Petsitters in Tokyo

Here is a good article from Japan Today about finding a petsitter in Tokyo.

What to do when your pet can’t join you on vacation? In Japan, one option is to board it in a pet hotel — which sounds like a good idea, but can be a nightmare. Some kennels charge exorbitant rates and cram your beloved animal into the cat- or dog-sized equivalent of a six-mat apartment.

It was the poor condition of local pet hotels that inspired Lene Borup Kimura, a Danish woman who moved to Japan 3 1/2 years ago, to start a sitting service in 2005. Being an avid dog lover who missed her companion back home, Kimura saw an opportunity to spend time with animals while helping people in need.

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