Category Archives: Dog Walking

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

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Pet Sitting…..What A Racket?!

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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3 Things I’ve Learned In 16 Years Of Pet Sitting

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Purrfect Pet Sitting has made yet another trip around the sun and is celebrating it’s 16th birthday!  I started this business on August 4, 2000.  Never in a million years could I have imagined how far this business would come! Continue reading

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What Is The Average Cost Of Pet Sitting Or Dog Walking In The Capital District 2016?

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For the past few years I’ve been comparing rates of pet sitting and dog walking services in the Capital Region to determine the average cost.   Continue reading

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The One Door Your Pet Sitter Doesn’t Want You To Lock!

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Did you ever think you’d hear a pet sitter ask you to specifically NOT lock a door?  We are quite particular about keeping your house secure.  If we have a key to it, we prefer to lock it.  I’m also surprised by the number of people who have a knob lock along with a deadbolt and they tell us they only use one or the other.  But if both use the same key why not use them both? Continue reading

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Purrfect Pet Sitting Wins Angie’s List Super Service Award!

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I’m beyond thrilled to announce that Purrfect Pet Sitting has won the 2015 coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award!  This award reflects an exemplary year of service provided to pet parents in 2015. Continue reading

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How One Piece Of Tape Can Prevent Headaches

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When we sign up a new client we take copious notes on their pet and house care.  Having over fifteen years of experience we ask a lot of questions and know what types of things could potentially pose a problem.  Locks rank very high at the top of that list of potential problems. Continue reading

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What Is The Average Cost Of Pet Sitting & Dog Walking In The Capital District 2015?

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Pet sitting and dog walking rates can vary greatly between service providers who provide essentially the same exact service.  There are a lot of reasons for the variations; some pet sitters work ‘under the table’ and don’t claim their income, some are uninsured, some just don’t charge what they’re worth because they think by undercutting the competition they’ll gain all of the business. Continue reading

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