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Fri, Oct 5 | By Matt Van Hoven | 192

For those of us that have to find housing for our pets when we travel, choosing where to leave our furry companions can be difficult. But an Arizona company that opened in 2004 is taking boarding to the next level. Sleepover Rovers pai… more ›

New Breed of Doggie Day Care
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Melanie
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Melanie
5 years ago

Definitely a better arrangment!

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Barbara K.
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Barbara K.
6 years ago

I have a responsible pet sitter come in (a business). I think it's less stressful for the pet to stay at home.

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Billie R.
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Billie R.
6 years ago

That's a great plan.

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Sharon S.
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Sharon S.
6 years ago

I use to house my late dog in a kennel. She got fleas so bad, it was months before we got her cleared up. I would not do that again. However, I like the idea of personalized care for my pet. I would definitely use this service if it was available in my area. This is the same concept of having a friend come in and care for your dog or keeping it at their house. I'm all for it.

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NTGuru
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NTGuru
6 years ago

It does sound a lot better than being housed in a kennel. The owners and sitters could establish a relationship & the dog could get the best of both worlds.

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Mary P.
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Mary P.
6 years ago

Now thats a cool idea!

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donna w.
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donna w.
6 years ago

i have 6 cats - don't think anyone would want them all at once :)

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Jamie
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Jamie
6 years ago

I dont know how I feel about a complete stranger being in my house or my pet being with a complete stranger.

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Teresa K.
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Teresa K.
6 years ago

I think the service is great.For the animals and people alike.A lot of senior citizens can gain lost feeling of worth and satisfaction by having a purpose again and someone who counts on them.

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penny m.
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penny m.
6 years ago

Thwew ia a service her that does that it's expensive but worth it tot heowners. I have dont it for friends.

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collyn f.
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collyn f.
6 years ago

it seems like a good idea... i may have to look more into this though

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Sarah H.
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Sarah H.
6 years ago

We've always had cousins stop by and feed and play with our dogs while we are on vacation but this sounds great. I think I'd even want to take in other peoples animals and watch them.

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cathi g.
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cathi g.
6 years ago

this is fantastic idea. i have always been fortunate to have neighbor kids watch my dogs in my home. my daughter also pet sits in peoples homes. its a real mind easer for the pet owner.

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Tami T.
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Tami T.
6 years ago

This is a great idea!

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Tonycat
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Tonycat
6 years ago

Great idea. Much better than kenneling.

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Jami  G.
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Jami G.
6 years ago

I think that is sweet, it's like doggie babysitting. And it would do a world of good for a lonely person/senior.

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Jenn
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Jenn
6 years ago

That's a great idea.

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Shirley B.
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Shirley B.
6 years ago

I love this idea. Of course, it would depend on the individual dog's personality. Please let us know when it reaches the east coast. If my regular kennel is full, this would be a good alternative.

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Felicia
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Felicia
6 years ago

whatever works for the owner of the pet

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Michelle R.
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Michelle R.
6 years ago

My dogs don't work well with other dogs outside their circle. Open play times scare them. Any way, it's probably extremely expensive. I'm happy with the doggy place we go to and so are my dogs.

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AbbyScott
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AbbyScott
6 years ago

Would be good for anixous dogs who don't do well boarding and for people for don't know anyone trustworthy to help out.

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RayneStorm
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RayneStorm
6 years ago

Whatever works for the doggy owner.

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Zoolover
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Zoolover
6 years ago

I think this sounds like a great idea. I have pet sited before and loved it. I even potty trained a dog for someone too. I have also fostered Mama and kittens for the shelter.

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Rjonesyyy
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Rjonesyyy
6 years ago

I always suggest to people that they really look into anyone that is going to care for the pets or children. We always have people that come into our shelter looking for pet sitters which is a great idea instead of trying to ask neighbors who may not care for your animal.

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Beaglemutz
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Beaglemutz
6 years ago

Yes, though neighbors mean well, they may not be the best at follow through or provide good care. They should be checked out too, you never know!

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Beaglemutz
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Beaglemutz
6 years ago

As with any daycare or overnight boarding, you should check the situation out thoroughly. I know someone who has dogs stay at her home as she is awesome.

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Mainergal
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Mainergal
6 years ago

I dont think I could leave my dog at a stranger's house, that would be too weird.

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Shirley B.
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Shirley B.
6 years ago

I'm sorry. This idea is totally unacceptable to me. I do not want strangers having access to my computer and sleeping in my bed.

