In discussing hiring with other entrepreneurs I keep hearing the same thing over and over. “Good help is hard to find”. I always chuckle and tell them I could write a book based on some of the doozy applications we receive for pet sitting and dog walking jobs.
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August 4, 2017 marks a huge milestone! Purrfect Pet Sitting is celebrating 17 years in business! We were the first professional pet sitting and dog walking service in Rensselaer County. It’s quite an accomplishment to have a business last this long and have such a stellar reputation in the community, let alone a pet sitting business. Continue reading
It’s June! That means it’s time for our annual blog on pet sitting and dog walking rates in the Capital District! Continue reading
You’re going away and you want to receive updates from your pet sitter. That is understandable. Our goal is to make your vacation or time away as stress free as possible. So why won’t we give you your pet sitter’s cell phone number so you can speak with them directly? Continue reading
I’ve heard people compare hiring employees to dating. On the first date (interview) they are on their best behavior and say everything you want to hear. Over the years I’ve learned how to read between the lines and am usually pretty good at judging whether someone would be a good fit for our team or not.
The American Kennel Club recently announced their list of most popular dog breeds for 2016. It made me curious to see how our clients stacked up against that list. Continue reading
We survived Snomageddon 2017. We ended up getting two feet at our house in East Greenbush. The roads were really bad and getting to pet sits was a real challenge for us. Continue reading
Here we go again! Snowmageddon 2017 is scheduled to start tomorrow morning. As you can imagine, the snow can greatly impact our schedules. So what exactly is our bad weather policy? Continue reading
In previous blog posts we’ve discussed why we usually won’t ‘job share’ with a third party. But what if you just want someone else to have access to your home and they won’t be taking any responsibility for your pets? Well, to us, that is not safe either. Continue reading
We have found over the years that word of mouth is our biggest source of new clients. Traditional advertising doesn’t work very well when it comes to pet sitting. People look for a pet sitter when they need a pet sitter, not when they see an advertisement for a pet sitter. Continue reading