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Be Cautious of Pet Sitting Listing Sites

Be Cautious of Pet Sitting Listing Sites

Be Cautious of Pet Sitting Listing Sites

Read This Before Choosing A Pet Sitter

on Listing Sites

Listing sites are starting to pop up all over and have only been around for the last 5 years or so.

BE VERY CAUTIOUS using a listing site for pet care.

Also many listing sites mix up pet sitting and boarding.

Pet Sitting is a service that will come to the pets’ home for care,

Boarding is a service that provides care when the pets are brought to a place to be cared for

 

What is a listing site? 

A listing site allows you to put in the city and state, where you live to give you a list of people to help with something, such as a ride, home cleaning or in the past few years – pet care.

Some listing sites are Uber , B2B, Care, Sittercity,

Pet Care Listing sites are – Rover, Wag, Dogvacay, etc.

 

But I use Uber and they are good

That is true but you are only using them for a ride somewhere.  That may only be for 15 minutes or maybe an hour.  You are with them the entire time.

Would you trust that person with the keys to your home or the care of your pets?

Would you trust them in your house? for an hour or a week?

THAT is what you are doing with any of these Listing Sites that you find a pet care person.

 

Professional Pet Care businesses

refer to listing sites as the Craigslist

for pet care and warn people to stay FAR away.  

 

These listing sites are NOT supporting your local companies.

You are supporting these listing sites that are located out of your local community and making money off these people.  You can also look for where this listing company is based out of.

Just google “where is (name) business location)” or look for a BBB (Better Business Bureau) Business Profile.

Unfortunately, these listing sites are not experts in their fields.

They are looking for easy ways to make money and are doing just that ! Making ALOT of money on YOU.  There are many lawsuits against all listing sites mentioned and as long as they make money, they will continue and there will be more lawsuits.  I do not want you to be one of them.

 

Why should you be so cautious

because you are literally handing over your pet’s life and your entire house to these people.  It is a bit different then grabbing a ride (although, some people have been harmed with an Uber driver). YOUR PETS” SAFETY is a major concern.  Does that mean that all people on these sites are bad, absolutely not.  I am sure that many are trying to do the right thing

 

Don’t believe me? 

Please Google lawsuits and Rover or Wag and Dead Dog.

Here is a few articles –

Rover Won’t Reveal how Many Dogs Have Died 

A Blind Dog Left with a Rover Sitter

 

There is even a FB group titled –

My Dog was Killed by a Rover Sitter

Join the group and read posts or ask questions.

 

Why do people like them?

These sites have billions of dollars to help curb the negativity and many people do not know.

The appeal of these sites are they are EASY and CHEAP. If you do not care much about pet care or safety and want cheap and easy, then these sites are for you.

Many of these listing sites have apps to make it super easy to book a reservation and these apps appeal to the younger generation. These sites are similar to craigslist but some claim they will protect you.  Really, all they are is a place for people to advertise services easily.

These sites take a person’s word that they are legal and insured but almost all are not and almost all do not pay taxes.

These sites are NOT pet care businesses, they are just a site to list people who pay to be ON their site.  The site makes their money by keeping a percentage from each reservation.

These sites are NOT checking these people, many providers do not pay taxes or have any insurances.  This is how they can provide cheap pet care.  If you prefer to use a listing site, please be VERY careful.

Really make sure that the person you choose is thoroughly checked out and make sure that you check up so that your pet receives the proper care.  Again, I am sure there are a few people on there that may be great and are ethical, but please, make sure to really check them out.

But, then again, why worry, just do not use these sites.

Here are some things to really be looking for to help keep you and your pets SAFE –

What to Look for in a Pet Sitting Company

 

We advise to always check companies out or you are welcome to come check us out, if you are in our service area.

Professional Pet Sitting Etc has been in business for 3 DECADES, since 1990.

 Our website – www.profpetsit.com

 

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  Author, Dorinne Whynott, Owner of Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

 

If you liked this article, check out our other articles – Complete List Of Our Article and Videos

 

About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990. It is an AWARD WINNING business, having been awarded the 2015 Best Pet Sitting , 2015 Best Dog Walker, Business of the Year Awards in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2010.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB, A rating with Angie’s List and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click Here for Professional Pet Sitting Etc Reviews, Testimonial and Awards

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on New Client to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Voted BEST Pet Sitter 2019!!

IRA Lexus Chose US!!

IRA Lexus of Manchester, located in Bedford,

NH has Voted Professional Pet Sitting Etc as

one of three of their BEST Pet Sitters!!

 

Read more here – 

 

BEST Pet Sitters

 

THANK YOU IRA Lexus!

We are grateful for your confidence in us!

 

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  Author, Dorinne Whynott, Owner of Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

 

If you liked this article, check out our other articles – Complete List Of Our Article and Videos

 

About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990. It is an AWARD WINNING business, having been awarded the 2015 Best Pet Sitting , 2015 Best Dog Walker, Business of the Year Awards in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2010.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB, A rating with Angie’s List and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click Here for Professional Pet Sitting Etc Reviews, Testimonial and Awards

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on New Client to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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What Is YOUR Pet Care Need?

Cat and dog, abyssinian kitten and golden retriever looks at right.

What is YOUR pet Care Need? Professional Pet Sitting etc may be able to help.

We want to know because we can help

Professional Pet Sitting Etc has been Solving Pet Care Needs since 1990!

Author, Dorinne Whynott, Professional Pet Sitting Etc

Professional Pet Sitting Etc was started when People were asking for help feeding their pets while they had a dinner engagement or letting the dogs out while they were at work for long days and more.

As time went on, there were more reasons that people needed help with their pets.

The great thing is Professional Pet Sitting Etc has been helping with a variety of reasons and we offer services 365 days a year!!

Here are just some of the Pet Care needs that we have helped with.

Pet Care Need #1

Husky Pup

Pet Care Need #1 – Your Pet is Too young To Leave Home Alone

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc has cared for many pets their entire lives?  We have many dogs we have cared for from puppies at 8 weeks of age right through to 12, 14, 16 years of age.  We love them as if they were our own.  And we sure do miss them when they are gone.

