In-home sitters and kennels in Kingston for your next trip

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If you have a great vacation planned, you may need to find someone to take care of your beloved pet while you’re away. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to take our furry best friends with us when we travel. An in-home pet sitter or pet boarding house can make this period less stressful for you and your pets by providing all the love and care that they need while you are away. These are some of the best pet-sitting services and kennels in Kingston, ON.

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1. Petmate Homesitting

Serving species
Cat Bird Reptile Small Animal
Food water Mobile service Dog walking Litter box cleaning Cage cleaning

As one of the oldest in-home pet sitting businesses in Kingston, ON, Petmate Homesitting was founded in 1989 by Brian Knapp because of his passion for animal care and his belief that kennels didn’t suit every pet. Today, Petmate Homesitting offers special care for cats and small animals, such as gerbils, guinea pigs, lizards, and birds. They provide drop-in visits, play and socialization, food and water replenishment, and medication administration, as well as drop-in exercise for larger animals (though they do not provide broader dog-sitting services).

Petmate Homesitting is a fully insured and bonded business.

2. Thousand Islands Dog Resort

Serving species
Food water Daycare Kennel boarding Dog walking

Located just outside of Kingston and an easy drive from the downtown area on County Road 2, Thousand Islands Dog Resort has been a staple of pet care in the town for more than 40 years. They offer spacious and empathetic boarding and daycare services for dogs of all sizes and dispositions. The team at Thousand Islands can feed, exercise, and play with your dog, and they can also administer any necessary medications while you’re away. They have four outdoor areas where dogs can play, and if you have a nervous or reactive dog, they can provide separate areas for them to play and explore without stress.

Thousand Islands Dog Resort is fully insured and bonded for your pet’s safety and your peace of mind.

3. On Your Turf

Serving species
Cat Dog
Food water Mobile service Dog walking Litter box cleaning Cage cleaning Overnight in home stays

On Your Turf is a mobile service that operates in and around Kingston, ON. Providing in-home pet care for dogs and cats, they also provide basic house-sitting services. They can care for working farms, however, this is a limited service that is not always available due to the work involved. The team at On Your Turf will exercise, feed, water, socialize, and administer medications for your pets. If you have a dog, they can also provide overnight care. For cats, they offer drop-in visits that can be tailored in number and frequency to suit your pet’s needs. While in your home, they will also bring in mail, water plants, and check the security of your property.

On Your Turf is associated with Pet Sitters International, their team is trained in pet first aid, and they are fully bonded and insured.

4. Groovytown Dog Lodge

Serving species
Fish supplies Daycare Kennel boarding Dog walking

If you have a social and happy dog, Groovytown Dog Lodge could well be the best place for them when you’re away on your next trip. They accept dogs of all sizes and ages. Their only requirement is that they play well with other dogs. If your dog meets their criteria, their daycare and boarding services are open to you. Their friendly staff is highly trained and passionate about dog care. They will feed, play with, give them any medication they may need, and make sure that they are comfortable and happy while you are away.

Groovytown Dog Lodge is fully insured and bonded. Contact them for more information.

5. Canine Country Club

Serving species
Daycare Kennel boarding Dog walking

Canine Country Club provides a refined and welcoming environment for dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds. They offer overnight boarding and daycare services in their modern facility, which has plenty of outdoor exercise space. They have a staff of knowledgeable, passionate pet care professionals who will provide food, water, exercise, play, and medication as needed while giving your dog plenty of love and care.

Canine Country Club is fully insured and bonded. Contact them for more information.

Prepare your pet for a visit from the sitter

When leaving your pets with a sitter or boarding house, there are some steps you can take to prepare them for the experience. After all, being without you is stressful for your pets, even if they are in their own home. If your pet is staying in your house, arrange a meet-and-greet with the sitter so that your pet can get to know them, and make sure that you have plenty of everything they need, such as food and medicine, for the time you are away. If you are sending your pet to a kennel or boarding house, make sure you send some familiar items, such as toys, with them alongside any medication that they may need. Finally, if you have any concerns about your pet's health or stress levels, book a virtual vet appointment with Vetster to discuss these concerns before you leave for your trip.

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