Call in the homesitter to give your pets stability when you are away
Posted on 16 January, 2017
Our clients use our services for a variety of reasons – to keep their home safe and secure when they go away and also to look after their pets.
Clients with dogs in particular benefit from having a homesitter staying in their home, so that they don’t have to use kennels, which many are reluctant to do.
Dogs are also creatures of habit and staying in their own home, going on familiar walks and sticking to their usual routine keeps them happy whilst their owners are away.
One Oxfordshire based couple, Gwen Lawler and her husband who are frequent business travellers and often they have to head off at very short notice now rely on our services. They have been regular clients since 2008.
The couple have a dog and cat, Bilbo and Baggins, and as they both work from home running a production company their pets are used to having people around all the time.
Gwen explained, “As my husband and I work from home our pets are used to us being there all day, so companionship is very important for them when we’re away. I wouldn’t put them in a kennel and cattery as it would be too much of a disruption – Bilbo prefers the company of humans to other dogs!
“For us, using Homesitters is money well spent as it gives our pets stability, and it’s also reassuring to know that the house is occupied too as there have been several burglaries in the local area recently. All the homesitters we have met have been very competent - warm and friendly people who genuinely like animals.
“We live in the countryside and as Bilbo is a Border Collie, he needs lots of exercise. In the winter it gets muddy so we need someone who doesn’t mind taking a muddy walk – and then hosing down a muddy dog when they get back! Homesitters always finds someone who fits the bill!” adds Gwen.
If you have pets that need looking after when you go on holiday this year, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
We have an extensive network of homesitters who experienced in looking after all kinds of pets, so we are bound to be able to find you someone that will suit your needs. To book a homesitter, please call us on: 01296 630 730.