We did a price comparison to give you an idea of the difference between pet sitting pricing vs. kennel/boarding pricing.
Comparison of Pet Sitting vs. Kennel Pricing:
The average cost for up to two dogs is $18 per
visit. Our rates include everything: love & attention,
playtime, brushing, long walks, feeding and fresh water,
dispensing medications AND, we also take care of your
home. You will most certainly avoid the possibility of
your pets not eating for days because of stress and you
will also prevent them from illness. Pups in our care
always eat and are always happy when Pet au Pair is
there (please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for a cost estimate based on your
No Frills Kennels: Starting at $19-$22 per one dog. That
means no walks, no love and attention. NOTHING but getting to go out
for a few minutes twice a day. However, they will let you add walks,
love and attention, Treats, playtime and meds; ALL FOR EXTRA COSTS!!!!
If you add a walk, love, play and a treat you will now pay $34 per day...
and that is for only
With Frills Kennels: Again they are in a cage or a upgraded to a suite, which has a bed and maybe even a TV. So, the atmosphere is much better. You will pay anywhere from $28-$35 per day for one dog, add another dog and add another $20 to the same room. Want walks and playtime, add another $16 for each dog. You end up paying around $46 per day for one dog or $66 for two dogs.
Some Kennels even have a policy that if your pet does not eat or drink in more than 24 hours, they call your vet. If they have to entice the pet to eat, they will charge you more to feed them special items. If kennels have this as a part of their policy, what do you think this says? It says that a lot of dogs DO NOT EAT OR DRINK WHILE IN THEIR CARE. The reason for that is STRESS and ANXIETY for your pet and of course now you too!
Conclusion: In short, it is my opinion you will save money in the
long run and your pets will receive much better care in choosing a loving
and professional pet sitting service such as Pet Au Pair.