New Client Information
Thank you for considering Meg’s Petsitting. We will be doing all we can to make you feel secure in the knowledge that your loved ones will be taken good care of.
The idea of our free initial visit is a chance for us to get to know you, and especially your pets, and of course for you to get to know us. We will have several things to discuss with you on that visit so that things will run smoothly, and you will have peace of mind.
In order to do this, we will need some information. Here is an idea of the things we’ll be talking with you about on that visit :-
- Where can we contact you, if we need to, while we’re caring for your pet(s)?
- The name and phone number of your vet.
- Are there any special requirements regarding the care of your pet(s), for example, any medications that need to be administered?
- Location of cleaning supplies, litter box, food, treats or any other necessary items?
- Would you like us to contact you regularly during our visits?
- Times and frequency of our visits.
- Any household duties you’d like us to carry out during our visits, for example, watering plants, taking out the trash.
- If you have fish, please don't forget to tell me! I can easily feed your fish and turn the tank light on and off.
- Very important, in the case of extreme weather which may make it difficult for me to travel to your home, I will need the name and phone number of a reliable neighbor who can look in on your pets. This option will only be used in extreme cases (i.e. blizzard conditions, floods, or anything that would keep me from being able to drive to your home).
This will also be the time for you to let us know of any little idiosyncrasies regarding your pet(s), or things that they enjoy doing. Finally, and most importantly, this will also be the time for us to get to know your loved ones, and for them to get to know us.
*Also, please note that the comfort of your pet is my number one priority. I do not pet sit for dogs that are crated 24 hours a day, unless it is a puppy in training, and being crated only temporarily until fully trained. For my own peace of mind, and in keeping your pet happy and healthy while you're away, I have basic requirements. One is that your pet have room to move around freely (a gated kitchen, at the very least), and to have access to water at all times. Temperature control is very important as well. Just as you would not leave a dog in a car on a hot summer day, it is also important that you not leave him in a house with no fan or air conditioner on a hot day. In the winter months as well, you would not leave a dog out in the cold. Please do not turn your heat off or down to a temperature that would make you uncomfortable, while you're away. Though you may want to save money on electricity by turning the thermostat down to 55, I consider it inhumane to expect a warm blooded pet to endure such low temperatures for any period of time, and it may end up costing you more in vet bills. I consider 65-75 degrees a reasonable range for comfort.
If you'd like to get a "head start" on the paperwork, you can click on one of the items below, print it out, and have it ready for me on my first consultation visit.
DOG WALKING CONTRACT
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