As professional pets sitters and dog walkers, we are coming upon the busiest time of the year for pet sitting. The holidays are a busy travel time, thus dog and cat owners need us to care for their loved ones while they are away on vacation.
There are many types of cheeses and wines in the world-and the same holds true for pet sitters. Many so called professional pet sitters are not insured, bonded or Pet 1st Aid or CPR trained, nor are they able to send in back-ups if something were to happen to them, or something happen to the other pets they are caring for.
Admittedly, I spend way too much time on Facebook. I am a member of many professional pet sitting groups on Facebook, and like cheeses, there are true professionals and those who call themselves “professionals.”
To be clear, Wisconsin Pet Care LLC is a professional organization.
What makes a professional organization versus a solo prop?
We have been in business for over 8 years serving Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine and Waukesha Counties as professional dog walkers and pet sitters.
We are insured, bonded, Pet First Aid and CPR certified.
We work as a team, so if back up is needed, your pets will be cared for.
We focus on your pets. I was prompted to write this blog from a post on a board I just read: “Parents of young kids….what do you do when your kids are out on Christmas break? I have just been asking my client’s permission to bring them along on visits, and everyone is fine with it so far. But it does cramp my style when I want to take their dog on a walk during the sit, and I end up frustrated!”
As a business owner, this goes against every single fiber of my being. How could you focus on an animal when your kids, especially young ones are with you and demanding your time? Isn’t the sitter being PAID to walk the dog, versus come in and discuss Anna Karenina? I’m sorry, but to me, this is completely unacceptable and not the kind of company, or person, or so called professional you want to be dealing with!
Do your homework before hiring a “professional” pet sitter!