What makes you a ‘Professional’?
- Pet Minders Inc. is a member of Pet Sitters International. This ensures the business and its employees are following approved and documented industry standards – rather than just ‘winging it’.
- Our team is American Red Cross Certified in Pet First Aid and CPR to ensure their readiness for all situations!
- Professional, experienced pet sitters are better able to spot when your pet may be displaying unusual behavior, for example, excessive head shaking or licking. We also have proven experience in knowing what to do in these kinds of circumstances.
- Professionals are more likely to notice the little things, such as a running toilet, an air conditioner that has stopped working, an open gate, or a leaking faucet. Those little things can turn into big problems if not spotted quickly.
Why don’t you have a branded vehicle, or wear a ‘professional’ uniform?
- We do not advertise on our vehicles or clothing to ensure the security of your home while you are away. We take your security very seriously!
- We are insured & bonded for your protection & peace of mind.
- Unless you give us prior permission, we do not divulge information about your trip to curious neighbors.
- Your key is kept in a locked & fire-proof safe.
What does Bonded & Insured mean?
- For your protection in case of emergencies, we have special pet sitting insurance and pet taxi insurance. What this means is that if something goes wrong on a visit due to pet sitter neglect, the insurance will pay the client any accrued costs.
- For your peace of mind, we do criminal background checks on all hires. Bonding ensures that you would be reimbursed for any theft by a pet sitter. The bonding company would pay your claim, and then they would recover those costs from the pet sitter.
- Due to our diligence to safety and eliminating risky scenarios, Pet Minders has never had to file a claim.
What kind of visits should I book?
- The most important thing is to keep the routine that you are currently on in order to minimize any stress to your pet. How often does your pet eat now? How many times a day do you currently let your dog outside for potty breaks? How often is your dog walked?
- Depending on your dog & their individual needs, your dog may need anywhere from twice a day visits, to three times a day, to even four times a day. You can schedule the length of visits for each visit that best suits your dog as well. For example, a typical dog sitting schedule would be 3x a day: a 20 minute visit in the morning, a 20 minute visit at dinner, and a 10 minute potty break at bed-time. Our scheduling is extremely flexible to accommodate your pet’s needs.
- Cats will need at least one visit per day for feeding, water, litter box scooping, and of course, petting! Feel free to schedule more frequent visits if you feed twice a day or to administer medications, or book longer visits for more petting & play time.
When can I book a pet sitting?
- We offer pet sitting 365 days a year, and appointments are scheduled from 7:30am to 9:30pm.
- Holidays: To compensate our sitters for working on major holidays, there is an additional holiday charge per visit for Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, July 4th Independence Day, and other major holidays.
- We tailor a schedule that fits you and your pet’s needs.
How do I book pet sitting?
- When you’re ready to book, give us a call. We’ll set up a time to come to your home to meet your pets, get a home tour, and pick up a key. Also at that time we will complete a Service Request which will contain the dates & times of visits booked.