If you leave town and don't take your pet with you, accommodations should be made for its care while you are gone. Many people turn to neighbors and friends to feed fish, water plants, or take care of a dog or cat for a short bit. Alternatively, the services of professional and casual pet sitters are available.
You have a variety of options. You can decide if you want your pet to be comfortable at home and have someone come by, or if you feel better with them boarded in a kennel, pet hotel, or someone else's home. The differences between professional services and those offered on a more casual basis differ mostly in that the professionals have business licenses, insurance, and are often bonded as well for greater peace of mind. The benefit of using a pet sitter is having your pets be there when you arrive home — no need to go pick them up from a kennel and there is no stress of being in an unfamiliar environment. Reducing the stress your animal experiences produces a healthier, happier companion for you; a well loved animal tends to be a happy animal. Most pet sitters charge $15-20 a visit with up to four visits a day. Some sitters offer overnight service so your animals will not be lonely at night.
- Angel York
- Ashleys Pet Sitting
- Christine Hopper - UCD Sociology of Law student, local Davis resident
- Critter Sitter
- Davis Puparazzi: Petography & Pet Sitting
- Davis Pet Sitting by Krissy - UCD pre-vet, grooming, training, pet photography
Davis Pet Nanny
- Davis Pet Services
- Dixon Pet Resort - Outside Davis, but not by much, and on the way if you're headed towards the bay
- Elizabeth's Pet Sitting - a UCD/Prevet graduate with a Bachelors in Animal Science.
- For The Luv Of Pets
- A Home Away Kennels
- John Dudek, a local high school student in the Mace Ranch area.
- LovelyKare, Pet Services - a veterinarian offering grooming, overnight and day care, sitting and more...
- Matt's Petsitting Service
- Pawies Pet Services - Pet Sitting, Dog walking, and other Pet Services
- Paws N' Claws Petsitting - You Play, We Stay! :)
- The Pet Care Pros - Local pet sitter
- Pitter Patter Pet Care - Professional pet care and dog walking services
- Precious Cargo Pet Taxi
- Kelsey's Companion Care - UCD/Pre-Vet Graduate with a specialization in Animal Behavior. Licensed, Bonded, and Insured.
- Purrfection Pet Watch
- Rent-A-Friend Pet Sitting
- Kitty Camp
- Sky's Dog Walking and Pet Sitting
- Solano Paw Prints
- Vet Yoko Pet Sitting
- Wag Hotels
- Woodland Veterinary Hospital
- 29 Palms Pet Resort