When hiring a professional pet sitter, both your home and your pets are a top priority. It is a given that your pet sitter will care for your pet according to their regular routine, but did you know that your pet sitter will also water your plants, collect your mail, and do a few more extras which are included with the care of your pet? Here is a list of the complimentary extras PetTastic offers along with a pet sitting reservation.
Watering Indoor/Outdoor Plants
Although we don't claim to have a green thumb, we would be happy to water your plants while you are away. Indoor, outdoor, potted or in the ground, just let us know where they are located and how often to water. If you have an extremely large garden that may take away from your pet visit, we may have add an additional fee, but in most cases the service is complimentary!
Taking Out the Trash & Recycle
We know how frustrating it can be to miss a trash day! Over flowing bins, smells, bugs, & rodents (EEK!) can be unsettling to come home to. Just let us know your designated trash & recycle pick up days and we would be happy to place the bins out on the curb for pick up!
Are you worried your home is going to look empty while you are gone? Have no fear your professional pet sitter is here to help. We offer light & curtain rotation service so your house has an "at home appearance" while you are gone. We can even rotate the radio or television there are sound coming from the home while you are gone!
Bird Feeder & Bird Baths
We have your tail feathers covered when it comes to keeping your backyard birds cared for in your absence. We are happy to fill feeders and bird baths for you while you are gone. We might even enjoy a little backyard bird watching with your pet!
Mail, Newspaper, & Packages
Collecting the mail and newspaper almost seems like a given when it comes to something a pet sitter offers, but many clients do not realize this is a service we are will to provide. Each day we will check the mail box and pick up the paper to avoid them piling up! We also will bring in package deliveries. We only ask that you keep the deliveries with in reason! Your pet sitter may not be able to carry in a 100 pound package or your recent oder of an 8 piece patio set!
Pools & Other House Features
We don't mind checking on the water level of your pool or cleaning the basket every now and again to be sure your pool is pristine and your pool pump is working when you arrive back home. But we never claimed to be a pool service so we will decline request to chemically treat your pool to or anything beyond out prevue. We will also keep an eye on your air conditioner or other house feature you may be worried about while you are gone. Just simply ask us if we are willing and we will let you know if that is a task we would be happy to add on!
Keep in mind our main concern is your pet. So any addition requests that will take away from the time your pet receives and the attention they need, an nominal fee may be added to your invoice.
Written by Julie Gajewski, CPPS. Julie has been pet sitting and working in the veterinary industry as both a technician and hospital administrator since 1997. She is a pet business consultant and a guest blog writer for pet sitters across the world. She lives in Florida with her husband and furry children, 2 Pugs and 4 cats.