A Pet Sitter's Wish List
Things you might not think about at first:
I know everyone has them now! But remember: never abandon your manners! Please do let me know if you will be joining me virtually while I am caring for your pets. Courtesy is still king!
Other Important Matters
Otis & Henry
If you have a driveway that is longer than, say, 100 feet or so it is sometimes best to arrange to have the snow and ice cleared from it when you are away, especially when the snow is deep. It isn't safe for emergency vehicles to get to your house if something should happen, and it is also really a give-away to criminals that you are away.
Try to leave the house braced for the cold so that your pipes don't freeze (and your pets stay warm too). Conversely, make sure your pets have a cool place to go in the summer so that they don't swelter in the heat. (very important)
Leave your cat carrier handy, yet out of your cat's sight ---just in case..
Beeping detectors..Not Good
The Ears of Mint Julip.
Believe it or not pets are VERY sensitive to the sound of a continually beeping, low battery warning of C.O./smoke detector. They can't relax. Really! Let's ensure as much as is possible that their time at home without you is peaceful. Perhaps, leave me a ladder and batteries for the really high ones.
"I thought YOU were going to leave the key......"
It's a very good idea to double check that everyone is on the same page about who will leave the hide-a-key for the pet sitter!
Mary climbing into Finn's house.
This really does happen.
TEXT me when you leave for your trip, and again, if you can, when you return, so that I will be sure that you have made it home to your pets safely!
Send me an email, if you could, a week or so before you leave so that we will make sure no vacation plans have changed.
Remember to leave the pet sitter snacks!
Jackie wishes that we would
skip the boardwalk next time!
Kai (large girl center) wished for her family to work from home to be with her, and...voila!
If ever they go back to offices here's a detail for the dog walker: Kai knows that when she comes back from her walk she will have to go back into her lonely house, so....upon returning...she just doesn't go in. Will not. That's it. All 120 lbs of her will not go back in. Not for chicken, steak. Oh, that KAI!
(Jim, Jen and Sammy's dog)