What is a pet sitter?
Pet sitting is a service which provides care for your pets in your own home. This service may be requested for a number of reasons. For example:
- You are going on vacation or a business trip.
- You work long hours and your pet needs care, a walk or a potty break during the day.
- You are temporarily unable to exercise your animal because you have just had surgery, an illness or injury.
- You need help getting your pet to his or her vet appointment while you’re busy or unable to drive.
- Your pet needs medication while you’re at work.
- You require help doing errands for your pet like picking up pet food, supplies or taking your pet for daycare or grooming.
- You want back up at-the-ready in case an emergency or disaster strikes while you are away.
Hiring a pet sitter lets you relax knowing that you’ve left your pet in a safe, familiar and comfortable environment…with someone who knows and cares for him or her.
Most loving families know that their pets will be happier overall if they can remain at home whenever they can’t come with you. Your pet sitter will make this possible.
Why use a pet sitter?
Pet owners hire pet sitters for their pets, just like they hire a nanny or beloved baby sitter for their kids. Your pet sitter will care for your pets in much the same way too. Pet sitters document and follow your specific instructions.
Some of what your pet sitter will do:
- Feed, provide fresh water, walk/exercise, play, brush, give medications, clean up “accidents”, scoop litter, pickup yard, monitor health and safety of each pet.
- Take in mail, newspapers, check doors, windows, change lighting, care for plants, take out trash/recycle, give your home the “lived-in look”.
- Take pets to vet appointments, pickup or drop off from daycare, purchase/deliver pet food and supplies, run other pet errands per your request.
Use a pet sitter to make sure your pet is less stressed by your being away. Your pets will remain in their own familiar surroundings, stay on their own diet and exercise plan, and have someone to reassure, love, and play with them while you are gone.
It is important to point out that your pet sitter and your pet must feel comfortable together. If your pet growls, snaps, claws, or exhibits other aggressive behavior with the pet sitter, they will not be a candidate for pet sitting and you will need to use another pet care option. This is also true if your pet has a history of biting or attacking other people or animals, or if your pet is destructive, runs away from home or barks continuously while you are gone.
In addition, some pets with intense medical needs may also be better served in their vet’s own kennel or a similar medical boarding situation.
We do not pet sit for farm animals. We don’t have daycare, overnight care or boarding facilities.
Pet Sitting is a service exclusively for household pets and is provided in the comfort of their own home.