How can your dog benefit from having a regular dog walker? How can your pets benefit from having a pet sitter when you are away on vacation? Check out all the ways! 

While you are away during the day, dog walking could be helping in so many ways including:

  • creates a routine which helps to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation

  • helps to release high energy

  • gives your pup something to look forward to while alone during the day

  • reinforces any training that you and your dog are currently on (basic commands, leash walking, etc.)

  • provides companionship when you cannot be there

  • provides socialization which makes for a happy and healthy pet

  • eliminates boredom which can lead to negative behavior (barking, chewing, etc)

  • allows for more frequent potty breaks

  • promotes weight control & increased exercise which has many health benefits

  • allows pet parent more flexibility:

    • can attend after work social gatherings

    • can run errands after work

    • can stay late at the office ​

    • less guilt & more of a peace of mind

playing ball with pet sitting dog client

Puppy Care:

  • frequent potty breaks = less mess for pet parent

  • promote healthy socialization 

  • reinforce crate training and basic commands

  • for light exercise & stimulation which will help promote rest when returned to crate

cat sitter playing with cat client

Senior Care:

  • midday potty break = less stress for your senior dog and less mess for you to come home to 

  • administer medication as instructed

  • frequent check-ins to provide TLC and promote comfort

hanging out in backyard with senior dog sitting client

In Home Pet Care vs Kennels

PROS of In Home Pet Sitting include:

  • pets remain in the safest environment

  • ability to maintain regular routine

  • less stress as pet is surrounded by familiarity 

  • 1:1 attention provided by pet sitter

  • ability to seek medical treatment for your pet when needed (make a vet visit, administer meds, etc)

  • no traveling required to and from a boarding facility

  • less exposure to contagious illness

  • cats, especially, do not do well with change and would greatly benefit from remaining in their own environment

  • provides extra security of the home

owner/operator of Lola & Co with a pet sitting dog client

A Lola & Company - Pet Care of Wilmington, NC Professional Pet Sitter ...

  • is dependable

  • is invested in you and your pets 100%

  • becomes part of the family

  • provides individualized care

  • provides continuity of care for your pet

  • is prepared for an emergency

  • has a back up plan

  • eliminates the need to impose on family, friends or neighbors

  • provides real time updates

  • stays organized and keeps client informed by use of a user friendly software program