Q. What is a pet sitter?
A. A pet sitter is a professional individual who cares for a pet in the pet's own home while the pet's owner is away.
Q. What are the advantages of hiring a professional pet sitter, cat sitter, or dog walker rather then having a family member, friend, or neighbor care for my pets?
A. By hiring a professional pet sitter, like Kat and Dogs Ohio (KADO), you won't have to ask untrained or reluctant friends, neighbors, or family to care for your pet(s). There is peace of mind knowing that your babies will be well cared for and you don't have to worry whether your neighbor was able to stop over or not. Additionally, professional pet sitters like KADO are insured, bonded, and have pet first aid training that others do not.
Q. Do you job share with the pet owner's family and/or friends?
A. No but there are a couple of exceptions. If the pet's owner is at home recovering from surgery but needs help caring for their pet(s) that is not a problem! I had a client bring her pets to grandma's house when she travels for business. Grandma didn't feel comfortable walking Fido but is able to otherwise take care of the pets. Therefore I went over a few times a day to walk Fido around the neighborhood. Other then that, for the health and safety of all pets and the house involved, I don't job share.
Q. Do I meet the pet sitter?
A. Yes! An initial consult is best done in person to allow you and your family the opportunity to meet the sitter, and for the sitter to see the layout of your house, learn your routines, and check keys and/or access codes prior to scheduling services. When calling to schedule a consult you will be asked to provide your email address so KADO can invite you to join their secure online client portal where you can complete your information and schedule a consult.
Q. Will you provide service if the client is a smoker?
A. Yes and no. As a nonsmoker, I am quite sensitive to the smell and don't want to expose others to third-hand smoke. If I smell cigarette/cigar smoke, I might have to decline services.
Q. What services do you offer?
A. I offer a variety of pet care services for dogs and cats but I also have experience caring for cockatiels, fish, chickens, and horses. Services consist of, but are not limited to: daily visits, neighborhood walks for dogs who walk well on leash, litter box duties, and much more! Basic grooming needs are also available for dogs and cats!
Q. Do you administer medications?
A. I have had experience and training in administering a variety of medications to dogs and cats.
*Please note: If your pet takes regular medication(s), I may request a trial run prior to your trip. Regular rates will apply for the visit(s).
Q. Will you visit my pet(s) every other day?
A. There are a couple reasons why I can't offer every other day visits. It is a safety concern. I have had instances where kitties have found themselves accidentally trapped in a bedroom and needed assistance to get out. Dogs need to be able to go outside to relieve themselves and burn off energy. A lot can change in 48 hours, and by that time it might be to late for medical intervention. I visit daily to make sure your pet(s) appear healthy, have their needs met, and to make sure that there are no concerns with your home while you are away.