Having a pet sitter is about more than getting your dog walked while you’re at work or having someone come in to take care of the cat while you’re on vacation.
In the past month we have had two clients unexpectedly need to use our services because they had a close family member pass away. They were able to call us up and immediately have us booked to come and take care of their pets while they went out of town to be with their family and make arrangements for their loved ones.
Both of our clients expressed how wonderful it was that they were able to call us on such short notice and know that their pets and home were being taken care of during this difficult time.
This is not the first time, nor unfortunately will it be the last, that our clients have to use us so unexpectedly for family emergencies.
We don’t mind! That’s what we are here for. As morbid as it may sound, our business lives for moments like these because we are able to come through for our clients when we are needed most.
This all begs the question: What would you do with YOUR pets in an emergency?
Would you be prepared? Would you have someone that you can call up right away and know that they will be there to take care of the pets for the foreseeable future?
You can’t always rely on friends and family because a family emergency will involve all of your family and you can’t expect them to take care of the dog and the cat for you at the same time.
It’s also a huge burden to put on friends or neighbors. Though they would help you I am sure, they also have lives and responsibilities that they need to tend to and visiting your pets for 20-45 minutes three times a day, probably does not transition easily into their daily lives.
Hiring and establishing a relationship with a pet sitter now, will better prepare you for life’s unexpected moments.