Our business is based on the philosophy that great service is the best thing we can offer. What that means to us
is that we come to you and find out how we can best take care of you and your pets, rather than offering a
generic plan that every animal can fit. Like people, each pet has a distinct personality and enjoys a different life
routine. We don't believe one size fits all when it comes to pet care. We meet your schedule rather than making
you fit 9-5 hours.
Each visit includes:
- Loving care for all your pets
- Fresh food & water
- Inside or outside play & attention
- Clean up any pet messes
- Pet reports with attention to detail
- Scoop and clean litter boxes
- Administer medication
- Water plants
- Take in mail, papers & packages
- Alternate blinds/curtains/lights
- Peaceful lap time and cuddling
|Common Kennel Experience
- Small, cramped cages
- Loud, continuous barking
- Possible exposure to illness
- Constant commotion
- Short periods of outside time
- Pets are often too upset to eat
- Extra fees for walks and play
- Little one-on-one attention
- Limited drop-off and pick-up times
- Extra fees for Sunday pick-up or
- You have no control over other dogs who interact with your pet
- Routine will remain the same
- One-on-one loving attention
- Longer play time and cuddle time
- No extra fee for walks and play
- Access to favorite toys
- No change in food or eating time
- Flexible schedule to meet your needs
- Detailed, daily reports
- No car rides to the kennel
- Your home will be looked after
- Plant watering
- Bringing in mail, papers & packages
- Access to call us to check on your pets
- Tender, loving personalized care
Visits can be 30-minutes or one hour and can be scheduled at times to keep your pet on its normal food and exercise
routine. Overnights, during which we spend the night in your home, are not offered.
Dogs kept indoors while their families are away from home need visits at least three times a
day to relieve themselves. It may be tempting to schedule only two visits per day, but our
experience shows that this will most often lead to them having accidents in your home -
often causing damage to floors or rugs. While we will clean this up, we can't be responsible
for damage caused when dogs eliminate indoors. Unless there are unique circumstances,
we do not accept indoor adult dogs who are not housebroken.
Cats are generally fine with one visit per day although with two they get more attention.
WALKS & DAYCARE
If you work long hours or feel guilty about leaving your pets home alone while you are at
work or some other activity, we can stop by to let them out and play. Mid-day visits are a
great way to let your dog out for a nice walk during the day. And unlike the process when
you take them to a daytime facility,you won't get your car or clothes covered with hair.
Many of our customers hire us to come over and walk their dogs on a daily or occasional
basis. Sometimes they are too busy to do it themselves. Sometimes they are recovering
from an illness or at other times the weather is too nasty for them to want to go out. If you
ever need help walking your dog temporarily or long-term,we will be happy to do it.
We also offer a New Puppy Program for the little ones that need to relieve themselves
several times a day. We can make two visits during the work day - mid-morning and
mid-afternoon to help with your house training.
We are not professionally trained in veterinary medicine, but
we have experience giving pills, oral liquids, injections and
subcutaneous fluids to cats and dogs. If your pet has been ill
or needs extra care and you need to be away, you can be
assured that we will give it special attention and keep it very
There are strong opinions about whether cats should be allowed to go outside in an
unsecured area. We know many of our customers allow their cats to go outside. But
Please Do Not Ask Us To Let Your Cat Go Outside When You Are Away. There is always a
danger that your cat will not come back while we are at the house and have to be left
outside for 24 hours. There's also a risk that the cat intentionally won't come to the house
at all when we are there because it doesn't know us as well as it knows you. This can
result in your cat being without food, getting caught in a storm, getting too hot or too cold and other risks. And even if
nothing happens to your cat outside, the stress and worry it causes us is unbearable. We'll do everything we possibly can to
keep your cat happy and entertained inside.
Kennels vs. Pet Pals
The benefits to pet-sitting vs. kennel boarding for you and your pets are tremendous. The primary benefit is that your pets
will be able to stay in their own home where they are most comfortable and secure and they will feel less stress without you.
They will be happier!
|Bloomington Pet Pals We Play While You're Away