This Is A Test. This Is Only A Test. (We Think)

money left on counter

We completely get that handing your keys over to a complete stranger to care for your home and pets in your absence can be hard.  We always tell people to check our references, check our online reviews.  We are legit.

Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

Why Should I Leave An Online Review For My Pet Sitter?

pet sitter reviewsPet sitting is a tough business to advertise for.  Most forms of traditional advertising just don’t work for pet sitters. Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

Pet Friendly Apartments Near East Greenbush, NY

pet friendly apartments in east greenbush, ny

I have heard countless stories of people having to rehome their pet because the apartment they are moving to doesn’t allow pets.  I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t consider that myself.  There are many apartment complexes in the East Greenbush and surrounding areas that do allow pets. Continue reading

Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Pet Sitter Horror Stories

PET SITTER HORROR STORIES

Having been a pet sitter for over sixteen years makes for great dinner party conversation.  People listen in awe as I relay some of our ‘nightmare’ stories and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told I should write a book.  Some of our stories are downright unbelievable.  I assure you, we can’t make this stuff up! Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

Pet Sitting…..What A Racket?!

dog sitting in money

Recently I ran into someone I hadn’t seen in probably twenty years.  While we were catching up the topic of what we did for a living came up.  I explained I owned a pet sitting service and that we provided professional, in your home pet care and that I had seven employees.  She told me she was a school teacher. Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

Why Does My Pet Sitter Require Two Copies Of My Keys?

pet sitter keys

In the past couple of years we have instituted a new policy of requiring TWO working keys when we sign up a new client.  This has been met with some resistance from people.   Continue reading

Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Why Your Pet Sitter Can’t “Pencil You In” To Their Schedule

pet sitter schedule

We love, love, LOVE clients who plan in advance.  We currently have bookings on the schedule from one client in particular (and you know who you are!) for August 2017 which was booked in August 2016!  Not everyone is that organized though. Continue reading

Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Why Hire A Professional Dog Walker Versus The Kid Next Door?

happy sheltie

For so many of our clients their dogs are much more than just a dog.  They are their children with fur.  They are their life.  It’s very important to them to find the right professional dog walker to meet their needs.   Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

Why Should I Keep My Key On File With The Pet Sitter?

pet sitter keys

When using a pet sitting service for the first time it’s understandable that people are hesitant to hand over their keys.  We get that.  We always ask the client if they would like us to keep their key on file for future use.  I would say about 85% of new clients tell us absolutely, keep my key, I plan on using you again!  Every once in a while though people request their key be left on the pet sitter’s last visit. Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

Pet Sitter Product Review: Arm & Hammer Naturals Clumping Litter

arm and hammer naturals cat litter

I have been on a quest of sorts to find my favorite cat litter.  One that clumps tightly, doesn’t have an overpowering odor and low dust and tracking.  I have tried several kinds and will continue to sample different brands until I can determine a favorite.   Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment