Your Dog Sitting Questions Answered

Questions about dog sitting? Fetch! Pet Care has answers!

More and more pet owners are opting for in-home dog sitting instead of leaving their pooch at a kennel, pet hotel or other private boarding facility. Fetch! Pet Care believes you need honest answers as you make this decision so you can make the most informed decision possible. We’d like to answer some of the most common dog sitting questions for you now.

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Should I Hire a Professional Sitter or Just Ask a Neighborhood Friend?

We recommend a professional sitter who is well-trained, trustworthy, reliable and bonded. A professional dog sitting company should also be able to provide you with a backup sitter if your primary sitter becomes sick or has to deal with an emergency situation.

How Much Can I Expect to Pay For a Dog Sitter?

You can expect to pay anywhere from $20-$30 per visit depending on your specific situation and location. Think of pet sitting in the same way that you would childcare. Good care and peace of mind is an investment.  Your top priority should be quality of service and price often reflects that.

Can a Dog Sitter Be Trusted With Keys to My House?

We’re speaking strictly for Fetch! Pet Care Providers here and, yes, absolutely each one can be trusted with keys to your house! Each Fetch! franchise owner lives in your community and personally recruits and mentors their team to ensure they offer the best pet care possible.  Each must pass a thorough screening process which includes a criminal background check.

What if My Dog Gets Sick While I’m Away?

It is always best to have a plan in place. The person caring for your dog should have your vet’s information, the best way to get a hold of you, as well as the location of the nearest after-hours emergency vet.  Signing up with a pet care service like Fetch! takes time, but each step is to ensure everyone is on the same page and can respond when unforeseen situations arise.

Should the Person I Hire 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  will not be compensated for losses or damages that occur to your property.

Was Your Dog Sitting Question Answered?

Getting the best pet care is important and asking questions is an important part of the process. We are here to answer your questions, please give us a call so we can help!

2 thoughts on “Your Dog Sitting Questions Answered

  1. Could I hire a sitter for a straight 3 or 4 hours while I went shopping or to a doctors’ appointment?
    I would want the sitter there the entire time I was gone. Thank you

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