Should I board my cat or have a cat sitter come to the house?

It's hard to decide what's best for your kitty—especially when you're planning to be away from home for more than a few days. At Bon Voyage Pet Sitting, we believe that keeping your cat in their usual environment is the most comfortable and stress-free option for them. We'll visit several times a day, pay close attention to how your kitty is acting and do everything we can to make them feel like everything is normal. We'll even sleepover if you'd like!

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Here are some additional reasons to keep your pet at home and stay away from boarding:


  • Reduced Stress. Your pet stays in its own familiar secure environment where all the sights, smells and sounds say "Home!"

  • Diet and Exercise. Customary diet and exercise routines are followed, with no interruption to upset your pet.

  • No "Travel Trauma". Travel in a vehicle to boarding facility or kennel may upset your pet.

  • Health Concerns. With a pet sitter, there is minimal exposure to illness of other animals.

  • T L C. Most importantly, your pet receives love and personal attention while you are away.


  • Travel. You won't be inconvenienced or upset by transporting your pet outside of San Francisco.

  • No Imposition. You don't have to impose on a friend, neighbor or relative to care for your pet, but instead rely on a pet care professional who will put you pet's needs first.

  • Security. Your San Francisco home is made more secure by the crime deterrent services provided by most pet-sitting services.

  • Peace of Mind. While you're away, you can feel confident your pet is in capable, caring hands.

  • Special Services. Pet sitters can provide additional home services while caring for your pet, such as watering plants and bringing in the mail.