Yes – there’s some paperwork. But it means your pet sitter is insured and it means we are clear about what you want us to do.
You keep your pets at home and we make sure they are well looked after. And more than that, we make sure your house is secure and that, whilst we don’t want to intrude upon your holiday or day at work, you are kept as up to date as you need to be about what is happening at home while you are away.
Visit our Contact Page to see if we cover your area. Call, email or text and we will make an initial appointment (no charge), to meet you at home to discuss your animal(s) and their pet-sitting. If you want to go ahead then we will arrange some references for you and we can proceed with the booking. We will also make a further appointment, nearer to the time that you are due to go away (no charge), to sign over keys and ensure there are no changes to our original arrangements.
Here is a list of links to our services. Prices are at the foot of each page.
Pet Sitter – Some Principles
In supplying a very good pet sitting service we aim to provide you with Peace of Mind every time you go away.
We use unmarked vehicles. We do not think it is a good idea to advertise the presence of a pet sitter at your property while you are away. We will keep all of our documentation about your property, your keys, contact and contact back-up details secure and up to date. General Property Care is included in the cost of pet-sitting, you can find out more here.
- discuss with you in full the needs of your pets and complete a detailed Instruction Sheet for their care.
- aim to maintain a daily routine that closely resembles your pet’s normal circumstances.
- monitor your pet’s health and well-being throughout their period of care.
- provide you with updates on the care of your pets.
- take instruction from you or your nominee in the event of an emergency.
Wherever possible your pet will be looked after by the same sitter every time. (We will inform you beforehand if this is not the case.)
We are guided by the globally accepted Five Freedoms:
1. Freedom from hunger or thirst by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.
2. Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.
3. Freedom from pain, injury or disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.
4. Freedom to express (most) normal behaviour by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal’s own kind.
5. Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.