Why In-Home Pet Care?
- Animals are creatures of habit and don’t like change.
- They are less stressed when you are away because they are comforted being surrounded with familiar smells, sights and sounds.
- They are not exposed to disease or parasites from other animals.
- Someone visiting your house deters crime by giving your home a lived-in look.
- There is no need to stop mail or newspaper delivery.
- There is no need to impose on neighbors, friends or family to care for your animals.
Dog Walking Services
A healthy dog is a happy dog; physical and mental activities are key to their well being. Get those tails wagging! Allow us to help with our daily dog walking services. We maintain a journal at your home with notes regarding the walk, your dog’s behavior and any health concerns.
Visits are 20-30 minutes with walks of 15-25 minutes. This depends upon weather, how well the dogs walk on leash and other walking conditions. Visits are scheduled in two hour windows, e.g., if you wanted walks at 1:00 PM, the service window would be 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. We aim for the middle time but geography, traffic and other scheduled visits make it impractical to guarantee a specific time.
Is Your Dog In Training?
If you have your dog enrolled in professional training and you allow just anyone to grab that leash and go, you risk all your hard work — and your dog’s — being undone. Untrained walkers can unintentionally “undo” months of training by not knowing how to properly handle interactions with other dogs and humans.
Check out our “Walk and Train” program.
Our Sitters are Employees, not Independent Contractors.
Why this Matters
Our pet sitters and dog walkers are employees versus independent contractors. They are given a weekly schedule, follow documented company policies as to how to conduct a visit, are not allowed to bring other persons with them on visits and employees are not allowed to have someone substitute for them. Our employees are covered by liability insurance, a bonding policy, workers’ compensation insurance and state unemployment insurance.
Our Call Home Policy
If your plane is delayed, or inclement weather prevents you from returning home, don’t worry about your animals! We have a policy where you agree to call us when you return home. If we don’t hear from you, we will continue our visits to ensure the safety and welfare of your pets.
…before you need to go away.
The Humane Society of the United States offers further insight into how and why to choose a pet sitter!