Iíve never used a petsitter before. How does this work?
The first step is calling me to set up a consultation. This meeting at your home will be at a convenient time for you and is held mainly to make sure that you and your pets are comfortable with me.
If you choose to book service at this time, weíll fill out the paperwork on your pets, and you will give me instructions on everything youíd like done.
You will only need to complete the consultation and initial paperwork once. Scheduling future service will be as simple as phoning me a few days before you leave to let me know the dates your pets will need care. Iíll handle the rest! I want you to feel confident and comfortable leaving your pets in my care.
How much notice do you need?
I generally ask for at least four days notice, but I offer flexible scheduling and will do my best to accomodate you if you have less time before your trip. For new clients, we do need to schedule the 30-minute free consultation-- but after that, youíll be able to just phone or email to set up service. For greater ease in future scheduling, you have the option of leaving your keys on file with me. Keys left in my possession are kept secured and separate from paperwork with client indentifiers.
What if my pet gets sick while Iím away?
I will make every attempt to reach you if your pet becomes sick. During your consultation, you will sign a Service Agreement that includes a Vet Authorization section that I will keep in your file. This will authorize me to seek veterinary attention for your pets in case of emergency. The form allows you to specify the veterinarian you prefer to use and the limits to the cost of treatment.
When will the visits take place?
Generally, for pets receiving one daily visit, the visit will occur in the afternoon. For pets receiving two daily visits, the morning visit will occur between 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and the evening visit between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Since we are trying to follow your petís normal routine, we will decide upon visit times together.
Note: If you need specific times because of medication or a special diet, let me know.
Are you insured?
Yes! I am a member of the Pet Sitters Assocation, LLC, of Eau Claire, WI. I carry professional liability insurance under the same company, as well as "Special property of others coverage" to protect against things such as mysterious disappearances, destruction, breakage (the aspects of bonding). I chose this over simply being bonded because only IF someone steals from your home AND is convicted of the crime will the bonding company actually reimburse you. My insurance is actual insurance, and includes a broad scope of personal property coverage.
How can I find out how my pets are doing while Iím away?
In addition to the daily written notes for you to look over when you return, Iím happy to provide updates via email, and I encourage you to call me to check in anytime.
How do I get started?
Just give me a call at (903) 593-4853 or send an email. I look forward to meeting you and your pets!