 

Pet Care Need #2

Elderly pet

Pet Care Need #2 – Your Elderly Pet needs a Mid Day Break While You are at Work

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc has many elderly pets that we visit daily to get them out while their owners are at work?  Elderly dogs will generally get into the habit of just sleeping all day long.  Unfortunately, the inactivity is not good for them mentally or physically.  It does these guys good to get them a break in the middle of the day, get those joints moving so they are less stiff, get them a bathroom break since they may not be able to hold it as long as they once did.

 

Pet Care Need #3

Hungry pup

Pet Care Need #3 – Your Pet Needs A Supper Visit when You Work Late

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc can just do ONE pet care visit when you may need it?  We can come for a morning visit, mid day visit, supper visit or PM visit any day.  You can book in just one visit, two, three or four per day.

You do not need to use us alot, just when you may need help.  However, if you do need us alot, we can help with that, too!

Did you know that you also can book in how long you want the visit?  We have up to 30, 60, 90 and 120 minute visits!

 

Pet Care Need #4

cat and dog

Pet Care Need #4 – You travel alot for work and need pets at home cared for

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc has many clients who travel extensively and also many clients who only travel every few years?  We can help whenever you travel.

 

Pet Care Need #5

pup with leash

Pet Care Need #5 – Elderly Family Member can no longer take their dog for a walk

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc helps many Elderly and Disabled clients who are unable to care for their pets?  These amazing clients may not be able to get out and walk their dog or bend down to fill a water dish or scoop the litter box.  We can help 365 days per year for any person who needs help due to physical limitations of any kind.

 

Pet Care Need #6

puppy and kitten

Pet Care Need #6 – You have a planned surgery coming up & no one to help with your pets

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc helps many clients who must go into the hospital for any reason.  As soon as you know your dates, you can go online, book in your reservation, get our email confirmation and now you can relax and focus on getting healthy.

 

Pet Care Need #7

kitten

Pet Care Need #7 – You are rushed to the hospital, unexpectedly & worry who will take care of your pets

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc ENCOURAGES every person to set up a personalized pet care profile with us when you do NOT need pet care?

We want everyone to answer all of  our registration questions thoroughly on their personalized pet care profile.  The more information you can tell us about your pets likes, dislikes, feeding and much more, the easier it is for us and your pets.

However, it is also EASIER on you.

Once your file is complete, if anything should happen, you only need to go online and make your reservation.  Even if it is from the hospital.

You can even designate a back up person know your username and password, so they can make your reservation in any event that you can not.

 

Pet Care Need #8

cat & rabbit

Pet Care Need #8 – The whole family is away on a reunion which leaves no one to care for your pets

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc receives many calls from new clients stating they have never needed pet care because they always had family to do it?

Now everyone is going to a wedding, a reunion, or now their son or daughter is going to college….We are happy to help with pet care whenever you need us!

 

Pet Care Need #9

pup in basket

Pet Care Need #9 – Your new baby is arriving soon & everyone will be at the hospital

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc has been put on baby notice for many new parents to be?

We sometimes know when babies are coming before other family members do!!

 

Pet Care Need #10

pug with leash

Pet Care Need #10 – Newborn at home, little time to walk or play with your pup

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc will help with pet care even if you are home?

Many people do not think to call us for help if they are home.  We will help with pet care whenever you need us, whether you are home or not.  If you feel overwhelmed with a newborn and just need some help with your pet care, please call us.

 

Pet Care Need #11

dog with ball

Pet Care Need #11 – You work from home but Mid Day is too busy to play with your energetic pup/dog

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc has many clients who work from home?

Your days are busy whether you work from home or not, but your dog has no idea why you are not paying attention to him.

Dogs look forward to us coming every day to play, get in a walk, fresh air, play ball and get in a much needed potty break.

Best thing is after we leave, they go and lay down, giving you peace and quiet for the rest of the day!

 

Pet Care Need #12

cat in litterbox

Pet Care Need #12 – You HATE scooping the litterbox

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc will come and scoop your litter boxes for you?

Yes, we can take that chore off your to do list.  The other plus is that a clean litter box is the number ONE prevention to keep cats from going else where.

 

Pet Care Need #13

grass

Pet Care Need #13 – You HATE scooping the yard

Did you know that Professional Pet Sitting Etc will come and scoop your yard for you?

Yes, we can take another chore off your to do list.

 

Pet Care Need #14

cat playing

Pet Care Need #14 – Your energetic cat needs to burn off that energy daily to sleep at night

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc has a service called Feline Fun Time?

This is a service just for cats whose owners are at work during the day.  We can come in everyday, just like our dog walking visits but this is for cats to play inside, get snuggles, treats and help to burn off some energy.

This is great for kittens but also for older cats.  As cats get older they slow down and we need to get them moving which helps their joints become less stiff.  Cats are so good at not letting us see they are in pain or stiff and most owners do not even know.

As for the younger cats, this service is amazing.  It gets those kittens playing and running and hopefully tired enough so they are not keeping you up at night.

 

Pet Care Need #15

elderly person and dog

Pet Care Need #15 – Your Mom and her pet are in assisted living/nursing home and you need to find daily pet care for her

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc has gone to many facilities to help owners with their pet care?

If your Mom or Dad is fortunate to be able to bring their pets with them, we can help.  Facilities do not help care for any pets, just your parents and in many cases, your parent may not be able to walk the dog or scoop litter boxes.

It is SOOOO important for pet owners to not be separated from their pets as they grow older.  It is a very strong bond that should not be broken.

 

Pet Care Need #16

insulin

Pet Care Need #16 – You do not like needles but your pet is now diabetic

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc can help with diabetic pets?

We have helped with quite a few.  If your pet ever becomes diabetic or needs medications, we can help.

 

Pet Care Need #17

fat pug

Pet Care Need #17 – You are feeling guilty because your dog needs more exercise

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc can get your pet on an exercise routine?

We can come in on a daily basis or 2-5 times per week while you are at work and get them playing and moving.  A nice walk around the block will help burn off the extra pounds along with cutting down on feeding.  We can tell you how much.

Having a trimmer pet helps to increase their health which may increase their life expectancy.  We all want our pets to live forever.

