Category Archives: Pet Sitting

Have I Mentioned How Awesome My Team Is?

Daytona Beach sunrise

If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time you may (or may not) have noticed a bit of radio silence recently.  I had the pleasure of going on vacation and spending a week in Daytona Beach in February (photo is sunrise from our balcony).  Of course the week while I was away we had several last minute client requests.  Thankfully my team stepped up to the plate and serviced every single one of the requests; about twenty extra visits in total. Continue reading

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Emergency? No problem. Your Pet Sitter Can Help!

Pet sitter emergency

We really like when people make reservations far ahead of their much anticipated vacation but what happens when you have an emergency and need to leave with a moment’s notice or you wind up in the hospital?  Well, if you are an existing client and we have a key on file we are just a phone call away.  We understand that things happen and, as long as we have someone available we can usually squeeze you in. Continue reading

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

2015 super service award logo

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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The Downside Of Having A Wrapped Pet Sitting Car

back of wrapped pet sitter car

It’s been a little over a year now that I’ve been driving the Pet Sitting Mobile (aka The Hoopty).  At first I was embarrassed to drive it because of the rather crazy graphics on the side of the car but over time, I seem to forget it’s even there. Continue reading

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I Could Retire If I Had A Dollar Every Time I Heard This As A Pet Sitter!

siamese cat

Phew!  We survived the Christmas rush!  I hope you all enjoyed your holiday and were able to spend some quality time with your families.  It seemed like Christmas this year had a much larger occurrence of the “Last Minute Louies” than we usually get. Continue reading

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5 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Pet Sitter

black tortie cat

We recently hired a contractor to remodel our bathroom.  To say it was a debacle is an understatement.  What was originally supposed to be a one week job is now on week four with no end in sight.  It made me realize that there are questions you should ask of any contractor or service before you allow them into your home.  The same questions apply whether you’re getting your bathroom remodeled or whether you’re hiring a pet sitter. Continue reading

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Does Your Pet Sitter Have Employees or Independent Contractors?

tiger cat in box

We are waist deep in the middle of a bathroom remodel.  Let’s just say it has not been a lot of fun not having a shower for two plus weeks with no end in sight.  What does this have to do with pet sitting?  Go grab yourself a drink and get comfortable and I will explain. Continue reading

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Why Your Pet Sitter Doesn’t Want You To Leave A Key Under The Mat

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Whenever we sign up a new client we ask if they’d like us to keep the key on file for future use or if they’d like us to leave the key on the last visit.  Most people have us keep the key on file but there are a few that want us to leave it on the last visit and that is fine.  We make it clear that if they’d like to utilize our service again and we have to come back to pick up the key we do have to charge for the time to make the pickup. Continue reading

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How One Piece Of Tape Can Prevent Headaches

tape dispenser

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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