We’ve all been there – the moment when vacation plans are set, bags are packed, and excitement fills the air. However, there’s one lingering concern that tugs at our hearts as we schedule our departure: what do we do with our furry friends?

Leaving Our Furry Pals Behind: The Challenge of Travel

While embarking on a new journeys may be exhilarating, leaving our pets behind can be a challenging experience. Fortunately, there are options to ensure their well-being and happiness while we’re away. The most common choices are dog boarding and dog sitting, but these options can differ significantly in terms of responsibility and reliability.

Dog Sitting: A Mixed Bag of Possibilities

Entrusting the care of your dog to an individual, either at your home or theirs, while you are away, requires a big leap of faith. It’s a concept that comes with a mix of advantages and potential pitfalls. Yes, many pet sitters are responsible, caring, and committed to their roles. They offer companionship, regular feeding, walks, and even playtime, mimicking your pet’s daily routine as closely as possible.

However, things can quickly become unpredictable – particularly if your dog or cat sitter is not a relative or close friend of the family.

Despite the best intentions of a sitter, there’s always the risk of last-minute cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances. This situation can leave pet owners in a bind, scrambling to find an alternative solution. Furthermore, without a proper system of checks, balances, and continuous monitoring – there’s no way to truly know that your sitter is fulfilling their responsibilities effectively and appropriately. Or, in some cases, at all.

Dog Boarding: Reliability and Peace of Mind

On the other hand, dog boarding facilities like Dog Mountain Pet Resort provide a more structured and secure option. These dedicated establishments are designed to prioritize the comfort and well-being of your pets, offering a range of services and features that ensure your furry friend is in capable hands.


Dog Mountain Pet Resort, for example, offers a more structured and secure pet care solution. Nestled in a 16,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility on 6 acres of land, it’s more than just a boarding center – it’s an outright haven for pets. Our dedicated establishment prioritizes your pets’ comfort and well-being, offering a wide range of services beyond boarding, including daycare, training, and bathing.

A World of Options

Featuring 133 VIP suites for overnight stays, a cat-only area, and a stunning in-ground pool, Dog Mountain Pet Resort sets itself apart with its sheer dedication to creating a pet-friendly paradise. But that’s not all; our resort also boasts five large indoor play areas with rollup doors connecting to outside play areas, providing ample space for frolics and fun. With nine outside play areas, your pets can enjoy the sunshine while staying secure.

Exceptional Care in Every Detail

When your pet stays at Dog Mountain Pet Resort, they become part of the family. Our dedicated caregivers ensure personalized attention, creating a cozy environment that swiftly becomes a home-away-from-home. We’ve designed our resort to balance space and comfort, offering soft bedding, climate-controlled suites, and so much more.

Peace of Mind and Tail-Wagging Happiness

Deciding between dog boarding and dog sitting is a crucial choice for pet owners. While both serve the same goal, the reliability, security, and continuous care offered by Dog Mountain Pet Resort set it apart from the unpredictability of dog sitting. Don’t leave your pets’ well-being to chance; choose an option that guarantees their happiness and your peace of mind. Contact our team today to learn more and schedule a visit!