A recent study by the American Pet Products Association revealed that close to 50% of Americans own more than one pet, an all time high. My family and I have 4 dogs and many of our clients have 2 dogs or more and maybe a cat or two.
Pets aren't cheap, they are like children in many ways and the expenses can add up quickly! When budgeting for vacations families must also factor in the cost for finding the proper pet care while they are away.
I look at pet sitting and dog walking as a necessary luxury. We can't be with our fur babies all the time and need help. So I did a little research on how much it would cost to board multiple dogs in a boarding facility vs having them stay at home with a professional pet sitter.
The main thing every pet parent should consider when finding the proper pet care for their babies is what is best for their dog(s). Only you will know how your dog will do at home or in a kennel. Here is a wonderful article by Patricia McConnell (a well respected dog trainer/behaviorist).