Specialty Dog Services That Come to You

Pamper your pooch with cool specialty dog services that come to you and your dog.

These days, it’s getting easier to never leave the comfort of your home. While we would recommend getting some fresh air every once in a while, there’s no reason why you can’t make your hectic life a little more manageable. That’s why in-home specialty services for dogs are becoming increasingly popular.

They cost a bit extra, but specialty in-home dog services are worth it to busy pet owners who sometimes wish they had a helping hand. Finding the in-home help you need is just a phone call or mouse click away. Here are a few of the increasingly popular in-home dog services.

Overnight Home Care

If you’d rather not send your dog to the kennel while you’re away for the weekend, consider hiring a pet sitting service to care for your dog in your home. Boarding can be stressful for some dogs, so having someone care for your dog in your own home is worth the cost. Make sure they have the experience, bonding, and insurance necessary before leaving them in charge of your dog and your home.

Pet Taxi

It’s the best thing to happen since Uber! A Pet Taxi is a chauffeured car service that will take your dog to vet or groomer appointments, or shuttle your dog to the kennel for boarding. Pet transportation services are popping up all over the country. Working out of the Greater Los Angeles area, Pets to Vets is a perfect example. When the driver is a registered veterinary technician, veterinary assistant or experienced animal handler, there’s no need to worry about whether or not your pet is in good hands. No matter where your pet needs to go, these professionals promise to get your pooch to where he needs to go safely.

Dog Walking

One of the most common canine services available, professional dog walkers have never been busier. When you don’t have the time to get home during the day to let your dog outside, a pet walker will come to your home to walk your dog. Dog walking services offer many different levels of care, ranging from a quick walk to a full day of companionship and play.

Pet Massage

Being a dog is tough…and everyone needs a spa day! One of the exclusive specialty pet services available is an in-home massage for your dog. It may sound frivolous, but this service is a lifesaver for older dogs who can’t get around like they used to.  A massage can help keep a dog’s joints and muscles stay limber, while also relieving pain and soreness associated with arthritis and other medical conditions. If you need a place to start looking for an experienced canine masseuse, the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure & Massage (NBCAAM) is a wonderful resource tool. Its Certified Practitioner Listing gives you the names of masseuses in your area.

Pet Health Services

We hate to leave our dog home alone if he’s sick or has special needs. In-home pet health care services are ideal for those who want peace of mind. These professionals will come to your home to give your pet his medications and check to see how your pet is doing. Pet care professionals can also administer injections and monitor IV fluids.

Meet the Author: Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic is the Editor of Petguide.com, the flagship site to over 70 different pet communities, which offers pet parents a one-stop-info-shop for all things dog and cat related. Amy's been with PetGuide since the beginning, guided by the wisdom of her Shih Tzu mix and furry roommate, Oscar. Together, this pet power couple has their paw on the pulse of the pet industry, sniffing out trends, advice, news, tasty treat recipes and other tail-wagging stories.

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