Dog & Cat Sitter FAQs
What do pet sitter’s 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 environments. Furry Babies Pet sitters make this possible with daily visits or extended stay visits if staying in your home. In addition to meals, exercise, playtime and cleaning litter boxes or cages, our pet sitters may also administer medications, walk dogs and perform other pet-care duties. That's 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 pet sitter provides peace of mind for everyone.
What are the advantages for my pet?
Reduced Stress. Your pet stays in its own familiar secure environment where all
the sights, smells and sounds say "Home!"
Diet and Exercise. Customary diet and exercise routines are followed, with no interruption to upset your pet.
No "Travel Trauma." Travel in a vehicle to boarding facility or kennel may upset your pet.
Health Concerns. With a pet sitter, there is minimal exposure to illness of other animals.
T L C. Most importantly, your pet receives love and personal attention while you are away.
What are the advantages for me?
Travel. You won't be in convinced or upset by transporting your pet.
No Imposition. You don't 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 need first.
Special Services. Pet sitters can provide additional home services while caring for your pet, such as watering plants and bringing in the mail.
Peace of Mind. While you're away, you can feel confident your pet is in capable, caring hands.
Security. Your home is made more secure by the crime deterrent services provided by most pet-sitting services
How do I prepare my home and pets for a 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:
Make sure the pet sitter has a phone number where you can be reached.
If inside services are requested, provide the pet sitter with a house key in addition to garage door openers.
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're not able to return when planned.
Adjust the thermostat to keep the house comfortable for the 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; i.e., 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.
Can You Provide References?
Yes, we provide references upon request at the time we schedule your initial consultation so that you may have time to contact these references before our meeting.
How are your services billed?
Pet sitting services require payment in advance. Daily clients pay for services weekly (for mid-day visits and daily dog walking). Payment is made in advance for new clients and holiday periods. Payment for established clients is made on or before the first day of service. We accept cash and personal checks. THERE IS A BOUNCED CHECK FEE OF $20
What if I am delayed in returning home?
Just let us know and we will do the best to our ability to continue service until you are able to return home.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
Yes, to ensure your pet gets the quality time & personal care they deserve we don't over book. Therefore, once you've booked our services we may turn away buisness in order to accommodate your schedule. We do our best to assist and accommodate pet owners with last minute booking emergencies.
If you cancel less than 24 hours prior to a scheduled service, you will be charged for the services booked. During a holiday period we need at least a 72 notice prior to scheduled service.