Whew, you made it through the holidays and that work trip that got extended last week because of the snow. Thank goodness your neighbor and friends were around to help out with Mr. Snugglesworth. You couldn't help but notice that the water bowl was empty when you got home. And that's when you started really thinking about your pet sitting arrangements..."Maybe Mr. Snugglesworth was really unusually thirsty this afternoon???... I didn't receive a phone call or text while I was away, no news is good news, right???... I wonder how long he enjoyed one-on-one interraction each day... He did have company each day, right?!?... Why is he looking at me like that?... He's totally mad at me for leaving!". And the guilt trip ensues.
Ok, ok, maybe that's a little exaggerated, but we totally understand the feeling. Before Whoa Doggy!, our pet sitting plans changed everytime we went out of town or had a long day where we needed a hand with our furry sons, Cody and Lukey. We always felt like we were burdoning our friends (even when they insisted that "they didn't mind") and we hated checking in with them while we were away, because we didn't want to insult them by appearing like we didn't trust them.
Sure, the 12 year old kid in the neighborhood walks your friend's dog from time to time, and that's all good, until the 12 year old kid forgets to visit, or forgets to feed your dog, or worse...forgets to lock the door! And what would the 12 year old kid do if he walks into your house to be greeted by a burst pipe, or another emergency that needs immediate attention?
These are all questions that we've learned the unfortunate answers to, either through the previous experiences of our clients, or our own. We truly believe that the peace of mind that comes along with having a relationship with a professional pet sitting service is invaluable. We also believe that the consistency, accountability and professionalism that a professional pet sitting service provides are non-negotiable, especially when it comes to your pets - your babies - your furry loved ones.
Over the next few weeks, we are going to write more about what it looks like to work with a professional pet sitting service, what happens in case of emergencies, and most importantly, how to find the perfect service for you and your furry family. Because it is that important. In the meantime, take comfort in knowing that there are options - real, professional options - for you and Mr. Snugglesworth.
Wags & Hugs,