A Pet Lover's Sitting Service
Need to get away? Can't bring your beloved pet? Well here is your answer. We will provide you with top notch in home pet care so that you feel comfortable knowing your pets are at home in their own environment, not boarded in a kennel, locked in a cage and wondering where you are and if you are coming back.
What does a daily visit entail?
We can tailor a daily visit to suit you or your pet's special needs. Some common tasks covered in routine 30 minute daily visits are:
In Home short and long term pet care
Daily Dog Walking.
Cleaning up "accidents" while you're away.
Administer pet medications as needed.
Trips to your veterinarian.
Bring in mail and newspaper.
Turn lights on and off to give home "lived in Look" while you're away.
Some out of the ordinary tasks may entail an additional nominal fee agreed upon prior to the start of services.
What does a daily visit cost?
Daily visits cost just $19.00 as of April 1, 2013, last a 30-45 minutes and include any of the services or tasks listed above. The fee covers visits for up to 4 animals. Each additional animal over 4 will require an additional $1 per pet.
How many visits do I need?
We recommend a minimum of 2 visits per day for dogs. Optimally, we would like to have you choose 3 visits per day because that is what is best for the comfort of your animals. Even if your dog is outside all day we recommend at least 2 visits because of your dog’s need for physical contact and attention.
A healthy dog should be allowed outside to relieve himself at least every twelve hours, and more frequently if possible. Many pet sitters will require at least 3 visits per day if the dog has health problems or is elderly. And in response to people who say “my dog has held it for 24 hours before” I say, “That doesn’t mean it didn’t hurt.” Making a dog wait 24 hours to relieve himself can cause a great deal of discomfort, and in fact, may cause medical problems.
In addition to the dog needing to relieve himself, there is the social factor to consider. Since dogs are social animals, keeping them isolated for a long time without human contact can be very stressful. Things are unsettling enough for a pet when his people go away for an extended period of time. Having a pet sitter visit for a short thirty-minute visit every 24 hours does little to help relieve this stress. More frequent visits break the time up a bit for the dog and can serve as a way to keep him on a schedule as close to normal as possible.
A Pet Sitter’s job isn’t just to tend to the physical needs of a pet-food, water and relief- but to also cater to that pet’s need for physical contact and attention. Asking a pet sitter to visit only once per day is depriving your dog of those physical needs as well as that much needed interaction.
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