How our dog sitters operate
We specify that our homesitters must care for all dogs strictly in accordance with clients’ instructions and we provide appropriate checklists to ensure that every aspect of care and routine is considered – nothing is left to chance.
On joining us, our homesitters are issued with a substantial manual covering all aspects of home and pet sitting. They have to follow detailed procedures, and we keep them up-to-date with newsletters. With regard to dog sitting, we specifically cover:
- assessing a dog on first meeting
- following the dog’s normal routines
- caring for elderly dogs
- assessing changes in behaviour, and taking appropriate action
Our dog sitters are conscientious and vigilant; they will check your dog regularly for any physical or behavioural changes. We instruct that should a dog seem unwell, the homesitters should not hesitate to contact the vet and to ring Head Office for advice and support. Having been founded in 1980, we have substantial reserves of knowledge and our homesitters know that they can contact us at any time (and they talk to a human, not an answering machine!).
After every assignment we obtain detailed feedback from our clients, and we specifically ask about the dogs and their condition on the client’s return. Often our clients report that not only were their dogs in fine fettle, but they suspect that they would have liked to have gone home with their homesitters…rather ruffling, but what better testimony to your dog sitter’s care could you have?
We offer far more than just dog sitting
We are particularly skilled with cats and dogs but we are happy to discuss care for all domestic pets and livestock, birds, poultry and exotica.
Amongst our employees we have retired farmers and smallholders, so we’re happy to check and feed farm livestock. We provide field care for horses and ponies and we have a limited number of homesitters who will provide full stable care – but this does not extend to exercising.
Having a homesitter not only ensures the happiness of your pets, it can also considerably simplify your pre-holiday workload. If you have a menagerie of dogs, cats, small furry creatures, poultry and ponies – you can make arrangements for them all with just one telephone call!
Phone 01296 630 730 to request more details on our pet sitting service.
Read more about Dog Sitting on our blog