Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why should I choose a professional pet sitter over a family member or friend?
A: Caring for your pets may strain relationships with neighbors, friends or family members if they feel it is a burden. Common issues that can arise are forgetting to show up, overfeeding, missed medications or meals, and not recognizing the need for veterinary attention. When you hire a professional pet sitter, you have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your pet is being cared for just as you would.
Q: What does your pet sitting service include?
A: You and your pet’s specific needs will be determined during the initial consultation but generally, you can expect animals to be fed, given fresh water, let out for potty breaks/have cages or litter boxes cleaned, and of course given lots of love! Included at no additional charge is care for your home; you can expect your mail to be taken in, garbage is taken out, plants watered, and more.
Q: How will I know my pet is being cared for and that everything went well?
A: During your initial consultation, you are able to specify how you would like to receive updates and how often. It’s perfectly understandable to miss your pets while you’re away, we never want you to feel bad about checking in on them! For regular dog walking, an online pet care diary keeps you up to date on how each visit went.
Q: My pet has special needs, can you accommodate them?
A: No matter what needs your pet has, you can be assured they will be met compassionately. We can administer medications like pills and insulin shots. We adore seniors and special needs pets!
Q: Do you work on holidays?
A: Absolutely! Due to the high volume of demand on these days, a $20 one-time holiday fee will be added to any booking for the following holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve.
Q: What happens if my pet gets sick while I’m away?
A: Every attempt will be made to contact you in the event your pet falls ill so you can make decisions about how to proceed. You will be asked to sign a waiver for medical care of your pet during the initial consult. If you can’t be reached, your pet will be taken to your regular veterinarian or another qualified veterinarian if your regular vet is unavailable. You will be responsible for payment of veterinary bills.
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