 

Pet Care Need #18

sleeping puppy and kitten

Pet Care Need #18 – You hate bringing your pets to stay somewhere else and want them to stay stress free at home when you go away

Did you know that any time you bring your pet to stay in a place other then home without you, your pet is stressed?

If there is just one pet that is stressed and crying, then ALL pets around them will be stressed for the entire time. Many owners bring their pets home to find they sleep and sleep and sleep thinking their pets had a grand time playing when in actuality, now they are home they can relax and sleep since they have been up for the past few days stressing.  And that is just the dogs, cats will not show it, but they never do well outside their home.

Leave them home, where they are comfortable, and less stressed.  They will be a bit worried because you are gone, but will be much happier in their own surroundings.

 

Pet Care Need #19

cat in bed

Pet Care Need #19 – You hate leaving your pets home alone all night

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc in some areas, can have a sitter stay in your home overnight?

Yes, they can sleep with your pets in bed, if it is allowed!!

 

Pet Care Need #20

cat drinking

Pet Care Need #20 – You already have someone to care for your pets but want a back up, just in case

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc can be your Plan B?

Again we ENCOURAGE everyone to register with us and complete your personalized pet care profile when you do NOT need pet care.  So you will be ready when you do!

We have many people who call us in a panic because their friend, neighbor, relative or whoever had promised to care for their pets and now can not do so and they are leaving on vacation……If they are a registered client, all they need to do is put in a reservation.  If they aren’t, we try to help but we may not be able to.

We have also had calls where a family is in Florida and the person caring for their pets at home is sick or has a family emergency and can no longer help.  Again, if they are registered, they just need to go online and make a reservation.

 

Pet Care Need #21

ambulance

Pet Care Need #21 – You have a health condition and may unexpectedly need to go to the hospital

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc will help you with pet care if you are rushed to the hospital?

If you are a registered client with a completed file, we will always help you.

 

Pet Care Need #22

emergency hospital

Pet Care Need #22 – You never know when there will be a family emergency and want to be prepared for your pets

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc will help you with pet care if you have a family emergency?

If you are a registered client with a completed file, we will always help you.

 

Pet Care Need #23

cats sleeping

Pet Care Need #23 – You do not want your cat stressed in a new environment, you want to be able to leave them home when you travel

Did you know that 55% of all the pets Professional Pet Sitting Etc cares for are cats?

That is thousands in a year!  Cats are very sensitive and do not like too much change.  Just having their owners gone is stressful.  Changing their environment is off the chart. Cats do amazingly well just staying at home.  We love cats, alot!

 

Pet Care Need #24

bunny, guinea pig & mouse

Pet Care Need #24 – Birds, bunnies, fish and other small pets are easier to leave at home for care

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc cares for many pets besides cats and dogs?

We have cared for rabbits, guinea pigs, fish, mice, hamsters, iguanas, koi ponds, chickens, llamas, goats, and much more!

 

Pet Care Need #25

dog and cat eating

Pet Care Need #25 – You are going out with co-workers after work and need a supper visit for your pets

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc has many clients book a supper visit only once in a while?

You do not need a lot of pet care for us to help you.  You may only need one visit every few months or you may decide that we are so convenient that you book in a lot…yes, that happens!!

 

Pet Care Need #26

walking a husky

Pet Care Need #26 – You are going to Boston for the day and need a Mid Day break for your dog

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc helps clients who do day trips?

Many clients go skiing, sight seeing or just a nice drive for the day and book us in for a visit.

 

Pet Care Need #27

ocean

Pet Care Need #27 – You are going on a 14 day cruise and want your pets cared for happy at home

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc can help with pet care for however long you are away from home?

The longest someone was away was 6 months!! We can come in 4 times during the day, have a pet sitter stay overnight or whatever you decide.  You can make your reservation however you want and as long as we can fit you in the schedule, we will confirm and you can go have fun all around the word and not worry about pet care.

 

Pet Care Need #28

broken leg

Pet Care Need #28 – You slipped and broke your leg, now you can not walk your dog

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc helps many clients who have broken a bone?

We have helped people with broken legs, broken arms and a person who broke both arms and a leg!!  We can come in and help walk the dog, feed the animals, scoop litter boxes, etc.

 

Pet Care Need #29

cat in litterbox

Pet Care Need #29 – You are pregnant and your doctor will not let you scoop litterboxes

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc gets many calls from frantic pregnant Moms, because their doctors have told them to NOT clean litter boxes or worse to get rid of their cat because of toxoplasmosis?

Well, the first thing we do is calm down Mom because toxo is not that easy to get.  In fact, toxo can be contracted from any raw meat or gardening but the doctor did not say do not eat any more meat.  The best thing is to do a ton of research, to learn more.

However, we can certainly help with scooping the litter boxes to take any possibility away.  As for handling meat for dinner, you may want to speak with your husband, maybe he can cook for a while.

 

Pet Care Need #30

puppy kisses

Pet Care Need #30 – You like your pets greeting you when you come home from a trip late at night or on a holiday

Did you know Professional Pet Sitting Etc thinks THIS is the BEST reason to use us for pet care?

There is absolutely nothing better then to come home at any time of day or night and be greeted by your pet.  The absolute best reason to come home!!

What is YOUR pet care need?  Was it one that we listed above?  Was it multiple needs above?

Is your pet care need one not listed?  We would love to know your need.  Maybe we can help.  We want to know.

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  Author, Dorinne Whynott, Owner of Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

 

If you liked this article, check out our other articles – Complete List Of Our Article and Videos

 

About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990. It is an AWARD WINNING business, having been awarded the 2015 Best Pet Sitting , 2015 Best Dog Walker, Business of the Year Awards in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2010.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB, A rating with Angie’s List and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click Here for Professional Pet Sitting Etc Reviews, Testimonial and Awards

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on New Client to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Professional Pet Sitting Etc February 2018 Newsletter

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Happy Valentine’s to Everyone
From all of us at
Professional Pet Sitting Etc

Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Pet News

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February 2018

Pet Newsletter

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Click here to view

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In This Issue – 

Happy Valentine’s Day & National Pet Dental Month

Litterbox Tips

Thinking of Adopting a Mini Pig? Read This First

Crazy Dog Laws

Why Dogs Kick Grass After Bathroom

 

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About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990. It is an AWARD WINNING business, having been awarded the 2015 Best Pet Sitting , 2015 Best Dog Walker, Business of the Year Awards in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2010.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB, A rating with Angie’s List and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click Here for Professional Pet Sitting Etc Reviews, Testimonial and Awards

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on New Client to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Professional Pet Sitting Etc January 2018 Newsletter

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Puppy Care is the service with the most fun!! We are lucky enough to start many as puppies and continue to care and love them throughout their lives!!

