In Home Pet Sitting
Are you thinking of kenneling your dog or cat during your next trip? According to the American Humane Society, pets are happiest when they are at home, surrounded by familiar sights, sounds and smells, and protected from the stress and potential exposure to illness or accidents often encountered at many boarding facilities.
Going out of town? A Pet’s Best Friend offers Out-of-Town and Vacation Visits for when you need to leave town. We will come to your home and care for your pet while you are away. We will follow your pet care routine per your instructions, including feeding, watering, exercising and administering any medication your pet might require. And most importantly, we will play with your pet!
Benefits of In-Home Care
For You: Eliminates the need to transport pets, avoids awkwardness in asking friends or family, and provides peace of mind, knowing your pet and home are both safe and secure.
For Pets: Allows them to remain in their own secure environments where they can follow familiar eating, exercise routines, and can receive individualized, loving attention when they cannot be with their owners. At home pet care also benefits your pets health and well-being by avoiding exposure to illnesses that can be transmitted at a kennel and eliminating the stress of staying at a kennel.
A standard visit is 30-minutes in length (however longer times and overnights are certainly available too). Dogs generally require 2-3 visits per day. Cats and other animals usually require 1-2 visits per day. Puppies should receive 3-4 visits per day. We also provide basic home care services while you’re gone, such as bringing in newspapers, flyers and mail, watering plants, alternating lights, adjusting blinds and setting out or taking in trash receptacles.
Overnight Pet Sitting
Does your pet need added comfort while you're away? A Pet's Best Friend offers overnight stays to give your pet all of the benefits of Vacation Visits, with added companionship and security for your pet and your home throughout the night. Our Pet Sitter will arrive at 7 p.m. and depart at 7 a.m. the next morning. We can change the times based on your needs. Just let us know!
Your pet sitter will call or text on the first visit of every pet sitting assignment. This is just a courtesy call to let you know that the sitter has started pet sitting and that you can rest assured that your pets are being well cared for. If you would like more phone calls from your sitter or prefer a text or e-mail, then just let them know.
When you arrive home from your trip, there will be a Pet Care Report on your counter from your pet sitter detailing how your pets were while you were away. It will have a checklist of what pet or home care was provided, as well as any notes about how your pets did with their pet sitter.