|Your pet gets...|
|= the environment he knows best - all the sights, sounds, and smells are familiar
= his regular diet and routine
= relief from traveling to and staying in an unfamiliar place with other animals
= reduced exposure to contagious diseases
= attention while you're away
= eliminated travel trauma for both owner and pet
= in-home professional pet care
|= happier friends, family, and neighbors who aren't burdened with caring for your pet
= the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your pet is being cared for by professionals
= someone to bring in your newspaper and mail for added home security
= someone who will come to your home so you don't have to drive your pet to a boarding kennel
= other services offered, such as plant watering and yard clean-up
= the ability to return to your home at any hour of the day and find your healthy, happy pet eagerly awaiting your return!
|Be A Prepared Pet Owner|
|= Make your reservations for a pet sitter as far in advance as possible, and remember to call the sitter if you are coming home later or earlier than expected. This will allow the pet sitter to plan for extra visits or serve additional clients.
= Have everything necessary to care for your pet in one general and visible area, including food, treats, utensils, food and water bowls, medications, leash, can opener, toys, paper towels, watering can for plants, etc.
= Provide extra food, litter and supplies just in case you are not able to return when anticipated
= Be sure to leave plastic bags for sanitary disposal of feces.
= Clean out the refrigerator before leaving to avoid smelly food spoilage, and wash any dishes in the sink to prevent ants or other pests.
= For the comfort of your pet, adjust your thermostat before leaving on your trip.
= Tell the pet sitter if bathrooms or any other household areas are off limits ot your pet and/or sitter. Secure access to these areas before leaving home. Also, make the pet sitter aware if your pet happens to love shredding the contents of the bathroom trash can or if the toilet is prone to run or become clogged.
= Provide your pet sitter with a list of others who have a key to your home.
|Pet first Aid|