Pampered Pet Plus in Boca Raton offers Expert Pet Sitting, Dog Walking and Cat Sitting Services
April 23, 2015 - BOCA RATON, Fla.
Many pet owners feel that there are advantages to using pet sitters for their dogs, cats, birds, fish and other small domestic mammal pets rather than traditional kennels and boarding facilities. Reasons people use pet sitters include:
* Reduced stress on pets because pets are cared for in their own homes.
* No "travel trauma" to pets because they do not need to be transported or anywhere or stored in cargo containers.
* Exposure to illnesses and parasites of other animals is minimized. Required vaccinations are often less restrictive than those necessary at at traditional kennels and boarding facilities.
* Pets stay on their regular routines and do not need to adapt to a new environment.
* Not having to deal with neighbors, friends or family members feeling that they are inconvenienced.
* Convenience for pets with health problems and mobility issues due to arthritis, dysplasia, incontinence and other health or medical issues.
Professional pet sitters are often licensed, and always insured for liability including care, custody, and control of the pets in their care. Pet sitters usually have training, such as pet first aid and lifesaver certification and pet sitting accreditation. A number of professional organizations exist to help pet sitters improve their services.
It is always advisable to combine a personal in home consultation meeting between the pet sitter and client along with the interview process prior to being given the job.
A professional pet sitting service is always insured and bonded against negligence, damages, theft and physical harm to pets and home.
Pet sitters are generally not protected from injury to themselves by regular pet sitting liability coverage. Pet sitter liability insurance usually covers injury to other people and other pets.
In many areas, no special occupational license is required for pet sitters. The term "licensed" is often used by pet sitting professionals to refer to city or town licenses to do business and pay business tax, kennel licenses, and/or transportation permits available within the coverage area of the business. These licenses may or may not be required, depending on the location. Licenses are not available in all areas
During vacation pet sitting, a pet sitter visits a client's home several times, as required. The exact length of visit is determined by both pet owners and pet sitters, averaging from fifteen to forty-five minutes. Typical services offered include: providing the pets' customary diet and exercise routine, administration of medications, vitamins, and other special care, monitoring health and arranging for medical treatment in case of illness. Most pet sitters bill clients on a per-visit or per-day basis, including additional charges for multiple pets, travel expenses, and special tasks. Pampered Pet Plus also offers live-in pet sitting service, also known as overnight pet sitting care. Nanette will stay over in the client home under prearranged directions in order to give the pets the feeling that nothing is out of place in their daily and nightly routine.
Pet sitters also provide dog walking services. This is included with pet sitting care and also separately for weekly midday walks during the work week for busy professionals. People who work during the weekdays, as well as disabled clients and the elderly often hire pet sitters to exercise and care for their pets if they are unable to do so.
Pet sitters may also offer other more aggressive methods of exercise for dogs during dog walking appointments, such as running, jogging, biking or dog park sessions.
Cats especially benefit from daily cat sitting services due their particular aversion to new environments and also that cats are not "socialized" as dogs usually are. Cats like to be independent, stay in the usual sleeping and hiding places and can very stressed by being placed in an unfamiliar home or kennel environment. Cats are also susceptible to airborne diseases and bacteria. A daily cat sitting schedule is arranged for feeding, fresh water, treats, supplements, medications, affection, brushing or combing, playtime and litterbox sanitation, as well as hairball patrol. Nanette also provides her personal overnight cat sitting services. Feline care is a specialty and loving experience.
Pampered Pet Plus provides all of these services and more so it is a good idea to browse the website for more details and arrange a personal consultation for your dog sitting, cat sitting, dog walking and house sitting needs in advance of the busy summer and holiday seasons.
Pampered Pet Plus provides local services to east Boca Raton, central Boca Raton, east Deerfield Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Highland Beach and coastal Delray Beach. Nanette has been providing her personal and highly qualified services since 2002.
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