We’re willing to bet that as a dog owner, you wish your dog was with you wherever you go. But, no matter how much you love your dog, life can get busy. Whether it’s work or travel, it’s not always possible to be around to give them the attention they need to stay happy and healthy.
That’s why we believe a reliable dog sitter is the best option taking care of your dog while you’re busy or away – want to know what makes booking a dog sitter great? You’re in the right place!
1. Our sitters are reliable, and rated by real dog owners
One of the best things about booking a dog sitter with DogBuddy is that your dog will be loved and cared for just as you would at home. What’s more, with 1,000s of sitters across the country, you’re bound to find a sitter who lives near you. It’s simple to book a sitter once you’ve picked your favourite – just add the dates you need dog care to see if they’re available.
Dog sitters will often care for dogs one-on-one, which means your pooch will be properly pampered. And some sitters have their own dogs, so there’s a chance your dog may find a furry playmate too! We always suggest a meet and greet before your booking with the sitter begins so that your dog feels familiar with their new sitter and new environment.
Our team personally verify all of our sitters’ listings – only the top 10% of sitters who apply are accepted, so you know that your dog is getting the best care around. Plus, with other dog owners leaving reviews and sitter star-ratings, you can be sure our sitters know how to give their guest dogs the VIP treatment (or should that be Very-Important-Dog?) while you’re tied up or enjoying a holiday.
2. Receive updates from your sitter
If, along with 85% of dog owners we surveyed, you want regular updates on your dog while you’re busy or away, you can check-in when you’re on the go using our in-app messaging.
Not only can your dog enjoy the love and attention of a dedicated sitter, you can use the DogBuddy app to get photo and video message updates from your sitter on how your dog is doing.
Plus, if you want to ensure your dog is getting enough time to run around outdoors, you can ask your dog sitter to send you a tracked dog walk with our Walkies feature.
3. Guilt-free holiday with peace of mind
Have you ever felt a bit guilty leaving your dog alone? You’re not alone! 69% of dog owners we surveyed said that they felt guilty leaving their dog. Welfare charities including the RSPCA recommend that the maximum length of time you leave your dog alone for is four hours. Booking a dog sitter is a great way to keep your dog happy and avoid them suffering from separation anxiety when you’re not there.
For extra peace of mind, all bookings made through DogBuddy are covered by public liability insurance, in the unlikely event that your dog is involved in an accident that results in damage to people or property. To ensure your dog will receive veterinary care on the rare occasion they become ill during a booking, we provide a 24/7 emergency vet line. Plus, our customer support team are on hand to help you with any booking questions you might have.
4. Don’t just take our word for it – other dog owners are happy
Our 30,000 experienced and vetted dog sitters have provided more than 500,000 fun and friendly dog boarding nights. That’s more than 500 years of dog sitting experience!
Wag a tail and say hello to satisfied DogBuddy customer, Gareth and his dog, Stanley. Here’s what he had to say about his experience of booking dog care on DogBuddy.com:
“So much better than using kennels! Stanley receives the attention he craves and is always so happy that he looks forward to his next stay.
Susan was wonderful, Stanley enjoyed his holiday in Felixstowe and has learnt a few things too! …. Kennels are a thing of the past, we will definitely be asking Susan to look after Stanley again.”
Want to find out more about booking dog care with DogBuddy? Start a search for a dog sitter near you.