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If you plan to leave your dog at home during the eight hours or so while you’re at work, or if you just plan to be out of the house for a while, your pooch is going to at least need a potty break and maybe a bit more care. There are several options when it comes to caring for your dog when you leave the house.

A doggy daycare can be a fun place for your pup to meet fellow canines and fight loneliness. A dog walker will provide your pooch with some company and a nice bit of exercise, along with a much-needed chance to do their business outside. A pet sitter will give your dog even more companionship through the day while your away and address any of your dog’s special needs.

Whether you ultimately go with doggy daycare or instead choose to hire dog walker or sitter depends on the needs of your pup and the quality of each option in your area. Either way, you’ll want to check references for any potential caretaker and ensure that he or she can respond to medical emergencies. Here are a few things to consider when picking someone to take care of your dog while you’re away from home.

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