From cozy in-home sitters who’ll treat your pet like family to pet-friendly lodges that understand the art of pampering, we’ve got your back (and your pet’s too). Here’s the Cheapo guide to the best pet sitting and boarding options in the 852.

Pet sitting

Pet sitting is a service provided by individuals or professional companies where a caregiver, known as a pet sitter, takes care of your pet typically in your own home while you’re away.

This personalised, tail-wagging experience is designed to keep your pets happy, at ease, and entertained in the comfort of their own kingdom.

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Got a pooch that suffers from anxiety, or perhaps an elderly kitty? Pet sitting can help maintain a steady routine, and pet sitters are generally adept at catering to a variety of specific needs.

Compare pet sitting services

ServicePriceLinks
TrustedHousesittersBasic Pet Parent, HK$1,099.00/year; Standard Pet Parent (with home protection, money-back guarantee, and support), HK$1,299.00/year; Premium Pet Parent (aforementioned plus airport lounge passes and cancellation insurance), HK$2,099.00/yearBook your sitter here
PetBackerFrom HK$150.00 per visitBook your sitter here or get the app.
Royal Pets HKFrom HK$320.00 for pet sitting for 2 hoursBook your sitter here
Senior CIDFrom HK$220.00 and HK$210.00 for 1 hour of dog and cat sitting respectively (up to 2 pets each)Book your sitter here
PawshakeVaries depending on sitter, location, and durationBook your sitter here or get the app.
FurrenzFrom HK$135.00 for 30 minutesBook your sitter here.
Pet Sitting DiaryFrom HK$198.00 for 30 minutesBook your sitter here.

TrustedHousesitters

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Trusted HouseSitters is a reputable platform providing reliable pet sitting services globally. Established to connect homeowners with trustworthy individuals willing to care for their pets and homes, the platform ensures peace of mind for both parties. Pet sitters undergo thorough vetting processes, including background checks and reviews.

  • Location: Various locations.
  • Services: House sitting
  • Animal Type: All pets welcome.
  • Price: Basic Pet Parent, HK$1,099.00/year; Standard Pet Parent (with home protection, money-back guarantee, and support), HK$1,299.00/year; Premium Pet Parent (aforementioned plus airport lounge passes and cancellation insurance), HK$2,099.00/year*.
  • *Annual membership required.

    PetBacker

    Not limited to the S.A.R., PetBacker is a global service boasting a network of sitters across the world. The platform is easy to use: input your dates, needs, and pet type, and within minutes you can receive five quotes from surrounding sitters. Note that the price and quality of service may vary depending on the sitter, but with over 800 in Hong Kong, there are plenty of options to choose from. PetBacker is also known for offering complementary insurance and proactive customer support, as well as a handy app.

  • Location: 800+ sitters across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories.
  • Services: House sitting, pet boarding, dog walking, bathing, grooming, feeding, pet-taxi, and daycare.
  • Animal Type: All pets welcome.
  • Price: From HK$150.00; rates vary depending on the sitter.
  • Royal Pets HK

    This all-in-one pet platform offers a spectrum of services. Other than pet sitting, through Royal Pets HK, you can have an expert animal carer look after your pet in their own home, kennel-free.

  • Location: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories.
  • Services: Dog walking, dog sitting, dog boarding, cat visits, and pet photography.
  • Animal Type: Dogs and cats.
  • Price: From HK$320.00 for 2 hours of dog-sitting; initial meeting conducted free of charge.
  • Senior CID

    Senior CID is a pet sitting service with a difference: each pet sitter hired by this social enterprise is a senior citizen given extensive training in pet sitting with abandoned dogs. By empowering seniors to become skilled pet sitters, the service not only offers a reliable solution for pet owners, but also provides meaningful opportunities for the older generation to get involved in the work force.

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  • Location: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories.
  • Services: Dog walking, cat sitting, instant photo and video updates.
  • Animal Type: Dogs and cats.
  • Price: From HK$220.00 and HK$210.00 for 1 hour of dog and cat sitting respectively (up to 2 pets each); initial meeting conducted free of charge.
  • Pawshake

    From dog walking to home visits at your residence, Pawshake promises to cover all your pet care needs. Utilizing a secure online booking system and ensuring the credibility of the sitters through verification, you can trust that these services represent some of the finest pet care options available in the territory. Short on space? Pawshake also offers doggy day care at the pet sitter’s home.

