence in your home and it doesn’t look like you are traveling, we pick up mail, take trash out, rotate blinds and lighting. We also check your home for water leaks, damage from storms or any other disasters that may occur.

If your pet is not a happy boarding camper, consider hiring a professional pet sitter to take care of your beloved pets. We at InDogNito Pet Care provide a safe and affordable alternative to kennels and boarding. The last thing you should worry about while you are away is the comfort of your pet or rushing home to pick them up from the kennel.  They will be home waiting for you.

Give us a call at (303) 919-2472 or visit us on the web to review our services and rates at

Plan For Your Pet Care Before You Plan Your Vacation

by: Joan Morell

Help, I’m leaving for vacation and my neighbor can’t watch my pets!

Owning a pet sitting business, I hear this all too often. I get frantic phone calls and emails from people who are ready to go out of town and are in desperate need of a pet sitter because their friend, neighbor, family has told them that something came up and well, they can’t watch Fido. What do you do, you didn’t purchase vacation insurance and you are set to lose $3000.

My first suggestion to remedy this issue is to plan for your pet care in the same manner that you plan your vacation, and make your pet plan a priority. In fact, your best solution is to find a pet sitter even before you make plans to head out of town. Planning for your pet care well before you are on vacation elevates stress so you can focus on that spectacular trip to Telluride, (yes I’m writing this from my room in Telluride). The marvelous thing about us pet sitters is that once we have all of your information and keys, you can head out of town any time without worrying if Aunt Cricket will be available or worse back out at the last minute. If you are a client of InDogNito Pet Care you can even book your service through our Existing Clients link on the website. Within one day, your service is booked, an invoice for service is sent and poof you are done. How is that for peace of mind?

My job as the owner if InDogNito Pet Care is to make your life easier for you and your pets so you can enjoy that spectacular Alaskan Cruise or that special trip to visit your folks in Ohio. That will probably be my next adventure, and yes visiting my folks is ALWAYS and adventure.

So with all that said, give us a shout and we will head on out. Oh and if Aunt Cricket backs out, stick her with the pet sitting bill!

For more information about our services or to set up a meet and greet with your pets please visit our services and rates page at or email us at

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