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Pet News

 

January 2018

Pet Newsletter

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In This Issue – 

 

Happy New Year!!

 

Easy DIY Cat Treats

 

Top 10 Influential Pets of 2017

 

New Years Resolutions

 

Cool Product Alert

 

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About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990. It is an AWARD WINNING business, having been awarded the 2015 Best Pet Sitting , 2015 Best Dog Walker, Business of the Year Awards in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2010.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB, A rating with Angie’s List and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click Here for Professional Pet Sitting Etc Reviews, Testimonial and Awards

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on New Client to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Professional Pet Sitting Etc Black Friday Deals

Black Friday,

Small Business Saturday 

and Cyber Monday Deals

From Professional Pet Sitting Etc

 

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday Deals

ACT NOW – These deals EXPIRE Monday Night at 1159pm, November 26, 2018

For New Clients as well as ANY CURRENT REGISTERED CLIENT

See DEALS below

 

Who is this good for –

Any pet owner who works – Every pet deserves a break in the middle of the lonely day

New puppies – All puppies need a potty break, most need to go every two hours

Newly adopted dogs or cats – benefit from a mid day visit after being in a foster home or shelter surrounded by people all the time.  Helps them settle in.

All dogs – benefit from a mid day visit, attention, and treats

Energetic dogs – We can help burn off some of that energy

Energetic kitten We can help burn off some of that energy

For elderly pets  – older pets may not be able to wait to go to the bathroom, or if they stay laying down all day, they become stiff and sore, getting out and moving helps older pets alot

For Elderly Owners of Petswe help many elderly pet owners who may not be able to get their dogs out to go to the bathroom during the day.  We can help scoop litterboxes and put fresh food and water down for those owners who may not be able to reach down very well.

For Pets Owners with any disabilities – we help many disabled pet owners, also, who may not be able to get their dogs out to go to the bathroom during the day.  We can help scoop litterboxes and put fresh food and water down for those owners who may not be able to reach down very well.

Any Pet Owner – we help THOUSANDS of pets owners with their pet care.

 

We solve pet care problems,

leaving owners guilt free since 1990!!

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Here are the deals for those who are booking a New Service,

have NOT been on our schedule for services below in the past 30-60 days.

Limits will apply.

Keep in mind our openings are VERY LIMITED, so ACT FAST

1- Dog Walking and Mid Day Let Out while you are at work, home or away from home, for new service

Sign up for NEW service of Monday – Friday Dog Walking or Mid Day Let Out For ongoing long term

Sign up for Dog Walking/Mid Day Bronze – $50 off first week
Sign up for Dog Walking/Mid Day Silver – $75 off first week
Sign up for Dog Walking/Mid Day Gold – $100 off first week
Sign up for Dog Walking/Mid Day Platinum – $125 off first week

 

2- Feline Fun Time  while you are at work, home or away from home, for new service

Sign up for NEW service of Monday – Friday Feline Fun Time For ongoing long term

Sign up for Feline Fun Time  Bronze – $50 off first week
Sign up for Feline Fun Time  Silver – $75 off first week
Sign up for Feline Fun Time  Gold – $100 off first week
Sign up for Feline Fun Time  Platinum – $125 off first week

 

3- Pet Care for any Pet Owner who may need help with pet care basics due to disability, health or any other reason

Sign up for NEW service of every day service of 1-3 visits/day that includes basic care of giving fresh food, fresh water, potty breaks and exercise for dogs, scooping litter-boxes for kitties for ongoing long term

Sign up for Pet Care Bronze – $50 off first week
Sign up for Pet Care Silver – $75 off first week
Sign up for Pet Care Gold – $100 off first week
Sign up for Pet Care Platinum – $125 off first week

 

FOR CURRENT CLIENTS WHO USE ANY OF THE ABOVE SERVICES

If you send us a referral and THEY sign up for any of the above services, YOU also get the same discount amount credited to YOUR  account for future services.

Make sure YOUR referral follows the directions below for new client AND mentions your name.

 

Act Now

We Only have so many openings and when we are full, we are full.
We will have a waiting list for those who wish to be placed on it.

Restrictions do apply to all discounts and Cancellation fees will apply

 

If you are a new client

Go to our website www.profpetsit.com

Go to Login on the right side of the Home page

Click on New Client & Information

Fill in your full name, address, phone number, EMAIL address (we do everything by email), and let us know just your pets names and breed.

In the NOTE section, MAKE SURE TO MENTION THE DEAL YOU WANT & if a current client referred you

We will start you on our Getting to know us email series

And send your username and password so you can start your registration.

Then you will fill in all of your pet and home information, emergency people and once we know about payment and keys you are ready to go!

Most people can get their registration completed in 15 – 20 minutes.

 

CURRENT CLIENTS not on any plans above but would like to start

Just send us a note before the deadline, let us know what you would like and when you want to start.

We will do the rest!!

 

Happy Thanksgiving from

Everyone at Professional Pet Sitting Etc 

We are THANKFUL FOR YOU!!

 

We want our favorite sitter for the holidays!!

 

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Author, Dorinne Whynott, Owner of Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

 

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About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990. It is an AWARD WINNING business, having been awarded the 2015 Best Pet Sitting , 2015 Best Dog Walker, Business of the Year Awards in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2010.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB, A rating with Angie’s List and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click Here for Professional Pet Sitting Etc Reviews, Testimonial and Awards

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on “New Client” to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Cost of Owning a Pet

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We will pay you back in love!!

