What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
We are members of Pet Sitters International, a professional organization that keeps us updated on the latest trends and educational requirements for our profession.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We've been fortunate to have a lot of experience with older pets at the end of their life cycle. We understand the extra time and hospice-like care that goes into attending to older pets.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A customer should sit down with the pet sitter before leaving to cover all aspects of pet care while they're gone and allow us as pet sitters to get to know the pets. We do the best job of pet sitting when we have a thorough background on a pet's healthy history, veterinarian, emergency vet and any medications and special foods, toys and treats they're allowed. It makes for healthy and happy pets when the pet owner returns.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
We're professional pet sitters so we are licensed, bonded and insured. If a person gets their neighbor or a college kid to pet sit for less money, they are not protected. For example, our insurance carrier provides us with a monthly list of nationwide claims. An average dog bite costs the insurance company over $8,000. Our insurance coverage protects pet owners from these types of claims while we are pet sitting their pets.