What is Pet Sitting, and What Does a Pet Sitter Do?

“Pet sitting” is defined as “the act of caring for a pet in its own home while the owner is away.” Caring for pets in our clients’  homes  is what separates pet sitters from boarders or doggie daycares. Pet owners often use pet sitters when they go on a vacation, travel for business, work long hours or when they are too sick or injured to care for their pet(s). What are the advantages of pet sitting (over other pet-care options)? • Pets are happier and experience less stress at home in their familiar environment. • Diet and exercise routines are uninterrupted. • Travel trauma for both owner and pet is eliminated. • Pet's exposure to illness is minimized.  There are 3 Types of Pet Sitting: 1. Daytime Visits Daytime visits and walks involve a pet sitter coming to our clients’ homes multiple times per day to feed, refresh water, provide potty breaks, clean litter boxes, play, cuddle, and walk their pets.  Adventure Tails also brings in the mail, newspapers, packages, water plants as requested, and even turn on lights as requested to give your house that “lived-in look”.  How Many Daytime Visits Do I Need? Cats require less care [...]