How Much Does That Pet In The Window Cost

Author, Dorinne Whynott, Owner of Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Pet ownership is very rewarding. Owning a pet is usually associated with a healthy living and overall better enjoyment of life. Security and companionship are other benefits of pet ownership, along with teaching kids responsibility and empathy. That said, it’s important to note that getting a pet entails a serious commitment and it’s important to be well aware of the costs associated with pet ownership. In this article, we will look at some of the basic costs of dog ownership.

Costs of Pet Ownership

The cost of a pet is usually much higher during the first year than the years after because of various one time expenses. You should also note that puppies/kittens generally cost more to take care of during the first year than adults because they require much more veterinarian care. Below are some of the costs to consider.

 

Food

Food is usually the biggest expense associated with pets.  The cost of food will depend on your type of pet, size,  energy level, and quality of food you buy. Be aware that giving your pet special foods, such as freshly made or veterinary therapeutic diets, may cost even more a month. That said, on average, small to medium sized pets may cost between $600 to $1,400 during the 1st year because they eat less. Large breeds can cost anywhere between $1,000 and $2,500 during the 1st year because they eat more.

 

Veterinary Care

Veterinary care is another big expense that’s often underestimated or overlooked, when considering the cost of  ownership. Puppies/kittens need numerous sets of vaccinations and adult will need boosters. Puppies/kittens may also need regular and ongoing preventative treatment. Some of the basic veterinary costs can include vaccinations, worming, tick and flea prevention,heartworm prevention, office visit fees, among others. The overall veterinary costs can cost anywhere between $500 –  $700 annually. Medical problems can add to that.

 

Spay/Neuter

Unless you’re planning to breed your dog (and that is a whole other article), it is best to spay/neuter all pets. This is a one time procedure that can cost anywhere between $200 and $600 depending on the breed and size, and whether there is any health conditions which can complicate the surgery.

 

Dental Care

Pets can suffer from the same dental issues as people and therefore should have their teeth checked regularly. Dental problems can lead to loss of teeth, infections and sometimes even organ damage. Regular dental check ups are very important for keeping your pet’s teeth in good shape, preventing infections and keeping the breath fresh. Annual dental care costs can range anywhere between $150 and $500; depending on current dental health.

 

Pet Insurance

Pet insurance isn’t cheap, but it may give you the much needed peace of mind and will help cover the large unexpected medical bills which can arise over your pet’s lifetime. Before getting insurance, it’s advised to do some research before settling on a particular insurance plan. You can go to each insurance company and then carefully read their policy and compare; make sure you read the fine print and fully understand the applicable spending caps, coverage limitations and deductibles. According to CNBC, the estimated monthly cost for dog insurance is between $10 and $35, depending on the the type of coverage purchased.

 

Grooming

Your pet’s grooming needs will largely depend on the type of coat they have. Short haired pets generally require less maintenance and fewer grooming expenses as compared to pets with longer coats. The overall cost of grooming (including grooming tools and visits to a groomer), can range anywhere between $30 and 500 a year.

 

Supplies

The supplies you will need may include, but not limited to; water and food bowls, leash, harness, collar, pet stain cleaner, odor neutralizer, toys, bed, a travel crate, a car restraint, bedding, poop bags, litterbox, litter scoop, and more.

 

Extras

In addition to the above basic costs, you should also be prepared for other unexpected costs. The best way is to always stay prepared by setting aside some extra money in savings.

Have an extra credit card with a zero balance for just in case things that may happen with your pet.

Open a checking account that is only for pet expenses.  Try to transfer $25 – 50 per week to the pet account.  If you can put more great.  You never know when a medical emergency will happen.

 

Ways To Save For Medical

-Shop around for various prices on vaccinations. Look for Clinics.  In NH we have Low Cost Clinics. 

-Keep your pet in good shape with a healthy diet and regular exercise; this will stave off the common health problems like joint and bone disease, diabetes and other costly health problems. Check out Pet Sitting Services with Professional Pet Sitting Etc for Daily Dog Walking/Mid Day let Out and Feline Fun Time.  They will come into your home while you are at work and exercise your pets.

-Keep vaccines up to date and get routine physicals for all pets

-Save money on emergency trips to the vet by pet proofing your home.

-Save money on medications by asking for a prescription from your veterinarian.  Many medications can now be purchased for less at Walmart or online.

 

Thank you for reading our article, we hope that you found this informative and helpful.

 

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About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990. It is an AWARD WINNING business, having been awarded the 2015 Best Pet Sitting , 2015 Best Dog Walker, Business of the Year Awards in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2010.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB, A rating with Angie’s List and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click Here for Professional Pet Sitting Etc Reviews, Testimonial and Awards

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on “New Client” to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Professional Pet Sitting Etc July 2017 Newsletter

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Happy Independence Day from All of Us at Professional Pet Sitting Etc

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Pet News

 July 2017

Pet Newsletter

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In This Issue – 

Happy Independence Day!!

5 Tips for Taking your Dog on Vacation

What You Need to Know About Your Pet and Summer Heat

8 Awesome Apps for Pet owners

The Ultimate Masters of Camouflage

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About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990. It is an AWARD WINNING business, having been awarded the 2015 Best Pet Sitting , 2015 Best Dog Walker, Business of the Year Awards in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2010.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB, A rating with Angie’s List and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click Here for Professional Pet Sitting Etc Reviews, Testimonial and Awards

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on “New Client” to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

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Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Professional Pet Sitting Etc June 2017 Newsletter

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Nothing like a good book in the summer!!

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Pet News

June 2017

Pet Newsletter

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In This Issue – 

Bird Watching

June Events

Shed The Weight

The Ultimate Summer Bucket List for Dogs & Owners

Pawternity Leave

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About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990. It is an AWARD WINNING business, having been awarded the 2015 Best Pet Sitting , 2015 Best Dog Walker, Business of the Year Awards in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2010.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB, A rating with Angie’s List and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click Here for Professional Pet Sitting Etc Reviews, Testimonial and Awards

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on New Client to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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We may NOT be the company for you if….

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Please, choose my pet care provider wisely.

Whether you choose US or someone else, we want you to be informed to make the safest, wisest choice for your pet care.

