Let’s first go over what I mean by a non-professional pet sitter. These sitters are also referred to as “hobbyists” and is someone who does pet sitting for extra cash and typically does it for neighbors/friends/ or referrals from them. These pet sitters do not carry pet sitting insurance, CPR and pet first aid certification, training, or licensed as a business. They simply do this on the side as some people will do babysitting as a side job for extra income, not as a career. You can find these sitters on sites like Rover.com, and you will see they are far cheaper than a professional sitter.
There is also the option to take your pups on over to a daycare and boarding facility. This may seem like a perfect option as most daycares are now offering free-roam play time in a large room full of dogs to go wild with. Your dogs will likely need to pass a temperament test prior to being accepted, as well as up to date on all vaccines. These facilities bring in a large number of dogs, and can take away from the personalization you get with pet sitters.
So why do I chose being a professional pet care provider over the other options? I have worked for years in boarding facilities and even as a side job pet sitter. With the daycares I found that the more dogs coming through the door, the less personalized and quality of care was being given to these pets. As a nonprofessional pet sitter, I realized the risk of not carrying insurance. I noticed that potential new clients showed much more concern for my level of qualifications knowing it was just a side job. I now get to offer quality care and provide peace of mind to my clients as a professional pet sitter!
I created my business Dog Lovers Pet Services LLC to offer quality care over quantity. My goal is to make every pet parent feel 100% comfortable as they leave their pets in my care. I offer years of experience and don’t just do this as a side job, but as a career. Here is just a little of what you get when you hire a professional pet sitter:
- Insurance, bonding, and licensed. Most professionals carry full coverage for the services they offer and have a licensed business.
- CPR and first aid certification. We want to be sure we can provide proper care in case of emergencies, and get certified every year to keep up to date.
- Personalization. We create a schedule specific to your needs, and want to make your life easier. We are dedicated to your pets alone when scheduled to care for them, no other dogs around to steal our attention. Most professionals will also send detailed updates on each service they perform, including cute pictures! Home security. Know that your house is being looked after while you’re away. Most professionals will offer to bring in mail and packages, water plants, and other household tasks.
- Comfort. Your pets get to be comfortable in an environment they are familiar with: YOUR HOME. They get to keep their same routine and get one on one attention.
- Convenience. The professionals come to you, no need to drive and drop off anywhere. Just head to work or on vacation and we take care of everything else.