In-home sitters and boarding in Fredericksburg for your next trip

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If you live in Virginia, whether you’re gearing up for a big trip, you’ve got a long weekend planned, or you just need to work longer hours than usual, finding the right in-home pet sitter can give you real peace of mind. After all, knowing you are coming home to a happy, well-cared-for pet is important. There is not a wealth of pet sitting and boarding options in Fredericksburg, but these highly rated providers in nearby cities, such as Washington and Richmond, offer versatile services that will suit your needs.

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1. Peace of Mind Pet Services

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

Peace of Mind Pet Services has served the Fredericksburg and Eastern Spotsylvania area since 2009. While they most often care for cats and dogs, their team will work with small animals, birds, and a range of exotic pets when asked. Their passionate staff generally visit between one and three times a day, but you can arrange to have them visit more than this if you feel your pet needs it. They will walk your dogs, clean cages and litter trays, play with your pets, and replenish food and water so you can go on vacation or work with full peace of mind.

Peace of Mind Pet Services is a fully bonded and insured pet-sitting company. Contact them directly for more information.

2. Bow Wow Meow Pet Services

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

Bow Wow Meow Pet Services is a versatile, high-quality pet-sitting and dog-walking service that takes care of cats and dogs of all ages and sizes. Their team can provide a range of services, including midday dog walking and daily pet sitting, which includes basic grooming, cleaning, feeding, play, and exercise. They will also administer any medications your pet may need. If you think your pet will need more intensive care and company, they also offer overnight pet-sitting services. One reason that Bow Wow Meow Pet Services is so popular is the way that they tailor each visit to suit the needs of each pet.

Bow Wow Meow Pet Services is fully bonded and insured. Contact them for more information.

3. Fetch! Pet Care

Serving species
Dog Cat Bird Small Animal Reptile
Dog walking Overnight in home stays Mobile service Food water Pick-up/drop-off Litter box cleaning Cage cleaning

Found in the city of Manassas, within easy reach of Fredericksburg, Fetch! Pet Care offers a high-quality, mobile pet-sitting service to animals of every shape, size, and species. Whether your beloved pet has fur, feathers, scales, or a shell, their team will provide daytime visits, overnight care, and lots of love and attention. They will first schedule a session to discuss your pet's needs and are happy to make adjustments to ensure that your pet is as happy as it can be while you are away.

All sitters at Fetch! Pet Care are fully bonded and insured, and are required to pass a background check.

4. Four Paws Pet Resort

Serving species
Daycare Dog walking Food water Kennel boarding

If you need someone to provide round the clock care for your canine friend, Four Paws Pet Resort on Baron Park Road stands ready to serve. They accept dogs of all ages and sizes, and offer comfortable kennels for overnight and extended stays, as well as daycare services for short-term care. Four Paws Resort is located near the heart of Fredericksburg. They have a team of highly trained pet carers who can administer medication as necessary. They also have double kennels for pets that come from the same household, and ensure that dogs get plenty of love, play, and attention. They can also provide canine grooming services.

Four Paws Pet Resort is fully insured for your pet’s safety and your peace of mind.

5. Lisa’s Bed and Biscuit

Serving species
Kennel boarding Food water

Lisa’s Bed and Biscuit is a specialist dog boarding service in Fredericksburg VA. If you need to travel for a few days, or weeks, they will care for your canine companions, provide love, play, and any necessary medications. Their kennels are spacious, and multiple dogs from the same home can be housed together to minimize stress. Their team is passionate about dogs and trained to provide pet first aid in case of rough play or accidents. In short, when you leave your dogs with Lisa’s Bed and Biscuit you can be sure that they will be well-loved and cared for until you return.

Lisa’s Bed and Biscuit is a fully insured and bonded dog boarding business.

Preparing your pet for the sitter

Professional pet sitters know how to manage anxious cats and pining dogs, of course, but there are some actions you can take to ensure a smoother process. Arranging a meet and greet with your sitter before you go is a great idea, for example, because it allows your pet to familiarize themselves with this new person. You should also make sure that you have all of the medications that your pet could need while you are away. If you have concerns about your pet's health or behavior, book a virtual vet appointment to get advice from a veterinarian.

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