One point, however, that was not taken up in the article is what to do if you have a large number of different kinds of pets?
In my case I keep chickens and guinea pigs, as well as a dog and cat.
Here in Ballarat, it is not unknown for people to keep lizards, pet sheep, or even goats and cattle, as well as horse and ponies.
Our service here at Pets and Plants Ballarat can usually cater for a diverse range of species.
My own cat and dog, enjoy their routines and my darling moggie is now 19. Whilst I could send them both off to board if going away, my personal preference is to keep them in their familiar environment.
I know there are some excellent pet boarding services in Ballarat as well as in home care services such as Pets and Plants Ballarat.
A further option for extended time away from your pet is through house sitting services, such as provided by Happy House Sitters.
House sitters come to your home and stay, caring for it and your animals and gardens in your absence. Their stay is usually free. The home owner pays for the use of utilities during their stay.
I have used sitters from Happy House Sitters to care for my managerie in the past and could not fault the care they took with both my home and animals.
House sitters that will care for your pets are ideal if you will be away for over 6 weeks. Always ensure a house or pet sitter has a current Australian Police Check, as do all the sitters here at Pets and Plants.
Which ever option you take, from visiting pet sitter, to house sitter, to putting your pet into a boarding facility, the major consideration should be 'where will my pet fare best'?
These issues are well explored in the article through this link: http://petparlorpro.com/dog-kennel-boarding-vs-pet-sitting/