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It’s natural to have tons of questions when considering leaving your beloved pet with a stranger for the first time. To help you, I’ve provided a list of some of the frequently asked questions I'm confronted with below.
How do we Get Started?
You may contact us by phone, email or submitting your information directly through the website. Once we have reviewed the forms, we will be in contact with you to schedule a complimentary Meet & Greet.
At the Meet & Greet we will again review all the provided information with you, get to know “the lay of the land” (where the leash, food, favorite hiding or sleeping places are, etc.) and get to know about your pet’s special needs and how to properly care for your pets and your home. At the Meet & Greet we will pick up the required keys to your home (or review the keyless entry information), which are kept in a secure location.
What Happens on a Pet Sitting visit?
When you are gone, many things have to be done on a daily basis to make certain your pets are safe, secure, comfortable and happy. We go through a 20 point checklist every time we visit with your pets.
Bringing in the mail & newspaper
Giving each pet clean, fresh water
Giving each pet the proper amount of food
Making sure each pet eats their food
Checking on the welfare of shy or reclusive pets
Giving treats (if they are allowed)
Cleaning up any “accidents” or messes that may occur
Having play time with each pet
Cleaning the litter box
Maintaining a comfort level in the home
Monitoring the condition of the home
Ensuring the house fence perimeter is secure
Changing the lighting arrangement
Making sure pets are in their proper place
Making notes for the owners
Administering medication if needed
Checking each pets condition
Re-locking the house
Disarming & Arming your security system
At each visit, we will leave a detailed note as to that visit's events and happenings so you have a complete record of our time spent with your pet. Upon your return, you will find a card requesting you to call or text us upon arriving home (regardless of the time). This insures, that should you be delayed for any reason, we will continue to make visits until we hear from you - so your pet will always be taken care of.
You are always welcome to check in (text is optimal for this) while you are away to find out how the visits are going and how your pet is doing. We know lots of Mom's and Dad's appreciate this!
Are you Bonded and Insured?
Yes, we are Licensed, Insured and Bonded.
We feel it is important to provide the highest standards of care to your pets and your home. We are insured and bonded for your peace of mind and your pet’s well-being. You may rest assured that your pets and home are safe with us.
As a designated CPPS, we're a Certified Professional Pet Sitter!
What does Certified Professional Pet Sitter mean?
When you use the services of a Certified Professional Pet Sitter, you are benefitting from a pet sitter who has:
Successfully passed the industry's only knowledge-assessed exam
Agreed to adhere to PSI’s Recommended Quality Standards
Agreed to adhere to the Member Code of Conduct and Ethics
Obtained a minimum of thirty (30) continuing education hours (CEUs) every three years to maintain the CPPS designation
Where do you sleep for Overnight Visits?
The sitter can sleep wherever you are comfortable, but we usually suggest they sleep in the room your animals are used to sleeping in. If you have a cat or dog that has a specific routine, we suggest sticking with the normal bedroom.
What if something happens to my pet while I'm away?
All of our Sitters are thoroughly trained in Pet First Aid and CPR. We will discuss with you - at our Meet & Greet - what your veterinary preferences are, and do our best to adhere to that.
Local Pet Stores
Naturally Unleashed (3 locations in Fayetteville)
Central location – 330 Glensford Drive – 910-868-1556
Hospital location - 3035 Boone Trail Ext – 910-486-4636
Southern location – 3010 Traemoor Village – 910-868-8200
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming – 1216 Fort Bragg Rd – 910-849-2649
*Chewy.com – reasonably priced online store – free shipping $50+ order
Dr. Christine Faircloth (Dogwood Animal Hospital) – 910-864-1535
627 Bonanza Drive, Fayetteville (just off Yadkin gate)
NC State College of Veterinary Medicine – 919-513-6911
1052 William Moore Dr, Raleigh, NC 27607
*AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY VET:
Points East Emergency – 910-864-2844 1731 Convoy Lane, Fayetteville
Tarheel K9 to 5 – 910-683-0600
Certified Dog Trainer, CGC Evaluator, Assist with Behavior Modifications
Patriot K-Nine – 919-888-3870
Certified PTSD Service Dog Trainer/Evaluator & CGC Certified Evaluator
Ruff Life Mobile Grooming – 910-303-7543
Local Dog Friendly Places
RESTAURANTS (outside eating areas)
Blue Moon Café – 310 Hay Street
Pierro’s Italian Bistro – 217 Hay Street
Circa 1800 – 108 Person Street
Huske Hardware House – 405 Hay Street
Vagabond Coffee – 108 Hay Street
Mac’s Speed Shop – 482 N. McPherson Church Rd
A Bit of Carolina
Riverside Dog Park
Lake Rim Park
All rescues welcome monetary or supplies donations
Cumberland County Animal Services – 910-321-6852
4704 Corporation Drive, Fayetteville, NC
Fayetteville Animal Protection Society – 910-864-9040
3927 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville, NC
Thundering Paws – 910-224-6068
Tilted Acres Rescue and Adoption (TARA) – 910-875-5791
It Takes A Village Rescue and Adoption – 910-514-4176 or 706-980-0702
1200 S. Horner Blvd., #4701, Sanford, NC
Cumberland County Animal Control - 910-321-6852
4704 Corporation Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28306 Report: Loose pets, found pets, aggressive pets, animal cruelty Adopt: Visit the facility – they have many wonderful dogs/cats for adoption LOST Pet: If you have lost your pet – you must go to animal control to search the kennels & post flyer. Do NOT rely on reception desk knowing if your pet is there.
Agape Pet Services – 919-663-4030
522 Plainfield Church Rd, Siler City, NC 27344
Memorialize your pet, your way.