Over the years our dogs have had both pet sitters and have gone to their pet hotel. They have always liked all of the activity at the kennel but are also soooooo tired when they get home they sleep for a couple of days. Once Mack came home with a little dog bite out of his ear. I'm sure it was his fault sniffing someones privates but still no one there knew anything about it of course. Keeping animals at home with a sitter is the best option.