Our service provides your dogs, cats or other pets the care they need while you're away - right in their own home. We will feed and water your pet; exercise it; administer medicine, vitamins or other special care (shots, pills or drops) as needed and give it lots of love and playtime. We will also look after your home, giving it that "lived-in" look by bringing in mail and newspapers, adjusting lights and blinds and watering plants. You can return home at any hour of the day or night to find your home and happy pet eagerly awaiting your return.
There are many advantages to using a professional pet sitter:
Your pet remains in their familiar, secure environment
Your pet follows his customary diet and exercise routine
Your pet is NOT exposed to illnesses from other animals (as in a kennel)
Your pet receives love and personal attention while you're away
You are not inconvenienced by transporting your pet to & from a kennel (at their convenience!)
You do not have to impose on a friend, relative or neighbor
Your home is looked after with crime-deterrent services
And, best of all, you can leave home worry-free, knowing your pet and home are in good hands.
Setting Up an Initial Consultation:
When you call, we will schedule a time to meet with you and your pets. This consultation will allow your pets to meet us and become familiar with our voices and smells. In addition, this will provide time for us to discuss your pets personal needs, feeding/watering instructions, as well as home information.
The consultation is free, but we will collect payment at this time for your first set of visits. After your first set of visits, all future scheduled visits will be invoiced and you can mail us a check or pay online. At the consultation, we will also secure 2 copies of the keys which we will keep in a secure lock-box at our establishment. If you have an alarm system, we will suggest a personal code just for us to use. If you do not have dates of service at the time of the consult, a consult fee will be collected. This will be applied toward your first trip.
Dogs require a minimum of 3 visits per day (though they often do best with 4 visits per day to stay on their normal schedule). We will allow for only 2 visits per day if they have 24 hour access to a doggie door. Cats (and other pets), because they can often hide sickness until it's almost too late, are required to be seen at least once every 24 hours.
What Happens on a Visit?
When you are gone, many things have to be done on a daily basis to make certain your pets are safe, secure, comfortable and happy.We go through a 20 point checklist every time we visit with your pets.
Bringing in the mail & newspaper
Giving each pet clean, fresh water
Giving each pet the proper amount of food
Making sure each pet eats their food
Checking on the welfare of shy or reclusive pets
Giving treats (if they are allowed)
Cleaning up any “accidents” or messes that may occur
Having play time with each pet
Cleaning the litter box
Maintaining a comfort level in the home
Monitoring the condition of the home
Ensuring the house fence perimeter is secure
Changing the lighting arrangement
Making sure pets are in their proper place
Making notes for the owners
Administering medication if needed
Checking each pets condition
Re-locking the house
Disarming & Arming your security system
At each visit, we will leave a detailed note as to that visit's events and happenings so you have a complete record of our time spent with your pet. Upon your return, you will find a card requesting you to call or text us upon arriving home (regardless of the time). This insures, that should you be delayed for any reason, we will continue to make visits until we hear from you - so your pet will always be taken care of.
You are always welcome to check in (text is optimal for this) while you are away to find out how the visits are going and how your pet is doing. We know lots of Mom's and Dad's appreciate this!
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