Referrals are our number one source of new clients. We absolutely love getting referrals from our clients, the people who actually utilize our services and know first hand how wonderful in your home pet care truly is. What is more difficult is getting referrals from other pet service providers. They often get positive feedback from mutual clients, but are still hesitant to refer to a business they don’t know first hand. Continue reading
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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!
Every once in a while we get an inquiry from someone who wants us to come to check on their cats every other day or every third day. I explain to them that for their safety and our sanity our policy is all cats must be seen once every 24 hours and dogs must be seen every 12 hours. Some people think we’re just trying to gouge them for more money. They don’t understand our policy and claim that their cats are “self sufficient” and will do fine seeing someone for 20 minutes every 3 days. Once we explain our reasons we’ve had people change their mind and have us come twice a day instead.
You have a lot of options when it comes to pet care, we get that. You can beg a friend, neighbor or relative to do it for free. You can kennel your pet (although sometimes that is more expensive, see this post which compares boarding versus pet sitting). You can hire the cheapest pet sitter you can find or you can have the neighborhood kid do it, just remember the old adage “you get what you pay for”. So, why exactly should you hire Purrfect Pet Sitting?
I cringe whenever I get an inquiry from someone that tells me “my brother can do the night visit and my neighbor said they can let the dogs out at lunchtime, so we only need you to come in the morning.” To that person it may sound completely logical and it will save them a few bucks on their pet sitting bill, right? Continue reading
You’ve made your plans to go away, all that’s left is enlisting someone to care for the pets. The neighborhood kid is fine (and cheap), right? Think again. These are a few of the things we have encountered over the years that could have caused potential life threatening and/or catastrophic emergencies.
Pet sitting is a very personal service. We are in your home, your sanctuary, your castle. Because this is such a personalized service we get a lot of requests that other service providers would think were rather strange. Here are a small sampling of some of what we’ve heard over the years: