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Taking care of Fido and Fluffy when you can't
-- Overnight boarding dogs: $14 to $39 (and more) per night.
-- Overnight boarding cats: $9 to $15 (and more) per night.
-- Doggie daycare: $12 per day. Add more for play sessions.
-- Pet sitting: $16 for a half-hour visit to include feeding, potty breaks, medicine if needed, love and attention. Additional walks $5 per 15 minutes.

Per year averages
-- Cats: $255.
-- Dogs: $273.

Sources: Stone Henge Kennels and Williamsburg Pet Resort, Williamsburg, Va.; Lucky Dog Enterprises, Colorado Springs, Colo.; American Pet Products Association.

The fine print: Boarding prices will vary by region, time of year and by the size of the dog. Some kennels offer a discount for the second dog in the family. Any facility that describes itself as a resort might be more costly.


 

 

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