We are a professional pet sitting and dog walking company which began in Columbia, South Carolina 15 years ago. Our journey isn’t unique, but our outlook on handling the difficulties we faced and what we did to overcome them are.
We started our business when we encountered a problem while our dogs became sick visiting the local kennel. As most pet owners agree, we didn’t want this situation to be repeated. We searched around within our surrounding area for solutions and didn’t find a match that suited our needs. A kennel was no longer an option, and asking family and friends to help seem like such an imposition.
We decided to start our own business after researching other pet sitting companies but didn’t find a model that matched what we were looking to achieve. Hitting a closed doggie door, we regathered our pack and started out on our new venture. We knew what we were looking for and believed that there were other pet owners who desired the same. We used our knowledge of dogs and animals in general and applied a creative twist.
Finally, with pet treats in hand we started a kennel/boarding alternative that was as unique as we are. A pet sitting service that is professional, dependable, trustworthy, flexible, caring and safe.
Away Home & Pet Care was born in the Columbia, South Carolina area but since then, we’ve expanded our service to the Ogden, Utah area. We currently provide pet sitting and dog walking services to the Columbia, SC and Ogden, UT metro areas.
If you have never used a pet sitter before, we believe once you make the switch in care for your beloved fury family member you will never return to kennel or boarding care. We have been in your shoes, we understand the difficulties of finding the right care for your pet while you’re away. As with childcare, our staff are required to have complete and thorough background checks and regular review of safety, first aid, and animal behavior training classes to ensure that they provide our clients with expert care for their pets. The staff that we hire are animal lovers who are enthusiastic about caring for your pet.
We understand it can be very hard to leave behind your fury family member while you are working long hours or travel far away. The idea of moving your pet, their bed, food, toys and other essentials to a foreign location with new smells, usually of other pets they don’t know, can have a traumatizing effect on some animals, not to mention illnesses they can catch. Keeping your pet at home within their own environment where they feel comfortable and safe is by far a better option. The window they love to watch squirrels through, that familiar sofa they love to sit on while your away, the throw rug they use as a back scratcher are all comforts for them and should be for you. Your home is designed in a way that is welcoming to your beloved pet, to keep them happy and thriving. This in turn will minimize their stress, and yours.
Here are some perks to using our pet sitting service:
- We are on call every hour of every day.
- We are a full-time business which is licensed, bonded and insured. We are a legitimate business that operates with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
- We are not the “kid next door”. We have backup and contingency plans in place for your pet’s protection.
- We offer dog walking, pet sitting, administration of food and medication and show much needed love and affection.
- We offer online scheduling and free mobile updates using our state-of-the-art online customer portal.
- We match sitter to pet creating a reliable relationship between you and our staff.
- We offer a personal online customer portal for each client were you get up-to-the-minute updates while you are away.
- We have back sitters for emergency situations, so you never left high and dry.
When deciding on pet care, give us a try, we guarantee your fury friend will give our sitters a paw!