It’s Not About the Money: Why a Good Pet Sitter Requires a Visit Every Day

“My cat doesn’t need someone to visit every day. Every 2-3 days will work, just top off his food bowl and water him.” “My dog has a doggy door and an autofeeder, so I need someone to check in every other day or so.”

I take a deep breath, and count to 3. “We have a policy to do a minimum of 1 visit every day for all of our families….” Client interrupts, “What’s the point? He’s perfectly fine without it, he’s done it before! All of you sitters just want to squeeze out what you can from people.” FREEZE HERE. [Read more…]

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Pet Sitter Secrets: It’s All in the Trunk!

Being a professional pet sitter is a wonderfully satisfying job. You also learn quickly that being prepared keeps you ahead of the game if anything doesn’t go as planned! So how does a professional pet sitter do that when she’s on the road all the time? It’s all in the trunk. [Read more…]

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4 Things to Do to Prepare for Your Professional Pet Sitter!

 
When you leave your pets in the care of a professional pet sitter, you should be able to travel with peace of mind. At this point, you’ve done your research and found a professional that is a good fit for you. They are insured, are certified in or have Pet First Aid experience, and have appropriate forms and a contract so that you are covered and feel good about leaving your fur babies.
The last steps before you leave home is to make sure your pet sitter has all the necessities to take the best care of them!
 
 
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How a Professional Pet Sitter Safeguards a Client’s Home and Personal Information

At the top of a professional pet sitter’s priority list is ensuring the security of our client’s homes and personal information.  We take the utmost precautions from the time that we input your information into our online database, until we have completed our visits to your home.  We know that relying on someone to care for your pets and your home can be a challenge for most people, and a professional pet sitter’s goal is to eliminate this concern as much as possible by building a trusting relationship with each of our clients.

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Are You Prepared with a Pet Emergency Kit?

Most pet owners answer this question “no, do I need one?” The answer is a resounding yes! You never think a disaster could happen to you, but the reality is that most of us will face a disaster or emergency in our lives, and we want to have a plan (and emergency kit) in place for our beloved pets as well.

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Our Pet Sitting Policy on Job Sharing and Why We Enforce It

We are professional pet sitters and have made the job we love into a career. We pride ourselves on the services we provide while caring for your pets and your home while you’re away. We do things to make your home look lived-in, like bringing in the mail and alternating lights, while also keeping up with the little things that make your home look as good as the way you left it. We’re quite happy sweeping up bits of kitty litter or excess fur that might accumulate while you’re away, or wiping up muddy paw prints after playtime. [Read more…]

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Pet Sitting Safety & Our ARCC Disaster Plan

As all pet sitters across the US are dealing with a rough winter season, I am reminded of how important it is to have a disaster plan, and how valuable being prepared can be! Not only is it a must-have for any mobile business, but having an emergency plan in place for your family can make what could be a scary and dangerous experience into one that you are prepared for and can handle with little difficulty. We may not be fans of Murphy’s Law, but we certainly are believers, and our ARCC Disaster Plan has a good foundation to build on, emphasizing pet sitter and pet safety! [Read more…]

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Choosing a Professional Pet Sitter or Boarding Kennel? Consider This:

Most pet parents would love nothing more than to bring their furry kids with them when they take a well-deserved vacation. Unfortunately, our pets aren’t always good travelers. And of course there are family emergencies and illnesses when it might be hard to pay proper attention to your pet. In those cases, you want to find quality pet care that meets your pet’s needs and gives you peace of mind. Depending on your pet’s needs, this can be a boarding facility, pet sitter, veterinary clinic, or alternative care. Vacations are about relaxing and being carefree, and with the right pet care provider, you can enjoy it to the fullest!

Luckily for you, there are several different options to choose from for your furry family. Depending on your answers to the following questions, each one can be a good fit for both you and your pet!

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Kitty Parent Leaving on Vacation? Why Your Professional Cat Sitter Recommends Daily Visits!

Cats are wonderful creatures who have become a part of over 1/3 of American households. Almost half of those owners add to their furry family because the high maintenance puppy or dog just don’t fit their lifestyle. When vacation time rolls around, some don’t second guess leaving for several days, assuming that their kitty will do just fine with an extra large bowl of water and kibble (and no cat sitter in sight).

This is a mistake! Here are a few reasons why:

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Why You Should Hire a Professional Pet Sitter For Your Furry Family!

If you’re like most pet lovers, you hate leaving your pet in unfamiliar surroundings when you travel. If you’re away from your pets, you’ve likely considered various pet-care options.  These include asking for help from a family member or friend to calling your neighbors, to looking at pet sitter and kennel websites. But for pet owners who want the best care for their pets and the peace of mind that comes from using an educated, responsible pet-care provider, professional pet sitters are a great choice! 

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