 

We, at Professional Pet Sitting Etc, VALUE SAFETY.  The safety of your pets, you, your home, our pet sitters and more.  We are very concerned about the treatment, pets and clients have received from various pet care providers. This in no way means that all non professional pet care providers are bad, it does mean that YOU have to be VERY careful and know what you are getting and paying for.

We have been in business for  3 DECADES, since 1990.  We have literally seen this industry explode.  Everyone thinks they can be a pet sitter, but very few think the idea through.  We try very hard to arm you with information, so you can make an informed choice, one that is right for you and your pets.

Here are our articles for further reading and help –

What to look for in a Pet Sitting Company

Top 3 Mistakes People Make in Choosing a Pet Sitter

 

  • If you have used a neighbor, friend or relative in the past

You will be VERY happy to have a professional take your pet care seriously.  We will not forget.  We will make sure to follow the instructions on your pet care profile.

  • If you have used a one person pet sitting company or another company

We may be very different in what you expect. We do things similar to some companies and VERY different to others.

Having been in business for so long, we do or do not do certain things for a variety of reasons. The MAJOR reason is because of our experience, these are things that have happened in the past and we have changed to create the best solution. Other reasons could be that we can not do things because of insurance reasons, legal reasons, employment reasons, federal reasons, etc.

In many cases it is because of safety reasons, safety for pets in our care, safety for our employees, etc.

And Now, here are a few things to think about, so you can decide if we are right for you.

 

We may NOT be the company for you if –

 

  • You are looking for the cheapest pet care for your pets.

We are not the most expensive but quality does cost.  We are at the average cost for pet sitting.  We are registered in our state to legally provide services as a business.  We are completely insured, bonded, workman’s comp insurance, and much, much more that a proper business should have. If you are looking for cheap, be very careful.  Really screen them.

You do not want to give up quality when it comes to your pets and home.

 

  • You want to do all the screening for your a pet sitter your self

If you have the time, know how to do it, know what to look for, have the forms and want to pay for the background checks, great (and please do ALL the checking if they are on a listing site or a one person pet sitting company).

As a company that has been in the business for decades, we take care of all the background checks, the training, policy and procedures, insurance, workman’s comp, and soooo much more to ensure that you have great pet care.

We have HUNDREDS of people apply to become part of our pet care team. The number one thing that they all cite as the reason they would be a good pet sitter – they have owned pets and love them!!!

98% could not pass our qualifications. The sad truth is that we have seen those that could not pass our qualifications on listing sites providing pet care for the public.  And have heard about a few of these individuals in the article, Top 3 Mistakes, above.

 

  • I want to Meet a Sitter before I choose a company

If you want to meet a sitter because you have questions, we do all interviews and answer questions over the phone.  Our schedules are just too busy to do Interviews and we save those schedules for loving and caring pets in our care.

Plus our website is jammed full of information that should answer most if not all questions.

We can also start you off on our Getting To Know Us email series that will answer more as well.

Generally, our amazing reputation precedes us and most people do not want to meet a sitter.  We do give you the choice to meet a sitter or not.  Once you are registered and have a completed personal pet care profile, you can make a reservation to meet a sitter.

 

  • I want a pet sitter who is caring and loving

Well, you definitely have come to the right place with us!! This is something that we will definitely be the company for you!

We have had clients who have literally been with us the day they have adopted their pets until the time the pet has gone to the Rainbow Bridge.

We LOVE every pet in our care

If you have a pet problem, Dori has extensive background in rescue, behavior, training and more.  If any of our clients has a problem, just ask.  When Dori has some free time, she will be happy to call and see if she can offer suggestions and ideas.

We love your pets as if they were our own and when they pass we are just as broken hearted.

 

  • You want a quick registration because it is just dog walking

We take pet care VERY seriously.  Our registration process is involved.  We have a lot of questions and most people can complete our process in about 15-20 minutes.

Why so thorough? Experience in business.

We want to know everything possible because the more we know, the better we can make the pet sitting experience for you and your pets.  Even if we are not going to feed your pets because we are only needed for a dog walk.

Why, do we need to know that? Because many times, our clients have had an emergency and needed us to come unexpectedly.  So, we like to have everything in place, just in case.  Writing care instructions when you are relaxed and can think is so much better than having an emergency and you need to be with loved ones and forgetting to leave out the cat food and medication (if needed).

 

  • I just want to tell the pet sitter what I want and not go through the registration.

We care for so many pets, we never want to forget anything.  Our registration may be thorough but it gives us a full understand of your pet, the care and their personality.

Having all of your information online also ensures that if your regular sitter is not able to care for your pets, the next sitter will have the same pet care information.  There is nothing lost in translation or forgotten to be mentioned.  You have control over the online information and can update whenever you wish.

 

  • You want to check up on every visit to make sure that someone was at your home as scheduled

We do this for you.  Our sitters have GPS to mark arrivals and departures, so we know that every pet in our care is cared for. This leaves you to do what you need to do, worry free or have fun on vacation.

 

  • You only want one and only one person for pet care all the time

We understand that most people only want one person.  However, since starting in 1990, we have learned things do and will happen to make that impossible.  When I started my company, I did all visits all the time.  It was very hard when my car broke down, when I became sick, when my daughter became ill, when my mom and dad passed away.  Things happen.  So, we have a team of pet care professionals who help each other to always ensure that your pet is cared for no matter what happens.  This all happens seamlessly and you do not have to worry or do anything. Whenever possible, we prefer to keep the sitter that has been with the pets in the past.  It is best for the pets, sitter, scheduling, etc.  If not possible, then we always have back ups.

 

  • You do not care if they have service available to you 365 days a year

Great, but even though your only need help right now for dog walking a few times a week, it does not mean that at some point an emergency may happen.  If you already have everything all set up, you can make a few clicks to make sure your pets are cared for and be concentrating on your emergency.

Emergencies never happen when it is easy, nor are they scheduled!

If you normally board, we have had clients need us when an emergency came up and their boarding facility was full.

