Fur Pals Pet Care offers some additional insight into the issues involved and provides answers to some basic questions as follows:
What services do you offer?
"We offer in home care for travel or vacations, midday walks, baths and nail clips, massage, reiki, personalized shopping, animal-themed gifts for pets and their people, referrals, errand service, taxi service, animal behaviour consultations, total life cycle assistance - pre-pet, new pet, grief and loss."
What advice do you have for pet owners who are using a pet sitter for the first time?
"Be realistic and honest about you, your pet and what you expect from the pet sitter. Realize the pet sitter is a service provider like any other service provider and may be able to help you in many different ways. However, they need information, help and so forth from you in order to provide the best care for your pet and the best value to you. Keep in mind too, that both you and your pet should be comfortable. Anybody can hang out a shingle and say they are a petsitter. Check for certifications in things like animal first aid and animal CPR, insurance, bonding, and business licensure where required. Make sure the company checks the backgrounds of those who they employ or contract to care for your pet. Find out what kinds of pets the pet care providers have as well as the worst experiences they have had with pets and how they handled the situation."
Do you have any expectations of your pet sitting clients?
"Again, the client being realistic and providing the information, materials and so forth that we need is important. We expect them to communicate with us about what is going on, such as the pet’s health/behavior or behavioral changes, aggression, the animals’ fears or likes, the travel dates, early or late arrivals/departures, if others are looking in on the pets aside from us, emergency contacts being current. We also like to have an idea as to what we should do should the client meet their demise while away. We encourage our clients to book as far in advance as possible but we try to accommodate emergencies as much as we can."
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