What happens if you haven’t yet worked with my type of pet?
No worries! Each sitter spends a great deal of time learning about animal care and different types of species. However, we recognize that books and seminars are limited when it comes to clinical practice. Therefore, we’ll be up front with you if we’ve not worked with your type of pet, and we’ll ask you to take the time to train us on the specific needs and nuances necessary for caring for your pet. If you love ’em we do too!
How are you different from other petsitters?
Our approach is holistic. What I mean by that is that we know there are no cookie-cutter approaches to any animal’s care. You can’t simply come in, put down the kibble, scoop a litter box, scratch a tummy and be on your way.
We approach each pet’s care in the context of their current quality of life with their human family. While we know we can’t replicate you, we do our best to maintain a schedule that approximates yours. We take the time to get to know your pet and work hard to provide a primary and secondary sitter who are “yours” for the duration of our relationship.
This approach has helped us care for pets in a unique way. One of our sitters caught the very early indicators of Lyme Disease in a dog she walks daily and as a result, we were able to get him to the vet and on meds much earlier than is typical.
Can you tell me a little bit about your experience with animals?
As a pet-care professional, I’ve worked with nearly every breed of dog and mutt, scaredy cats and chatty cats, rescued pets and show pets — and I’ve had a blast working with exotic birds, rabbits, turtles, salt and freshwater fish as well as other small critters.