Sometimes our pet sitting clients call with “strange” requests. After the request is made it is followed up by “I’m so sorry to have to ask you to do that.” Or “Sorry for making such a strange request”.
To that I say, “Don’t worry about it! No request is too strange for us :)”
An example of some recent requests we’ve had are:
Our house is on the market…could you please make sure the litter box is cleaned after every visit? And spray Febreeze in the litter box area and surrounding area?
Our kitty is misbehaving and peeing, vomiting and pooping in strange places. Can you please check all rooms, even the ones with the doors closed?
Can you please leave the dog in his crate during the day, but allow him free reign at night?
If there are accidents in the house, can you clean it up the best you can and “leave a square” on the spot so I know where to steam clean?
I’m expecting an important package, can you please text me when it arrives?
I’m going out of town, but don’t want my puppy to miss a training session. Can you please take him to obedience class?
Our trip is so last minute, I don’t have enough time pick up more dog food. Can you pick up a bag for us and we’ll reimburse you?
Our dog piddles in excitement when we first come home. Please don’t acknowledge him when you first arrive. Just walk out in the backyard with him so if he does piddle it’s not in the house.
Do you think any of these requests are strange? I don’t! EVERY family is different. We embrace the differences in each household and are happy to accommodate in any way we can. Don’t be afraid to make those “strange” requests with your pet sitter. They should be more than willing to handle your requests as long as it doesn’t cause harm to anyone or any pet.
What are some “strange” requests you’ve made of your pet sitter?