It may be a matter of convenience, a bad experience with boarding or maybe your pet doesn’t do well with others. Play Time Pet Care offers you an alternative to boarding and kenneling. We believe that allowing your pet(s) to stay in their most comfortable environment (home) is the safest and healthiest option.
Advantages for your Pet
- Pet Reduced Stress
- Tailored Care
- Less Exposure to Illness
- Personal Love and Attention
Benefits for the owner
- No Guilt From Imposing on Friends, Neighbors or Family Members
- No Transportation Concerns
- House Sitting Bonus
- Crime Deterrent
- Peace of Mind
Your in home pet sitter offers you the utmost convenience by traveling to your home so you don’t have to coordinate and create time to drop off and pick up your pet from a boarding service.
Imagine arriving home from either a long weekend or two week cruise and all you have to do is get home, drop your bags and love your pets. You don’t have to worry about:
Paying an extra day at the kennel if you arrive home after hours.
Picking up the pet waste after being gone for long periods of time, we’ve taken care of that for you.
Rushing out to clear out the mailbox, it’s all sitting on your counter waiting for you.
So, you’re planning your vacation, excited and ready to go! Wait…what about the pets? You need to make arrangements for their care while you are gone. You call a couple of professional pet sitting companies and decide to price shop against Rover.com, Care.com, and Dogvacay.com. Your price comparisons tell you that it is less expensive in the long run to go with Rover or one of the others rather than a professional pet sitter.
Let’s weigh the pro’s and con’s:
There is still a level of insurance provided to pet sitters registered with Rover.com.
Pet owner is responsible for a $500 deductible if anything were to happen to their pet while in the care of a Rover.com pet sitter. A professional pet sitting company does not pass the deductible along to the pet owner.
The insurance coverage of a Rover.com pet sitter includes professional liability insurance which covers property damage that occurs as a result of a sitter or dog walker’s services, or from FAILING TO RENDER THOSE SERVICES. (Meaning, the sitter forgets to visit, or leaves town without having someone else take care of your pets).
Pet parent is responsible for the $500 deductible. Again, a professional pet sitting company does not pass the deductible along to the pet owner.
The Rover.com sitter you decide to work with is probably an animal lover and has the best intentions of taking great care of your pet.
Generally, a Rover.com pet sitter does not do this for a living. It’s side money for them and they typically work another job or have other responsibilities that may take precedence over the care of your pet. A professional pet sitting company does this for a living. It is what they do full time. They have back up plans in case the sitter assigned to you can not make a visit for any reason.
The cons listed are not to scare you away from using a Rover.com pet sitter. It’s simply to make you aware of the “what if’s” and help prepare you for your interview of the sitter you decide to work with.
Here are some questions you should ask your Rover.com pet sitter:
Are you insured only through Rover.com? Or do you have additional insurance? With who?
What is your backup plan? If something happens to you, one of your kids, family members, etc. and you have to be away from home for long periods of time, how are my pets going to be cared for?
What is your cancellation policy?
What happens if the sitter has to cancel a booked reservation?
Will you send me updates with pictures? How often can I expect those?
How quickly do you respond to phone calls, text messages and emails?
If the Rover.com pet sitter you interview and meet face to face passes your tests and you have a good gut feeling, by all means, go for it!
You worry enough when you are away from your “kids”. You don’t need to worry about If your pet is getting the CORRECT amount of insulin or even getting their insulin in the first place.
If you are looking for a professional who knows a great deal about diabetes in pets and knows the warning signs of a diabetic pet in distress, you need to call us to book your consultation.
Here are 3 reasons to hire Play Time Pet Care to care for your diabetic pet:
1. We have sitters on staff that were veterinary technicians for many years.
2. Play Time Pet Care has backup pet sitters with insulin injection experience.
3. We make it a point to get to know our medically challenged pet’s vets in case there is an emergency while the pet parent’s are away.
Did you know that many boarding facilities won’t give insulin shots? Call us today to discuss your needs.
Worried about if your pet will be taken care of if something tragic happens to your pet sitter? We will help ease your worry with our back up plan.
I just got off the phone with a new client who was very concerned about hiring another pet sitter. Her last pet sitter died while she was away and was not able to get in touch with the sitter to see how her dog was doing. When she arrived home, she saw her dog had plenty of food and water, but knew by how her dog was acting that the sitter who took over was not spending quality time with her dog. As a Play Time Pet Care client, you will always feel at ease because of our back up plan. It is important to know what your sitter’s back up plan is, in case of emergencies.
What would happen if your pet sitter died? How would we know and how does our back up plan work?
We utilize an online communication system. This is how we use it:
Each day our sitters log in to check their schedule
When a visit is complete they check it off and include a short note about the visit.
Each of our clients also get a text or email update daily.
If for some reason a client does not get an update, they call the office to make sure the visit happened. Our office staff can look through the system to make sure the visit was on a sitter’s schedule, check to see if the sitter marked it as complete AND call the sitter to make sure they are okay and find out why the client did not get an update. If we can not reach the sitter a staff member will visit your pet to make sure they are okay. If we received notification that something tragic happened and the sitter can not make the visit, one of our other employees will jump in and make sure your pet is visited without skipping a beat. Life happens. We understand that. This is why we are diligent with our communication and have A, B, C and D back up plans in place.
It’s been said that “…we help make people’s dreams come true.” This is the exact reason I started my pet sitting business. When you work hard for your money and you take time to re-energize you should be able to do that with peace of mind, knowing your pets will be well taken care of.