We are a company that was born out of necessity. After a visit to a dog boarding facility, our dogs contracted kennel cough and were sick for over a week. The kennel cough cost us much more than the cost of the dog boarding fees when we added veterinarian costs and medications – not to mention the constant worry over our pets. It wasn’t the kennel’s fault, it just goes with the territory. There were many other dogs around and ours simply caught an illness from a contagious pet. After this experience, we felt as if we were tied to the house because it was too much of an imposition to ask family and friends to care for our pets, and we simply didn’t trust the neighborhood kid. We knew there had to be a better way.
We investigated the possibility of starting a pet sitting business, but we weren’t happy with the business models of many other pet sitting companies – so we set out to create a boarding and kennel alternative that was unlike any other – and one that incorporates the highest levels of integrity and professionalism. Move ahead a few months, and Away Home & Pet Care was born in Columbia, SC. Our Columbia, SC location services the entire metro Columbia region, including Lexington, Irmo, Cayce, and West Columbia. We have expanded our business to serve other locations, and are currently operating another location in Ogden, UT which services the entire Ogden metro region, including Roy, Clearfield, Syracuse, Layton, Farmington, West Haven, and Kaysville.
If you’ve never used a pet sitter before, we’re confident that once you give us a try, you’ll never use a kennel or boarding facility again. Each of our pet sitters undergoes a rigorous background investigation and attends regular training on various topics such as animal behavior, training and first-aid. All of our sitters are mature, dependable adults who have a passion for animals.
We have an upstanding reputation within our community for being trustworthy, reliable and dependable so you can trust us in your home. Allow us to be a pet sitter for your best bud when you’re out of town or provide a lunch break playmate when you’re working long hours. The best part about hiring us over a traditional kennel is that your pet stays at home where they’re most comfortable. No stress for them, and no hassle for you. We offer services above and beyond that of a kennel or boarding facility as well. Other services include sick pet sitting, house sitting, litter box cleaning, poop scoop for your yard and even a pet taxi. You run your errands, and we’ll take care of transporting your pets to theirs.