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Pet Sitters to Hire in Singapore if You’re Going on a Vacay Without Your Pooch
by: The Beat Asia
Going on a vacation but can’t take your pooch with you? Or maybe you’ll be gone for the day and don’t want to leave your pet home alone?
Pet sitters, the mighty guardians promising to look after your furry four-legged companions, may be the next big thing in what seems to be a lucrative pet business. While it’s not a novel concept, pet sitting is going to great lengths in the form of fancy hotel-like accommodations, dedicated “caregivers,” web cam access for pet owners, and more.
Want your good boy to experience these, too? Check out these pet sitters we’ve found in Singapore.
Petpause has been serving dogs of all sizes since 1976. Branding itself as a “luxurious dog hotel,” Petpause features fully airconditioned rooms with orthopaedic beds and raised food bowls, as well as an indoor play area and 24/7 surveillance. Pet owners are also given daily video updates on their furkids to keep your mind at peace while you’re away.
Rates start at S$38 per day for one cat or S$52 per day for a dog. For its premium suite, prepare to fork out S$92 per day.
Location: 59 Sungei Tengah Road Blk W #01-54
Wagging Tails N Playful Paws
This dog sitter in Singapore offers a range of services from daycare to overnight stay. If you’re too busy at work and don’t have time to walk your dog, you can hire them to do it on your behalf for S$30 (30 minutes) or S$58 (60 minutes). If you’re traveling and can’t bring your paw-some friend, you can avail of their boarding services for S$65 to S$80 per day, depending on the size of your dog. That includes daily outdoor walks and daycare under the company’s trained staff. Wagging Tails N Playful Paws also has an indoor swimming pool for a separate fee of S$40 to S$56. Swimming is a great way to boost your pooch’s stamina and confidence, and helps with weight loss.
Location: 40 Yio Chu Kang Road Yio Chu Kang
PetBacker is an all-in-one stop for your furry four-legged companion’s essentials. Its extensive online directory allows you to search for pet walkers, boarding and grooming services, and daycare across the city-state. You can view the dog walker’s profile including their background, areas they cover, photos with pets, and rate. You can also see reviews from previous customers to ensure that your pooch is in good hands.
Pawtraits offers pet grooming, pet boarding, spa treatment, and studio photography for your furry kids. Pet boarders are given a clean and stress-free environment where they can play and relax while waiting for their hoomans. If you want to pamper your dog, avail of Pawtraits’ rejuvenating treatments such as herb spa and Dead Sea mud spa.
Location: 96 Yio Chu Kang Road S545574
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The Beat Asia got the chance to speak with Allen Lord Zaragoza Villanueva, who is currently working as the Operations Manager at Sunny Chong and has been training pups for almost five years