Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
A. We belong to a number of professional societies and groups that focus on continuing education and training.
Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
A. All our pricing is customized to the individual needs of the owner and pet. We do offer discounts for recurring types of services as well as for long-term service needs.
Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?
A. We have over 40 years of combined service in the pet care industry. Some of us have worked as vet techs and pet sitters for other companies, until we decided to create our own company.
Q. What types of customers have you worked with?
A. Dog walking and daily pet visits are our most common services. Coming in second are overnight sitting, followed by medication assistance.
Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A. We are proud of all the work we do -- we view this as a way to give back to the community at large, so that pet owners have a trusted source for pet care.
Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. Be sure you meet the person who will be performing the services before the service is scheduled. With our group, this is a must since it ensures a good fit for both the family, pet and sitter. We use the meeting to discuss specifics of the routine and care needed, as well as allowing your pets and our sitter to meet each other.
Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
A. A professional pet sitter makes it look "easy" to care for someone else's pets, but underneath that perception is an extensive background of training, education and community service. We have found that while anyone can be a pet owner, it takes a special type of person to care for pets -- similar to human care, professional pet sitters need to be diligent, observant, caring, honest and reliable.