Pet Sitting

Now offering Pet Sitting to the Austin area! Please visit the form below to schedule a pet sitter.

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OUR CODE OF ETHICS

We will treat every pet as if it were our own.
We will be dependable and responsible at all times.
We will have an honest and trustworthy relationship with our customers.
We will respect and protect our client’s home and property.
We will always keep our promises and fulfill our commitment.

Why Should You Use a Pet-sitter?

Maintains pet’s normal routine (including medications ordered by your veterinarian)
Consistent care by one person
Crime deterrent
No guilty feelings when dropping your pet off at a kennel or vet
Neighbors don’t have to be asked to check on your pets, water your plants, etc.
Peace of mind relying on a professional pet-sitter
Kenneling can be traumatizing for pets
Pets stay in a secure and familiar place, and are already home and happy to see you when you walk in the door
You are not inconvenienced by having to transport
No exposure to illness or fleas
Pets receive individual attention
Especially beneficial for pets who are either too old or too young to stay in a kennel or vet’s office
Mail can be taken in without being held at the Post Office
Newspaper delivery can continue
Your home has a “lived in look”

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Minimum cat visits are every other day.
Dogs without doggie doors or backyards are a minimum 3 visits/day.
Crated-dog visits must be at least 3 visits/day (except mid-day dog walk clients).
We do not accept clients with chained yard dogs.

Help Your Sitter!

• Have plenty of food and medications on hand.
• Purchase extra kitty litter.
• Put all pet supplies in one area in plain sight including: leashes, bowls, treats, foods, medications, litter.
• Have cleaning supplies handy: broom, dustpan, vacuum, paper towels, carpet cleaner, plastic bags, watering cans, extra bedding, towels to wipe wet paws, etc.
• Clearly label medication instructions and schedule.
• Leave a well worn t-shirt with your comforting scent.
• Schedule interview at medication time, if possible, so the pet-sitter can witness your routine.
• In multi-pet households, provide labeled pet photos and place in a file folder with medical records.
• Tell the truth; don’t hedge about aggression or biting history. Forewarned is forearmed.
• Update emergency information and any changes in pet routine.
• Make sure all pet collars have current tags.
• Have all emergency numbers (including yours, a trusted friend, local vet, & emergency vet) written on a single sheet of paper in plain view.
• Call your pet-sitter as soon as you get back home. This way your sitter knows that you are safe & your pets are being taken care of by you.
• Be sure your instructions are clear and comprehensive