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Old 04.08.2015, 08:40
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At home boarding for dogs?

Hi in the UK our whippet used to go to some one who ran an 'at home boarding' if that's what it's called? Not kennels, the dogs just stayed in her house as if they were at home. Our Whip would not cope well in kennels and so I am looking for something supimilar in Or around Basel dhas any one come accross this or used one that they would recommend? Any info would be much appreciated thank you
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Re: At home boarding for dogs?

I don't know Basel, so can only point you to the two portal sites where dog sitters list their services:

https://petsitting24.ch
https://www.betreut.ch/tierbetreuung

Note that both sites require registration and payment of a membership fee to get access to carer's details. You can browse, however, to see if perhaps someone meeting your criteria is listed.

Beyond that, try Rent-a-Rentner, a portal where folks who are retired offer their services - for all manner of jobs, not only pet care:
http://www.rentarentner.ch

And of course, place an ad here on EF.

EF member Peg A used to offer dog care in Basel. She hasn't been active here in quite some time, though - don't know if she is still doing so.

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Do be aware, however, that anyone caring for a dog in return for pay is subject to training course requirements. What courses need to be done depends on the number of dogs cared for at one time. With 5 or fewer, the carer only needs the SKN courses, the same courses that an owner is required to take. Makes sense that anyone being paid to look after a dog have the same knowledge as an owner is required to have.

Caring for more dogs requires more in depth courses, the FBA or Tierpfleger diplomas.

You can read more here:
Requirements For Dog Care Providers

The reason I am bringing this up is that the onus falls on you, the dog owner, to ensure that the person you pay to care for your dog is in compliance. You are the one who can get fined, your insurance might refuse cover in case of an accident if it is found that your carer is not compliant.

Unfortunately, many dog carers are not compliant, even those listed on public sites. Again, the onus on you is to check for credentials as the liability rests with you.

The cost of in-home care is all over the ball park, by the way.

To give you an ideal, the average for someone in my area who takes a dog into his/her own home is 100 per day. The average for a carer who stays in your home to care for your dog is 200 per day. I have no idea what costs are in Basel.

I hope you find appropriate care. I know how difficult it is to find someone willing and able to offer the kind of care you need.
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Old 04.08.2015, 09:59
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Yikes! Thank you, will definitely be very careful ... Will check out the sites too! So difficult can't put her in kennels she would just be so unhappy! Looks like I have some serious research ahead of me!
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Yikes! Thank you, will definitely be very careful ... Will check out the sites too! So difficult can't put her in kennels she would just be so unhappy! Looks like I have some serious research ahead of me!
Dont forget that some kennels are better than others. Just an idea but you may even be able to organise a dog walker from petsitting 24 to exercise your dog. And some kennels may do this too.

Good luck.
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Re: At home boarding for dogs?

I know such "home boarding" dog sitters and I recommend them to everyone in the area, but they are located in Effretikon. Is it too far?
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I know such "home boarding" dog sitters and I recommend them to everyone in the area, but they are located in Effretikon. Is it too far?
Hi Heksita, it says on google maps the the journey would tai 1 1/2 hours … I think that is a too far, what a shame … thank you trying to help!
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Yikes! Thank you, will definitely be very careful ... Will check out the sites too! So difficult can't put her in kennels she would just be so unhappy! Looks like I have some serious research ahead of me!
We are not too far from Basel and the assistant at the veterinarian's office recommended this kennel to us in PLZ 4458 Eptingen. We have not visited or tried it. Most kennels will let you do a trial stay.

Here is the link, be sure to switch the language to English. (top right corner of the page).
http://www.hunde-land.ch/?lang=en
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We are not too far from Basel and the assistant at the veterinarian's office recommended this kennel to us in PLZ 4458 Eptingen. We have not visited or tried it. Most kennels will let you do a trial stay.

Here is the link, be sure to switch the language to English. (top right corner of the page).
http://www.hunde-land.ch/?lang=en
Thank you for sharing this info ... will look into it!
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Re: At home boarding for dogs?

Hi, I board dogs in my home up to 4 max. I have 3 standard poodles of my own. I find that 100chf a day is terribly expensive as here in Neuchatel we only ask between 20-27chf a day. What cities are asking that much?
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Re: At home boarding for dogs?

There is a great home pension for dogs in the mountains above the village of Couvet in NE- but they only take female dogs.

Their price is 30CHF or 27 for very small dog breeds.

http://www.hautderiau.ch/website07/franz/acces.html

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Hi, I board dogs in my home up to 4 max. I have 3 standard poodles of my own. I find that 100chf a day is terribly expensive as here in Neuchatel we only ask between 20-27chf a day. What cities are asking that much?
Primrose, most of the petsitters charging on average CHF 100 per day will only take one client's dog (or dogs) at a time.

If you are caring for multiple clients' dogs at the same time, that is a different type of sitting, reflecting different pricing.

Some dogs cannot live with unknown dogs, hence the need for sitters who limit the dogs they care for to one family group at a time.

CHF 100 for care in the client's home and CHF 200 for in-home care is common in the greater ZH area.

It's good that you brought this up, though, as whether or not the sitter is caring for your dog exclusively is a question that dog owners should make sure ask while researching care options.


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Prices are all over the ballpark, those quoted are what is commonly charged, you will find variations everywhere. In addition to the number of dogs cared for at one time, other factors that affect pricing include the individual needs of the dog, what the sitter can offer in the daily routine, how much time the sitter spends with the client's dog vs other commitments, the client's expectations. And, of course, whether the sitter is working legally and is compliant with education requirements. You will find, though, that some of the people working illegally charge very high prices...

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