When you go away, who takes care of your pets?Websites geared towards foreigners in the Czech Republic are often littered with posts by pet owners. Sadly, many of these posts are from people seeking to give away a pet – the owners are moving and aren’t willing to pay to take the pet with them; the owners suddenly developed an allergy; one of the owners is pregnant.Many posts, however, are simply from owners seeking reliable care for their pets when they are away. The following is a list of some of the petsitters in and around Prague.DoginniThis website brings together dog sitters from around the country. Enter your location and start and end dates for your needs, and the search engine will bring up a list of available dog sitters. This list will be emailed to you. While you are away, you will receive status updates and photos of your dog. The company offers a money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the services you receive. The website is in Czech and English.PetlandPet sitting is provided in Prague and the surrounding area. Domestic animals, farm animals, and exotic animals are all cared for, and the sitter will also water your plants, take out the garbage, and bring in the mail. To keep thieves and/or unscrupulous neighbors from knowing that you are absent from your home, the sitters do not wear uniforms. Pets can also be cared for at the company’s premises. Petland is insured for up to CZK 5 million. The website is in Czech, English, Spanish, Russian, and French.ZooServicePets are cared for in their own homes. Overnight sitting is offered. Dogs, cats, and other small domestic animals are cared for. The website is in Czech and English.HolidayCatCats are cared for in their own homes in Prague, Pilsen, Kralupy nad Vltavou, Kladno, and Brno, as well as the surrounding areas. The company provides services all year. It is insured for up to CZK 1 million. Customers will receive a daily photo of their cat while they are away. The website is in Czech and English.FETCH PetsThis company is run by a Czech woman who is fluent in English. She provides dog sitting at her home or the client’s, and cat sitting at the client’s home. Other domestic animals can be cared for at her home or the client’s place. The website is in English only.Dog Sitting PragueDog sitting can be provided at your home, or at the company’s premises (in the latter scenario, dogs are walked a minimum of 3 times a day). The company is insured for up to CZK 5 million. One of the company’s other websites, Cat Sitting Prague (a link is available on the Dog Sitting Prague page) offers, of course, cat sitting services. Cat sitting is also provided either at the client’s home or the company’s premises. As with Petland, no uniforms are worn when visiting the client’s place. The websites are in English.
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