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Lisa
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Lisa
6 years ago

It dies seem to have a good setup, with screening the sitters, and I am not a big fan of the kennel situation. I'd much rather have one person responsible for my dogs than a group who "doesn't know how" the dog got hurt at the kennel.

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Amber M.
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Amber M.
6 years ago

I would love a program like that where I am from. It would have to be ery very strict screening though. Plus I would want to see them enteract with my pets several times before I left them anywhere

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Beaglemutz
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Beaglemutz
6 years ago

I think I've found my new post-retirement job! I would be interested in their screening techniques as I would be very, very picky about who gets to stay with my pups.

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George P.
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George P.
6 years ago

We always have a friend come and stay at our house. One who knows the dogs well and they listen too. But I could see this service working. The sitters are screened so that is a plus. I am sure they do background checks and stuff.

Might be a good thing for folks who are new in town.

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betty p.
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betty p.
6 years ago

We have "Uncle" Ted who comes and stays at our house. He is a good friend and the dogs love him. A housesitter is a must. But for somebody who might be new to an area and not know anybody to trust, I could see this as a good service.

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karen
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karen
6 years ago

I agree that having your pet stay in his own environment is less traumatizing for them, however, not sure how I would feel having a stranger stay in my home.

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Jessica R.
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Jessica R.
6 years ago

neat idea

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Getta S.
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Getta S.
6 years ago

Great idea,but I am one of those that worry about what ifs.I try to get a family member/s or someone I know personally to watch and care for my guys.

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Ed D.
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Ed D.
6 years ago

Good idea, but yeah, that's not much screening. I foster dogs for a shelter ... of course, it would be easier if one of my dogs weren't such a brat. I have to screen pretty carefully before I bring other dogs home!

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Margene  W.
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Margene W.
6 years ago

It is good that they go through screening process so that only certain dogs stay with people who understand that breed and can handle them.Better be careful though-you are liable to have some people just dump dogs off on you.

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PackLeader1
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PackLeader1
6 years ago

Neat idea, but I leave my animals at home and have responsible friends care for them and in return I care for their pets when they go away. A win win situation for us and them.Plus its free.

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Gracie88
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Gracie88
6 years ago

Kind of a cool idea, but I prefer that my pets stay at home and a friend comes to feed them.

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Bob C.
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Bob C.
6 years ago

I think that it is a great service. I have informally done it on my own. One of my coworkers stays with my dogs when I go on vacation. I think alot of vet techs will also house sit if you ask them.

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Daniel P.
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Daniel P.
6 years ago

It seems like an interesting idea, but i dont know how i would feel with someone living with my dog or cat...

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Ourstaff
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Ourstaff
6 years ago

I think it is a great idea. The owner can travel knowing that their pets are safe. The people who provide the care can earn a few extra dollars.

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Kim W.
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Kim W.
6 years ago

Sounds like a good idea and hopefully nothing bad happens out of this idea.

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Azphun
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Azphun
6 years ago

This in an interesting idea. With the number and type of pets I have, having someone come into my home would be a lot easier on my pets and myself. It's good that they screen people that are carrying for the pets.

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Tap
6 years ago

I definately think this is the way to go. Several years ago my husband and I had moved to a new town. Shortly afterwards, he had to go in the hospital that was too far away for me to travel back and forth to from home. I put her in a kennel that I knew nothing about, only because there wasn't enough time for me to research,. When I picked Bubba up a week later which was a few days earlier than I had told them I would pick her up, I had to wait in the lobby about forty-five minutes before they brought her out to me. I sat waiting wondering what was going on. I was horrified! She had not been brushed the entire week, and she had been shedding. She was glassey eyed. Could barely stand up. She didn't recognize me and had obviously been drugged. They had told me they had no trouble with her and she had been happy! I was too angry at the time to say anything but I went back later and gave them a piece of my mind. I figured if they would lie to me about one thing they would lie to me about anything. So yes, If you can get someone to care for your pet in your home, give them a hug. Everyone will be happier.

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Rlhime
6 years ago

I'm glad something like this is going on. It's a great service to provide.

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Karen S.
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Karen S.
6 years ago

I think this is a great service bit I believe it should be used only when owners travel. Why do people need it for day care? Lots of dogs stay at home alone during the day!

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Gizmo755
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Gizmo755
6 years ago

This is a great idea. I'm really glad they have rigorous screening process. That would make me feel better about someone coming into my home to take of my animals.

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Charlotte C.
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Charlotte C.
6 years ago

Could be a good idea but I can easily imagine people having trouble with this service.

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CORIU
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CORIU
6 years ago

what a smart idea!

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