Knowing you have a pet care provider there just in case, can be priceless. At Professional Pet Sitting Etc, once you have a complete profile, we know how much is fed, where the food is, treats, and more, even if we are just used for a dog walk, here and there.  When you have a family emergency, you can just go online, let us know you have a family emergency, make a reservation in 2 minutes and be on your way.  We will send a confirmation and start as soon as we can.  Leaving you to fully concentrate on your family.

 

  • You enjoy finding a new pet sitter when your old sitter moves away, gets a full time job, goes on vacation, or just stops pet sitting.

If you enjoy this, you are a rare person.  Many times it takes weks, people do not cal you back or do not show up.  Ugggh!!

Once you are a registered Professional Pet Sitting Etc client, you will never have to worry about looking and researching another pet sitter.  Again, we have a team of pet care professionals who help each other to always ensure that your pet is cared for no matter what happens.  This all happens seamlessly and you do not have to worry or do anything.

 

  • You do not like much information about a company or owner

Sorry, We are a very informational based company.  We like to give you lots of information about our company, about the owner, about pet care and more (lots on our website and in emails).  You can choose to absorb all of the information we give you or not.  It is up to you.

We believe that you should know a lot about a company and its owner if you will be entrusting your pets and home to us.

Personally, I would want more then 1-2 paragraphs about a company and its owner if I were to hand over keys to my home and the care of my pets.

 

  • You want a person just starting in pet sitting or a young business.

That is very nice of you, but will they know what to do in an emergency?

Do they have back up plans?

Murphy’s law, it is not will it happen but when.

Since starting this business in 1990, we have had just about everything happen while people were away.  So, it is nice to want to help a person start out and I get it, but I would want to know that a business has experience in place for just about everything that could happen while I am away to give me peace of mind.

 

  • You like using a listing site because it is fast, cheap and they check out these sitters (or do they?)

To view this FULL article – Click Here

Listing sites are starting to pop up all over and have only been around for the last 5 years or so.

BE VERY CAUTIOUS using a listing site for pet care.

Also many listing sites mix up pet sitting and boarding.  Pet Sitting is a service that will come to the pets’ home for care, Boarding is a service that provides care when the pets are brought to a place.

What is a listing site?  A listing site allows you to put in the city and state, where you live to give you a list of people to help with something.

Some listing sites are Uber for dogs, B2B, care, and now, Rover, Wag, Dogvacay, etc.

Professional Pet Care businesses refer them to as the Craigslist for pet care and warn people to stay FAR away.  

These listing sites are NOT supporting your local companies.  You are supporting these listing sites that are located out of your local community and making money off these people.  You can also look for where this listing company is based out of.  Just google “where is (name) business location)” or look for a BBB (Better Business Bureau) Business Profile.   Unfortunately, these listing sites are not experts in their fields.  They are looking for easy ways to make money and are doing just that ! Making ALOT of money on YOU.  There are many lawsuits against all listing sites mentioned and as long as they make money, they will continue and there will be more lawsuits.  I do not want you to be one of them.

Why should you be so cautious – because you are literally handing over your pet’s life and your entire house to these people.  It is a bit different then grabbing a ride (although, some people have been harmed with an Uber driver). YOUR PETS” SAFETY is a major concern.  Does that mean that all people on these sites are bad, absolutely not.  I am sure that many are trying to do the right thing

Don’t believe me?  Please Google lawsuits and Rover or Wag and Dead Dog.

There is even a FB group titled –

My Dog was Killed by a Rover Sitter

Join the group and read posts or ask questions.

The appeal of these sites are they are EASY and CHEAP. If you do not care much about pet care and want cheap and easy, then these sites are for you. Many of these listing sites have apps to make it super easy to book a reservation and these apps appeal to the younger generation. These sites are similar to craigslist but some claim they will protect you.  Really, all they are is a place for people to advertise services easily.  These sites take a person’s word that they are legal and insured but almost all are not and almost all do not pay taxes.

These sites are NOT pet care businesses, they are just a site to list people who pay to be ONheir site.  The site makes their money by keeping a percentage from each reservation.  These sites are NOT checking these people, many providers do not pay taxes or have any insurances.  This is how they can provide cheap pet care.  If you prefer to use a listing site, please be VERY careful.  Really make sure that the person you choose is thoroughly checked out and make sure that you check up so that your pet receives the proper care.  Again, I am sure there are a few people on there that may be great and are ethical, but please, make sure to really check them out.  But, then again, why worry, just do not use these sites.

 

  • You just want someone who loves pets

We understand and we look for that too but caring for people’s pets and home requires much more.  It requires dedication, reliability, a come hell or high water attitude to make sure that your pets will be cared for no matter what happens.  We have heard many people say that the person they used before did not come every day for their cats because they put down three bowls of food and did not think it necessary.  Or they slept in on Saturday morning and came at 11am to let the dog out and so many other stories.

Taking on the responsibilities of pet care for others takes so much more than just loving pets.

We keep track of our sitters to give US peace of mind that all were cared for.

 

  • I do NOT want anyone to have access to my home all the time

As a homeowner, I understand.  However, I have had emergencies where I had to have my employees access my home for pet care and I was unable to get home to put out a key, etc.

I was VERY happy knowing that I have a Plan A and B in place for my pet sitters to access my home to care for my amazing pets.

I was able to relax and deal with the emergency at hand.

THAT is the peace of mind we extend to ALL of our clients.

 

  • I do NOT want to have a Plan B.  One way is enough.

Unfortunately, we have learned with experience that one way is not enough.  An owner or child may have used Plan A and did not put the key back or the garage pad battery has died or something else.

When we have a full pet care schedule, it only takes a few minutes to access the Plan B in file and care for the pets.  Then we are on to the rest of the pets in our care with everything running smoothly.

 

  • You want to use a person who works at your veterinary office

Many people do this.  They believe that this person must be good since they work with animals.  Some may be but again, that is like wanting someone who loves pets.  If they work a job, they will need to put pet care around their hours at the hospital.  Will they take it seriously on their day off?  It is their only day to sleep in.

If something happens to this person, or if this person gives you bad service, you must remember that the Animal Hospital will take no responsibility.  The Animal Hospital does not provide pet sitting as a service.

