you’ve made the pact – someone will be pet sitting your
furry friend for an agreed portion of the week. You could be flying
hither and thither on a work schedule, or going abroad with the family.
Whatever the reason, it’s nearly time for a pet sitter to visit your home.
what should you do in advance? How can the sitter feel informed, welcome, and
familiar with the pet in question? Read on for some prep tips from Scamps
& Champs Stockport…
Arrange an introductory visit
and cats rely on their sensory experience to make sense of something new. If
they’ve never smelt, seen or had physical contact with your pet sitter before,
it may take a while for them to feel comfortable around a stranger. We will
always arrange a meet and greet session – in which your Stockport
pet sitter can spend time with your pet, with you by their side, to
lay the first stone of a relationship.
List any household instructions
pet sitting periods will carry extra responsibility for looking after the home
so write a guide for anything your Stockport pet sitter
needs to know. How often, for instance,
should the plants be watered? Does a window stick more than others when you’re
trying to close it? What appliances should be left on at night? Simply having
these instructions written on your online profile, will ensure the handover
Tidy up anything that isn’t pet-friendly
toys, chocolate, random batteries, loose change… All of these represent a
hazard for dogs, or other pets who like to chomp whatever’s in sight. You don’t
want your pet sitter to comb the house in a bid to move everything out of
harm’s way. So do it yourself, a day before the pet sitting is due. Further
precautions may include setting up all the necessary child security gates, barring
your pooch, kitty etc. from off-limits areas.
Set timers and security systems
we’ve mentioned, a long-haul sitting schedule is about more than feeding,
watering and exercising your pet. The chosen pet sitting professional will also
(to an extent) guard your home from intrusion. To do this, they must have the
alarm code to prevent an unwarranted emergency, as well as any timer/switch
information for security lights at night. Do them an additional favour by
revealing how the boiler and thermostat work, just in case they need to take
the chill off your home.
Detail your pet’s fears, allergies or medicinal routine
people, no two are pets are ever the same. Dogs and cats are vulnerable to
their own fears – the hoover, for instance, or being stroked in a certain spot
on their belly. Tell the pet sitting expert about them in advance. Similarly,
break down any dietary/medicinal requirements that your dog or cat may have.
This should include allotted portions, the types of food they’re able to digest
well, and how often it’s supposed to be topped up.
Provide Working Keys & Home Security System Details
require access to a set of keys when you schedule your Stockport
pet sitting service with us. Please ensure you try the keys
first and ensure they work if you have just had new copies made. It can be
common for brand new keys not to work after being freshly cut.
you have a security alarm, be sure to update the alarm code in the pet sitter
software. This is completely safe and
confidential. This will avoid any uncomfortable or stressful situations for
your pet sitter once you have left. Please always leave emergency instructions
should your alarm go off during the pet sitters stay. It is common for pets to
trigger an alarm sensor.
Update your pet’s profiles
successful visit with your pet begins with proper instruction from the pet
parents and makes it more enjoyable for your pet. We’d rather spend time loving
and caring for your pet than searching for supplies or food. In each of your
pet profiles, please update:
- Photograph of your of Pet
- Pet’s Daily Routine
- Pet Temperament, Quirks
- Feeding, Allergies &
- Where are Toys/Treats Kept?
- Rooms/Areas Your Pet Is Not
- Favourite Spots to Hang Out
- Anything your pets don’t like or are frightened
- Anything they particularly enjoy
- Veterinarian Information
these precautions, you have a masterplan for pet sitting success! All that’s
left is to scour the web for someone to do the job… But you don’t need to, of
course, when Scamps & Champs Stockport are right here, poised to offer the best
pet sitting services in Stockport.
Browse our site or speak to our team
now for availability.