(WXYZ) - Planning a vacation is always exciting, but figuring out who will take care of your pet while you're away can sometimes be a hassle.
Now, a new website service is hoping to change the way dog owners board their best friends-by letting them stay with other families.
The service called DogVacay has over 10,000 vetted and insured dog sitters across the country ready to treat your dog like a member of the family.
The site lists both professional dog sitters and general dog lovers who have offered to watch your dog in the comfort of their home.
The hosts set their own rates, and dog owners can decide who will be the best fit by browsing their home environment.
All reservations also include free pet insurance and customer support.
The public relations firm that represents DogVacay says there is a 5-step process that each host has to go through in order to take in dogs--including a phone interview.
DogVacay also just launched it’s new guest app this week-the app lets pet parents stay in touch with their DogVacay host and also receive push notifications of photo updates of how their pup is doing while they’re away.
You can also schedule meet-and-greets through the app to make sure the host would be a right fit for your dog.
To learn more about DogVacay or sign up to be a host, go here: http://dogvacay.com/
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