We get lots of calls each week from pet owners in Kildare who are looking for someone to take care of the pets. Maybe they are thinking of taking a trip abroad or have a weekend away planned and they are looking for a Kildare Pet Sitter who can come into their home and feed and walk, where appropriate, their pets.
It can be quite a daunting task when you start to consider who would be the best person to take care of your pets. You ask yourself questions like
- How do I know the Pet Sitter will look after my pets?
- How much is this going to cost?
- Will my home be safe while I am away?
We really do understand and we have answered these questions and much more in our Pet Learning Centre.
How Will A Kildare Pet Sitter Take Care Of Your Pets?
If you are not familiar with hiring a Pet Sitter in Kildare (or any town) then you are probably wondering what they can do and how they will take care of your pets.
A Pet Sitter offers in home pet care for a range of pets. Each day they visit your home as many times a day as you need them to in order to feed, care for and walk (if required) your pets.
It’s very similar to asking a friend of family member to take care of your pets, however, with a Professional Pet Sitter you can be reassured that they will follow your instructions exactly.
A Pet Sitter will carry out a range of tasks as per your instructions. Tasks such as:
- Feeding your pets
- Cleaning litter or accidents up
- Opening and closing blinds/curtains
- Bringing in post/bins
- Turning lights on and off
- Checking your home security
Then after every visit, you will receive a Pet Care Journal letting you know that your pets are safe and your home is secure. Included will also be a picture of your pet so you can see them happy and content at home.
Pros Of Using A Pet Sitter In Kildare
There are numerous benefits of using a Pet Sitter in Kildare that you will experience when using the service. Some of which you may not have thought of before.
There is no doubt that it is a lot more convenient for you as a pet owner for your pets to be taken care of in your own home. When you use the services of a Pet Sitter you don’t have to drop them to kennels before you leave on your trip or collect them from kennels when you return.
Your pets are instead at home in their normal surroundings being cared for like you would normally care for them. This means they sleep in their normal bed, eat their normal food and play with their own toys.
When you use the services of a Pet Sitter when you travel away from home it also means that if you need your dog walking when you are out at work you already have someone who is familiar with your dog to carry out those walks for you.
#2. Peace Of Mind/Home Security
When you travel away it can be a worry that your home is safe while you are away. Will you come home to find it has been broken into or maybe you will find that it has been damaged?
When you hire a Pet Sitter you can feel reassured that someone is checking on your home daily to make sure that everything is safe and secure.
A Pet Sitter can checks doors and windows are secure, there are no leaks in the house and no signs of forced entry, leaving you with peace of mind that both your pets and your home are safe and secure.
#2. Happier Pets
If your pets are anything like mine then they probably are shocked by the thought of being asked to move off the sofa. They are used to hanging out in front of the fire, watching TV and generally being spoilt in their own home.
By using a Pet Sitter you can maintain this routine and allow your pets to enjoy the creature comforts of the home that they love so much. They get to sleep in their own bed, hang out in their own space with their own toys and keep an eye on the home for you.
Our pet care profiling tool makes sure that we have the most up to date information about your pets – what they like, what they don’t, where they go for walks, what they eat and games they like to play.
The more information you give us the closer we can keep them to their normal routine and the happier your pets will be.
Cons Of Using A Pet Sitter In Kildare
#1. Home Access
For some people, the thought of someone coming into their home when they are not there scares them. They perhaps worry that their TV will be missing when they get home or that their dog will be gone.
If you are working with a Professional Pet Sitting company then your home will be perfectly safe. Your Pet Sitter is there to take care of your pet and then move to their next clients home. They are interested in the welfare of your pet and carrying out your pet care instructions.
Much like people hire cleaners, plumbers, decorators and electricians that are professionals there to do a job.
Note – if you hire someone who is not a professional then please make sure you check out their credentials (as you would do with anyone you were letting into your home)
#2. Cost of a Pet Sitter
We all think about cost when we are choosing a service and when it comes to using a Pet Sitter depending on your visit requirements you may feel that it is out of your budget.
We understand that perhaps a kennel might be cheaper if you only have one pet and are going away for a long period of time. However for those that are concerned with keeping their pets normal routine or have a large pet family then you will find that a Pet Sitting option will very much meet your budget.
Cost of Using A Pet Sitter In Kildare
The cost of a Pet Sitter in Kildare will vary depending on the type of service provider you opt for. The neighbourhood kid is going to charge a lot less than a company with insurance and people working for them. But like anything you really get what you pay for.
You can expect to pay anywhere starting from around 20 euro per visit for a Pet Sitter, depending on the time of day your visits are and the size of your pet family.