  • Location: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories.
  • Services: Dog walking, doggy day care, dog boarding, home visit, house sitting.
  • Animal Type: Dogs and cats.
  • Price: Varies based on sitter, location, and duration.
  • Furrenz

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    Comprising a team of 15 pet sitters spread across Hong Kong and endorsed by veterinarians, Furrenz provides top-tier pet care specialists with internationally accredited qualifications. Additional services such as grooming and medication administration are also available. Expect regular email updates and photos to keep you informed about your pet’s well-being.

  • Location: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories.
  • Services: Cat sitting, dog walking, and overnight pet sitting.
  • Animal Type: Dogs, cats, and other small animals including bunnies and turtles.
  • Price: From HK$135.00 for 30 minutes.
  • Pet Sitting Diary

    This pet sitter extends home care services to unique yet adorable animals, ranging from birds and chinchillas to hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, and even reptiles. These small creatures can be especially sensitive to new environments, so Pet Sitting Diary conducts professional visits, ensuring your pets receive clean food, water, and cuddle time. Owners have the flexibility to provide specific instructions for Pet Sitting Diary to follow. The pet sitters consistently keep you informed through updates in the form of pictures and videos sent via email or WhatsApp.

  • Location: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories.
  • Services: Cat sitting, dog walking, and overnight pet sitting.
  • Animal Type: Dogs, cats, and other small animals including birds and hamsters.
  • Price: From HK$198.00 for 30 minutes; initial meeting conducted free of charge.
  • Pet boarding

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    Pet boarding refers to a service where individuals or businesses provide temporary accommodation and care for your furry (or scaly) friends. This is different from pet sitting, where the pet sitter would generally take care of your pet in your home.

    Some services (which we’ve mentioned a few of above already) also offer a happy medium: taking care of your pet in their home.

    Compare pet boarding services

    ServicePriceLinks
    Ferndae Kennels and CatteryFrom HK$250.00 per dayBook here
    SPCAFrom HK$250.00 per dayBook here
    Kennel Van DegoFrom HK$128.00 per dayBook here

    Ferndale Kennel and Cattery

    Nestled in Sai Kung, your canine and feline companions can indulge in a serene getaway accompanied by regular veterinary attention at Ferndale. Dogs get multiple, daily off-leash exercises, ensuring an active stay. And post-playtime, each pooch unwinds in an individual climate-controlled kennel, complete with their own dog bed. For feline guests, Ferndale Cattery boasts air-conditioned condos featuring various rooms, including concealed sleeping areas. Who’s the one on vacation again?

  • Location: SX-2031, Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung Country Park
  • Services: Pet boarding, pet relocation.
  • Animal Type: Dogs and cats.
  • Price: From HK$250.00 per day. Complete price list here.
  • SPCA

    Exclusively for members, SPCA caters to both cats and dogs, ensuring a comfortable and secure stay with top-notch facilities. Pets enjoy individualized attention, including daily exercise and playtime, overseen by dedicated staff. Onsite, a highly qualified veterinary team is ready to address any minor illness or emergency. Rigorous daily monitoring of food, water intake, and overall well-being ensures the prompt detection of potential health issues.

  • Location: Various locations.
  • Services: Pet boarding.
  • Animal Type: Dogs and cats.
  • Price: From HK$160.00 per day. Complete price list here.
  • Kennel Van Dego

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    Serving the community since 1981, Kennel Van Dego in Hong Kong has built a reputation for excellence in pet care services. It is renowned for its clean and spacious facilities, and extends services to a diverse range of animals, including birds, turtles, hamsters, and more. While under the care of their friendly pet sitters, your pet can indulge in additional playtime, grooming sessions, massages, and proper grooming, and avail of flea, tick, and medical treatments as needed.

  • Location: No. 1-3 Shek Hang Village, Yan Yee Road, Sai Kung
  • Services: Pet boarding, pet relocation.
  • Animal Type: Dogs, cats and other small animals.
  • Price: From HK$128.00 per night for small animals. See the complete price list here.
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