slide5For many of us our family vacations or work travel are not pet friendly which leaves us with one question, who will take care of our furry friends while I am away? With all the options out there it turns into a difficult choice between pet sitting and boarding my pet. As your pet ages their comfort level becomes more of a concern while you are away than ever before. Many senior pets begin to feel the discomfort of hearing loss, arthritis, vision loss, joint pain, and simply “spoil me more than ever before because I deserve it” syndrome, at least my senior girlie does. With this in mind we must ask ourselves “where is my pet most comfortable?” the answer is home. While there are many boarding facilities to choose from the most comfortable secure feeling place for your senior pet is in a familiar environment with the added benefit of your scent on everything. Boarding facilities generally house multiple pets of all ages, personalities and activity levels. With unfamiliar scents, barking, and multiple people this can cause high anxiety in even the most relaxed furry friend. When pets get overly stressed for long periods of time they can form colitis, hair loss, anxiety, and loss of appetite; adding to an already vulnerable state that will only decrease their happiness. Pet sitting in your home is the perfect solution! Your senior pet will get one-on-one with a familiar face, comforts of their own home where they feel secure, and the added benefit of having someone coming in to ensure your home is safe while you are away. After working in a veterinary clinic for over ten years that offered boarding, I saw the health benefits of pets having pet sitters versus boarding. Those with a pet sitter had less anxiety, less gastrointestinal issues, and appeared much happier when their parents came home. Consider hiring a professional pet sitter the next time you travel. Your pet will thank you!

By: Arianne Ortiz

Fluffs of Luv Pet Sitting offers an array of customized pet care services, including in home pet sitting, dog walking, cat only pet sitting, overnight visits and more. As the most reputable pet sitters and dog walkers in Charlotte and the surrounding area, Fluffs of Luv has put countless clients at ease by caring for their cherished companions while they were away.  Give Fluffs of Luv a call for a free in home consultation 704-421-3492 or visit