Like most businesses we took a few moments to look back over the past year and see exactly where our website traffic came from. We had a lot of the expected searches for terms such as pet sitter, dog walker, Purrfect Pet Sitting, etc., but some of the terms used were rather entertaining.
Here are the top 10: Continue reading
People always seem shocked when I tell them I had to ‘fire’ a client. Who turns business away? They don’t seem to understand that providing a service is a two way street and we do occasionally have to tell people we will no longer provide service to them. We hate to do it, but sometimes there is just no other way around it. We provide a premium service and want only the very best for your pets and expect that you do too. Continue reading
I’ve rescued several strays throughout my lifetime that cost a pretty penny to get them spayed or neutered and vaccinated in order to adopt them out. I want to share with you a list of local groups that offer low cost spay and neuter programs. Many of them also offer vaccinations at a considerable savings. Continue reading
If you’ve been following this blog for anything length of time you’ve noticed a lot of posts about keys. We’ve covered why your pet sitter needs a key, why we insist that you lock your doors and what happens to your key when we keep it on file. These posts don’t cover a hidden benefit for you though. What happens when you get locked out of your house and no one has a spare key or you can’t get ahold of the person with your spare? You call the pet sitter! Continue reading
Pet sitting is a huge responsibility and one that we do not take lightly. We are responsible for two things that are the nearest and dearest to you; your pets and your home. It’s important to ask a potential pet sitter if they have a back up plan? What would happen if (heaven forbid) they got into a car accident or caught the flu and couldn’t make it to your home? If the service you are thinking of hiring is a hobby sitter they may be less likely to have a seamless plan in place. Continue reading
In a follow up to “5 Reasons Purrfect Pet Sitting Wouldn’t Take You As A Client” I’d like to give you ten signs that you would be an ideal client.
You would make an ideal client for pet sitting or dog walking if: (I feel like this is a Jeff Foxworthy “You might be a redneck if” skit)
I am often asked whether you should tip your pet sitter. Tips are definitely not required and/or expected but they are surely appreciated!
Whether you tip and how much you tip is entirely up to you. It’s whatever you are comfortable with and feel is appropriate.
Keep in mind a tip may not always be monetary. I’ve gotten some pretty awesome non-cash tips over the years; such as:
If you’ve been following our blog for any length of time you have probably read the first edition of “You Want Me To Do What?!”. It was such a hit that it’s back by popular demand. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up!
Many dog owners are faced with the decision of what they should do with their dog while they are at work. If they can’t get home at lunchtime to let the dog out themself they may consider hiring a professional pet sitter to provide dog walking services or they could bring their dog to a doggie day care. Both are excellent options and each have their own benefits.
Ah September, sweet September. School will be back in session soon, the kids will be out of your hair, the house will be quiet. Are you ready? Don’t forget about poor Fido though! The kids won’t be home to let him out at lunchtime! Don’t despair! We can help!