Recently, a friend who owns a pet sitting company in North Carolina received a call from a young boy who said he was doing the midday visits for a client who was currently on vacation. In an effort to save some money, the client decided to split the vacation visits between the professional pet sitting company and the kid next door. However, at 9:30 p.m., the boy called the pet sitter and said that he was playing at a friend’s house and forgot all about the dogs. This meant that the dogs didn’t get their midday walk and were locked in their crates for nearly 12 hours!
This is exactly why established pet sitting companies refuse to split visits. Although the neighbor boy apologized profusely, it still does not make up for the fact that these poor dogs were deprived of a midday bathroom break and exercise.
Neighbors can be unreliable—this isn’t their primary job, so they are less likely to take your pet’s care seriously—and family and friends will soon grow tired of you asking them to watch your furry friends when you go away. Plus, if your neighbor, family member, or friend has an emergency, no one will be available to feed, walk, and play with your pet.
At West Hartford Pet Sitters, your pets are our top priority. If your primary sitter has an emergency, we already have trained back-ups in place to make sure that your four-legged family members are well cared for. And thanks to our online scheduling tool, the office manager is able to track visits daily to make sure that not a single appointment is missed.
So, the next time you go away, call the experienced, loving, and responsible staff at West Hartford Pet Sitters and rest easy knowing that your pet is receiving superior care.
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