You could send them away to a cattery or boarding kennels (that doesn't sound too appealing, does it?), or try to find someone you know who'll grudgingly agree to pop in and feed them (hmm, how confident are you about that option going smoothly?)
Of course, there is another option, and that's where we come in! Here are just some of the benefits of choosing professional pet sitters to take care of your fur kids when you can't…
Avoid cattery cost
The costs involved in boarding your pets include all their overheads on top of the care they provide to their temporary residents – things like lighting, heating, and so on. No wonder it can be costly, particularly if you're planning a long trip or you have more than one pet. Having a pet sitter come into your home instead is so much more cost effective. It can get particularly expensive if you're planning a long trip, or if you have more than one pet. After all, they have their own overheads – lighting, heating, etc. that goes on top.
Reduce stress and anxiety…
…and we're not just talking about YOUR stress and anxiety! Even the most chilled out animal is at risk of increased stress levels when they're taken out of their home environment, and with cats in particular stress can cause serious veterinary problems. Being cared for in their own home reduces potential stressors, making for happier pets and happier you.
Dedicated care for your pets
Another option is asking someone to 'pop in' to take care of your pets, be it a friend, family member, or maybe a neighbor. The problem is that they have their own busy lives, whereas a professional is there solely to care for your pets.
Added peace of mind in terms of home security
Not only will your pets be looked after, but when you have a pet sitter visiting every day (or even staying if you require it), your home is more secure. We bring in your mail and newspapers on every visit, and turn lights off and on, so your home won't be obviously unoccupied. Plus in the unlikely event there is a problem, it won't be long till your sitter is back so it can be dealt with quickly.
We're the experts
Our sitters all know what to do in an emergency, as well as having expert knowledge of pet care and health. Each and every pet sitter we employ is fully vetted, knowledgeable, and experienced, with many even having professional backgrounds in the worlds of veterinary care and shelters.
'Tricks of the trade
With that aforementioned experience comes a deeper understanding of pets with a wide range of temperaments and personalities, which means we know how to get the best out of each individual pet, and make them as happy and at ease as possible. You name it, we've experienced it – from the shy cat that gets upset at being stroked by a stranger, to the dog who has separation anxiety and needs extra care, to the lovebug kitty that thrives on cuddles.
Do you want the peace of mind that comes from knowing your fur kids are in the safest of hands, in the comfort and security of their own home? So why not set up your account with us today and introduce us to your furry family – we can't wait to get to know you!
In addition, our team has completed comprehensive training in canine and feline CPR & First Aid and was awarded our Pet CPR+ Certification from Pet Emergency Education, LLC.