What do pet sitters do?
Caring pet owners know that
most pets adjust better to their owner's absence and experience less anxiety
and stress when they can remain in their home environment. Peace
of Mind Pet Services makes this possible with daily visits to your home.
In addition to meals, exercise, playtime and cleaning litter boxes or cages,
our professional pet sitters may also administer medications and perform
other pet-care duties. That is why in-home pet care is the choice of pet
owners and the "pet-preferred" method of vacation and travel care.
We also provide vital home-care
services while you are away, including mail or newspaper pick up, plant
care and watering, placing trash outside for pickup or rotating the lights
and opening or closing the blinds to make your house look lived in.
A professional pet sitter provides peace of mind on many levels.
are the advantages for my pet?
Reduced Stress. Pets are
happier and healthier in their home environment and using a pet service
eliminates the stress of being left in an unfamiliar place.
Diet and Exercise. We
will keep your pet on the schedule to which they are accustomed. This includes,
but is not limited to, specified walking times, correct food amounts, and
administering any medications your pet may be on, per your instructions.
Health Concerns. With
a pet sitter, there is minimal exposure to illness from other animals.
T L C. Most importantly,
your pet receives love and personal attention while you are away.
Will I be able to meet with my pet sitter?
|3. What are
the advantages for me?
Travel. You will not be
inconvenienced or upset by transporting your pet.
No Imposition. You do
not have to impose on a friend, neighbor or relative to care for your pet,
but instead rely on a pet care professional who will put your pet's needs
Security. Your home is
made more secure by the crime deterrent services provided by most pet-sitting
Peace of Mind. While you
are away, you can feel confident your pet is in capable, caring hands.
Special Services. Pet
sitters can provide additional home services while caring for your pet,
such as watering plants and bringing in the mail.
Yes! In fact, it is
our standard practice to set up an initial consultation prior to providing
any services. This visit is complimentary and allows us to meet you and
become acquainted with your pets. It also provides us the opportunity
to familiarize ourselves with your home and pets' routines. During
this visit we will ask for detailed information which will assist us in
providing the best care for your pets and security for your home.
Finally, we want to ensure that you are completely comfortable with your
sitter. The consultation and initial paperwork will only need to
be done once. After that, simply call or use the web site to order
pet sitting services in the future!
How do I prepare my home and pets for pet sitting service?
Preparation can make a big
difference in how smoothly things go for your pet when the pet sitter comes
to visit. Here are some tips:
6. What can
I do to help the pet sitter take the best care of my pets?
Make sure the pet sitter has
a phone number where you can be reached.
If you have new keys made, try
them out to make sure they work.
Clean food and water dishes
before leaving town.
Provide extra food, litter and
other supplies just in case you are not able to return when planned.
Adjust the thermostat to keep
the house comfortable for your pet during your absence. In warm weather,
a closed-up house can get dangerously hot in a short time.
Leave a list of phone numbers
in case the pet sitter needs to contact service or maintenance companies
while you are away (plumber, electrician, cleaning service, yard maintenance,
pool service, etc).
Tell the pet sitter of any household
areas that are off-limits to your pets or to the pet sitter. Secure access
to those areas before leaving home.
You can assist your pet
sitter by helping to make sure there are no problems while you are away.
Planning and preparation in the following areas will smooth the way:
Tell the cat sitter about all
health problems your pet may have.
Provide written verification
that your pet is up to date on its vaccinations.
Ensure your pet is well socialized
and allows strangers to handle him.
Put current identification tags
on your pet's collar.
Make a list of your pet's favorite
hiding places. This will prevent the pet sitter from worrying if your pet
is not where expected since the sitter will know where to look.