Category Archives: Policies

Will The Pet Sitter Clean Up If Your Pet Makes A Mess?

tipped over litterbox

Pets aren’t quite as bad as kids at making messes, but there are times that it happens.  Should you worry about coming home to a mess that your pet has made while you are away? Continue reading

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What If You Need Same Day Pet Sitting Services?

bulldog with his paw up

Most of our clients book very far in advance as they schedule their pet sitting services when they schedule their vacations however what would happen if you had an emergency?  Would your pet sitter be available on a moment’s notice?  You know, when life happens and you get an emergency phone call?  Continue reading

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How Does Your Pet Sitter Handle Daylight Savings Time?

bulldog with toy in his mouth

Being professional pet sitters means that we tend to notice things that your average ‘free’ help may not.  What happens to our visits when we switch the clocks for daylight savings time?  I bet it’s something you’ve never even thought of, have you? Continue reading

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Will You Meet The Person Doing The Pet Sitting Visits?

hound puppy

One question that I’m asked consistently is whether the client will be able to meet the person who will be performing the pet sitting (or dog walking) visits.  Continue reading

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Pet Sitter Foils Party!

bulldogs with party hats

I can’t tell you how many times over the years we’ve encountered the young adult children of our pet sitting clients attempting to “pull one over” while mom and dad are away.  They think that because mom and dad are away they can get away with anything; including having a party. Continue reading

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What Happens If Your Pet Sitter Has An Emergency?

car stuck in snow

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”

The above is creed of the United States Postal Service but it may as well be for pet sitters and dog walkers as well.  We have a job to do and no matter what the weather, we will be there.  We have living, breathing creatures depending on us! Continue reading

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Will Your Pet Sitter/Dog Walker Do Convalescent Or Hospice Care?

Beagle

I recently receive a call from someone whose dog was having herniated back surgery (notice the Frankenstein like scar on his back).  They were looking for someone to come in midday while they were at work to help get the dog outside to relieve himself.  She asked if this was something we could help them with and actually seemed surprised when I said absolutely, we’ll come and meet with you to see what the setup is before we commit. Continue reading

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Will Your Dog Walker Still Come During A Snow Storm?

Bernese Mountain Dog in Snow

We have a lot of dogs we visit on a daily basis while their human guardians are at work.  We previously discussed whether we’d still pet sit during a blizzard.  We seem to be getting nailed pretty regularly this winter with some heavy snows.  During these storms the majority of our daily dog walking clients decide to work from home or use a vacation day and they notify us that we don’t have to come to walk the dogs and we are incredibly grateful. Continue reading

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What Is The Appropriate Shelter For Dogs Left Outside In New York State?

two jack russells

We’ve all seen the Facebook posts on ‘it’s cold, bring your pets indoors’ going around this winter.  It seems like common sense to me, but what is LEGALLY the required shelter for dogs left outdoors in New York State? Continue reading

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What Happens If The Pet Sitter Gets Locked Out Of My House?

keyless entry

During the initial consultation we always request a key and we test it to make sure it works for us before we leave.  We’ve learned the hard way that people sometimes give us the wrong key, new keys don’t work, etc. Continue reading

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