What is Pet Sitting?
Pet sitting differs from boarding in that a pet sitter cares for your pet in the comfort of your own home rather than in a boarding facility. The duties of a pet sitter vary based on the needs of the owner and the pet. The number of visits per day the pet sitter makes to the home is determined by the pet owner; this usually ranges from one to three visits per day depending on the type of pet being cared for. Each visit is an hour in duration. During a visit, the sitter provides the necessities for your pet such as food, water, and access to bathroom breaks.
In addition, Ruffin' Around's pet sitters will administer medications, clean out litter boxes, take the dog for a walk, play with your pet, provide treats, or just spend quality time with your pet. Also, if desired by the owner, our pet sitting staff will vary lights in the home or bring in the mail at no extra cost to you. Pet sitting visits are customized to fit your needs and the needs of your pet. Ruffin' Around's pet sitters make a complimentary first visit to the home prior to your departure. This enables us to meet you and your pet, to become acquainted with where the pet supplies are kept in your home, and to receive more detailed instructions about the care of your pet.
Who Benefits From Pet Sitting?
Both owners and their pets benefit from pet sitting services. Pet owners can relax and enjoy their vacation knowing that their pet is being cared for in the comfort of their own home by a highly qualified pet sitter. Ruffin' Around's pet sitters regularly participate in continuing education courses provided by the pet care industry and are also trained in pet first aid and CPR. Additionally, you will feel at ease knowing that someone is checking on your home daily while you are away.
Some pets prefer solitude to socialization. They may become stressed when taken out of their normal environment. These pets do exceptionally better when they remain in the familiarity of their own home. Therefore, even though their owners are away, these pets tend to eat, drink, and behave normally at home. Unsocialized or fearful pets do especially well with the luxuries of pet sitting services.