Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine

Your Dog

    Host Families
    If you're concerned about the commination at a boarding kennel or the relative isolation of an at-home pet-sitting situation, there is another potential alternative. Pets Are Inn ( To find out if there's a Pets Are Inn franchise in your community, call 1-800-248-PETS.)
    Franchise owners claim to match your dog's personality, health care needs, and lifestyle with a prescreened "host family." If your dog sleeps on your bed, for example, Pets Are Inn tries to locate a host that will accommodate that routine. Pets Are Inn even provides pick-up and drop off service for your dog.