December 30, 2015
More and more pet owners are opting for dog sitting instead of depositing their pooch at a kennel, a pet hotel or some other boarding facility. When it comes to caring for a dog, animal lovers trust that hiring a sitter is always a better option. Even still, legitimate questions do arise and Fetch! Pet Care strongly believes that you need honest answers in order to make the most intelligent and informed decision possible. It is our pleasure to answer some of the most popular dog sitting questions for you now.
Can a Dog Sitter Be Trusted With Keys to My House?
We’re speaking strictly for Fetch! Pet Care sitters here and, yes, absolutely each one can be trusted with keys to your house! Our sitters are not only highly qualified, but they have also passed our very careful screening process. This includes a criminal background check, so you don’t have to worry about unsavory characters visiting your home or abusive people having access to your beloved companion.
Keep in mind, also, that Fetch! Pet Care supports August Access so your doors can be unlocked using a highly secure keyless entry system. This not only means that you do not have to give a sitter a physical set of keys to your home, but you also receive the added security of a smartphone notification each and every time a sitter enters and exits your abode. How’s that for an accountability factor?
How Much Can I Expect to Pay For a Dog Sitter?
You can expect to pay anywhere from $18 per visit on up depending on what your specific needs are. We would caution you about anyone charging less as such could indicate a lack of experience or even a lack of professionalism. Cost is a factor, we know, but think of pet sitting in the same way that you would childcare. In both cases, the top priority is quality of service and care over everything else, wouldn’t you agree?
Should a Sitter Be Bonded?
We think so, which is why all of our sitters are bonded and insured. This is a very important question that you must ask any sitter you are considering for the job. Without proper bonding, you may suffer property damage, loss or any number of scenarios for which you will not be properly compensated unless the sitter is bonded.
Should I Hire a Professional Sitter or Just Ask a Neighborhood Friend?
That has to be your call. Of course, we recommend a professional sitter who is well-trained, trustworthy, reliable and bonded. A professional dog sitting service will also be able to provide you with a backup sitter should a scheduled sitter ever become unavailable.
Was Your Dog Sitting Question Answered?
Did we cover all of your questions? Is there anything else you’d like to know? Please feel free to ask us anything about dog sitting or pet care in our comments section below. And if your question is really pressing, we invite you to contact us directly right away.