Sometimes, people think, that if they love their veterinarian then a person working there must be good too.  Not necessarily true.  I have heard many stories that were not great with this type of pet care provider, mostly because they did not think things through.  Something would happen that they were not prepared for.  So, please check these people out, do not assume that they know everything just because they work at your favorite Animal Hospital.

 

  • I want someone to live in my home while I am away

That sounds amazing! 24 hours of someone being with your pets.  This is a person I would want to be completely and thoroughly checked.  They will be in your home A LOT.  Make sure you have legal recourse that they are a business and have insurance if something happens.  You are counting on this person.  If they are just a person, you may need to create rules.  A business like mine, already has policy and procedures that employees must follow but you would be surprised at how many people out there who are providing pet care need to be told what to do and not to do. We have had people tell us of people having dinner parties in their home, pool parties and more!! Our sitters are not allowed to have any non-employees in a clients’ home.

 

  • You want to receive a call or text from every visit

Unfortunately, we do not pay for employees’ phone, so we can not require any to do this.  We also keep records of all correspondence which must come through our office.

 

  • You do not mind receiving a call while you are on vacation from your pet sitter stating she has a family emergency, car accident or whatever and she can not continue pet care.

I, personally would be so stressed out if that happened to me on vacation.  There should always be a plan a, b, c, d and more.

At Professional Pet Sitting Etc, we have DECADES of pet sitting business experience.  Things will happen!!

 

  • You do not care if your pet sitter is a legal business or has insurance

In the state of New Hampshire to conduct any kind of business, everyone needs to be registered to do so. This is the law.

If anything happens with your pet, you would want to make sure that this person has insurance if the sitter is found at fault.  If this sitter ever fell down your stairs or got hurt on your property, you do not want to have your home owners’ insurance go up.

 

  • You do not care if they do not have their own business website

It may not be important to you, but it does show that this person is serious in the business of pet care.  Creating a website shows that this pet care provider plans on being in business for a while. Hopefully whenever you need them, especially in an emergency.

Having a business website is NOT a listing on a site, it is NOT just a FB page or other social media.

Having a website is putting in a website address like www.profpetsit.com

And only that business is at that address.

Having a website, will give you some insight into the company and owner.  They should have an About Us page.  Hopefully, it will have more then 1-2 paragraphs.  A good About Us page should tell you this person’s experience, training and more.  It should create a sense that after you read it, you feel like you know her.

The owner of Professional Pet Sitting Etc, Dori Whynott, has a full life history on our website.  Yup, from about the time she was born to almost present day.  It gets added to every now and then.  Most people enjoy knowing who the owner is and they let us know all the time how much they enjoy this.

 

  • You prefer someone to take your pets in their home

Sounds great!! Your pet will have a vacation too!  You see pictures of pets on the person’s couch, watching tv, snuggling.

BE VERY CAREFUL AND CAUTIOUS

There are soooo many things you need to make sure of when your pet will be BOARDING (yes, any time your pet goes somewhere to be cared for it is called BOARDING, not pet sitting).

Again, I am sure there are some great people doing this but even more things can go wrong in an in home boarding situation.  Dogs have gotten loose and lost, pets have been killed, boarders pets have been killed by client’s pets, people have been bitten and more.  When you bring your pet somewhere, many pets will try to get home, through an open door, scale a fence even if they have never done this before, dig under a fence, cry all night, and more.  Also, if there are other pets in the home, dogs may become territorial when they have never done so before.  They may guard toys, blankets, beds, food bowls and fight another pet that comes too close to these, even if they have never done so before. If your pet and the pets who live there have any issues, or your pet shows signs of trying to go home, you will have to be okay with your pet being crated for safety.

ASK lots of questions if this person is not a business.  Scared, frightening or dogs determined to get home can do some crazy things.

  • Is there a barrier or pet gate so no pets can get to the door if open
  • Fenced in yard with a minimum 6 foot fence (many pets who have never scaled a fence will do so to get home)
  • A good barrier, extending a foot or more underground at the bottom of the entire fence to prevent any digging or escape
  • If the home already has pets, introductions of an hour or two, 2-3 times before leaving or an overnight before a long vacation, may be in order to see how everything will be and see compatibility. Still, no guarantee how the pets will be in a few days being together for 24 hours per day. Sometimes they just get on each other’s nerves and pets have been killed by each other
  • What will the plan be if this person goes out for errands? Will pets all be crated? Unsupervised pets can be an accident waiting to happen.
  • Are there children in the home? How do they interact with the pets? Will they have friends over and interacting with pets? Is your pet comfortable with children? Will the children be going in and out to play?
  • What happen’s if your dog bites someone? Will your dog be quarantined? Do you need to provide vaccine proof (you should, any boarding person should require this for the health of YOUR pet as well as theirs and any other pet that will be in their home).
  • Will your pet be the ONLY boarder or could there be other pets coming and going in this home? This is a big question.  Just like in any daycare, every time a dog comes and goes, the dynamics of the group changes and this could cause stress and anxiety in all the dogs. The person providing care needs to know the signs and prevent it from escalating.
  • If there will be more dogs coming and going, what are the town ordinances? Many towns have a limit to the number of pets.  One person doing in home boarding was reported by her neighbor.  The police, dog officer and humane society showed up at her door and shut her down.  There were no other issues other then the town ordinance prevented more than 3 pets in a home.
  • What happens if your dog consistently barks and the neighbors report it and the person is fined?
  • What if your dog cries all night or destroys something?
  • What if your dog has a medical emergency? Does this person have a vehicle to quickly transport your pet to the hospital? Many times, in home boarders find this a great way to make money because they do not have transportation. This can be a terrible issue if a medical emergency occurs and time is of the essence.

Recap

So, if you prefer the above BOLDED topics, we may not be for you.

However, if you would like a company that has been in business since 1990, has a slew of testimonials, cares for thousands of pets every month, has all the proper legal documents to conduct business in the state of New Hampshire, thoroughly checks and trains all employees, has all required insurances, and so much more, Then you have chosen wisely and we would love to help you with your pet care.

However, whether you choose us or someone else for your pet care, please choose carefully, your pet’s safety, life and more are counting on your wise choice.

 

 

 

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