Answers to Some of Our Most Popular Questions
Many people love animals and start a pet sitting business as a hobby. They enjoy spending their spare time playing with all sorts of pets. Professional Caretakers have the knowledge and hands-on experience to know best how to care for your loved companion.
Posh Paws Team vs. Hobby Pet Sitter?
|College Educated in Pet Services||No Formal Education in Pet Services|
|Trained in Pet First Aid and CPR||May Not Know What to Do in an Emergency|
|Pet Caretakers are Background Checked||Background Checks are Seldom Performed|
|Fully Insured and Bonded||No Peace of Mind if a Disaster Happens|
|Available 365 Days a Year||Not Available Every Time You Need Them / Call In Sick|
We typically pet sit for dogs, cats and pocket pets but also love to care for other furry and not-so-furry friends such as pot bellied pigs, chickens, ducks, parrots, turtles, tortoises, and fish.
We use a state of the art Client Portal for communicating with our clients. After each visit, our caretaker will send you real-time updates, pictures and visit report cards. We even offer a free App for instant communication!
Tips are not expected but are appreciated! All tips go directly to your individual caretaker. You may pay your caretaker directly or ask that gratuity be added to your invoice. If leaving cash, please leave a note that it is for the caretaker. Gift cards are also appreciated.
Yes. $10 extra a day per holiday. A lot of employers offer bonus pay for working on a holiday. Our Caretakers give their holiday time to love and care for your pets. At Posh Paws Pet Care, we feel our outstanding Caretakers deserve this reward as well. Holidays include: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
All of our services are personalized with your pet in mind. Below are some of the offerings that come with each service.
Pet Sitting and Overnight Stays – potty breaks, fresh food and water, lots of love and playtime, accident clean up, litter cleaning. For your home – we can bring in mail, newspaper, water houseplants, lighting and blinds arranged for an at-home appearance.
Dog Walking – fresh water, lots of love, accident clean up, and a fun exercise session.
Puppy Visits and Senior Care – potty breaks, fresh food and water, accident clean up and lots of love and/or playtime as times allows.
To become a Posh Paws Pet Care Member, we first need to schedule a Meet and Greet. This allows us to meet the pet owner as well as the pets that we will be caring for. In this meeting, we will get to know your pet and learn how you would like us to care for them. Call us or fill out our online form to get started!
No. For Key Management, we use a lock box system. You are welcome to purchase one of our lock boxes for $15 or you may buy one on your own. With a lock box, a key is always available for your Pet Sitter, Dog Walker, Back up Pet Sitter or for Emergencies. Keys are never taken away from your home to get lost, misplaced or copied. You are always in control of your keys.
In certain circumstances, such as Apartment Complexes that may not allow a lock box, we will accept two keys from you at the Meet and Greet. One key is for your caretaker, the other is anonymously stored in our office as a back-up for emergencies. You will be billed $15 for each trip (other than at Meet and Greet) for a caretaker to courier your keys, if you wish for them to be returned to you. If you desire, we can mail the keys back to your home after the service is complete for a fee of $10.
Yes! For each friend, family member, or coworker that you refer to us for a paid service, you will receive 1 (one) free pet sit or dog walk of your choice.
Please give us at least 7 days notice if you need to cancel a pet sitting visit and 24 hours notice if you need to cancel your daily dog walk.
As the holidays are our busiest times of the year and we often have waiting lists, please give at least 14 days notice if your service falls within a major holiday.
Services not cancelled within these guidelines will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.
Pet Sitting visits cancelled with less than 48 hours notice and Dog Walking visits cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will not receive a refund.