If you are looking for someone to help you take care of your pets, you will find that many of our Housekeepers also have pet services experience.
Problems with Depending on a Friend or Kennel
When going away some pet owners ask a friend, or family member, if they’re willing to look after their pet(s) while they’re gone, but this can be seen as imposing or make your friend or family feel obligated.
Another alternative is to leave your pet in a boarding kennel. A kennel with a lack of attention and many dogs barking at the same time, combined with a new diet and a strange daily routine will often cause your pet to become distressed and upset.
In a Kennel your pet normally stays in a cage unless being walked for bathroom breaks, which feels like punishment and causes stress to your pet(s). This can also cause future behavioral issues with trained pets.
Housekeeper Pet Services When Providing Other Services
Clean your pet’s food bowls.
Clean pet sleeping areas.
Provide fresh water and food.
Poop scoop the yard, replace potty pads, clean the litter box.
Walk your dog.
Care in YOUR HOME When NOT Providing Other Services
When you’re going to be away from your home during the day, your housekeeper can visit to provide the above services for your pet. You can even elect to have your Housekeeper spend a little additional time to make your beds, wash the dishes, empty trash and tidy your rooms.
Overnight Care - in YOUR HOME
If you’re going to be away overnight, your Housekeeper can come to your home at agreed upon times, during the day and/or night, to feed your pets, give them fresh water or food, exercise, walk and play with your pets. They can also clean the litter box, poop scoop the yard, and do other pet clean up.
Many Housekeepers, as indicated on their Profile, are available to spend the night at your home and depart the next morning.
Your pet stays in a familiar environment, where all sights, smells, and sounds are familiar.
Your pet maintains their normal routine of feeding, play and exercise.
Your pet gets personal love and attention from your Housekeeper they already know.
Your pet feels safe and secure, even though you are not present.
Your pet is much less stressed because they are in a familiar environment.
Overnight Care - In HOUSEKEEPER’S HOME
Some Housekeepers, as indicated on their Profile, are willing to do pet boarding in their home. This provides the following advantages over a kennel:
Safe and closely supervised home environment.
Daily play, feeding, walking, exercise and companionship.
Your Housekeeper can text you pictures and updates to keep you informed about how your pet is doing.
Keeping Your Pet’s In Your Home Provides These Added Advantages
Your Housekeeper can handle special dietary or medication needs. If your pet becomes ill, they will communicate with you and take your pet to the vet if necessary. These situations are hard to control or determine when your pet is in a kennel.
You can also use your Housekeeper to provide other services while caring for your pet such as cleaning up any mess your pet(s) make, as well as house watch, general housekeeping, watering plants, bringing in the mail and paper, taking trash to the curb or anything else you request. Many are willing to use this time to do deep cleaning for you, since no one will be home.
Pet Services Licenses Available With Some Housekeepers
The individual Housekeeper Profile will indicate any special licenses or certifications they have such as:
Pet CPR / First Aid Certified
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