How many times do you visit my pet each day?
We will visit your furry family member as many times as you request. Each visit is 30 minutes unless it is just a walk or potty break. You know their routines and how many visits they will need and we will accommodate those needs accordingly.

What kinds of pets do you sit?
We specialize in dogs, cats, but will sit reptiles and birds. We do not handle horses.

Does my pet’s vaccination have to be current?
For our safety and the safety of your furry family member, we ask that everyone have the required vaccinations up to date.

Do we give discounts?
We offer discounts to senior citizens and for any referrals to our business.

Do you keep my pet(s) in my house or yours?
We only keep them in your home. The reason you want to use our service is because it does not disrupt their patterns, routines or environment. We cater to you and them so they are happy and well cared for.

When do I pay?
After the initial consultation, we ask that services be paid in full on or before the date of your reservation. We accept cash or check.

Does my dog have to be on a leach for walks?
It is a state law that all dogs must be on a leash at all times. Additionally, most localities require that your dog or cat is registered.

What are your business hours?
Regular pet visits begin at 7:00am and end at 7:00pm There are additional fees for visits outside those parameters. You may call or text us anytime between 7am-8pm EST to check on your furry family member. Our number is 757-636-9756. If you have an emergency, you can call our number at any time and we will respond as quickly as we can.

What if I am unable to return on time?
We are certainly willing and able to accommodate that, but we ask that you speak to Steve directly to extend your reservation. We want to make sure that your pets are taken care of and not left alone. If you are unable to speak directly to Steve, please leave a message. He will contact you as soon as possible to confirm the continuation of your services. Please note, the continuation of services is not confirmed until you hear back from us.

Do I need to confirm my reservation?
You should speak to someone directly confirming your reservation. It is fine to leave us a message with your needs, but the reservation is not confirmed until your receive an email or phone call from us. Additionally, we will leave you a reminder call or email the day prior to your scheduled service confirming your reservation. Please notify us of any changes to your schedule as soon as possible.

I have never used a pet sitter before.  How do I get started?
We will set an appointment up with you once you have filled out the online contact sheet or have left us a message that you are interested in our services. At the consultation we will answer any question you may have and go over everything that we will need for the visits to go as smoothly as possible.

Do you sit for outdoor cats?
We absolutely will care for your outdoor cat, but please understand that we cannot be responsible for injuries, illness or loss. We will take care of them just as we would any other furry family member and will alert you if we see a change in their behavior or known patterns. We do advise that they always have identification on.

What if our home is outside of your normal service area?
We will do our best to schedule a sitter that is in your area to avoid additional fees. If we are unable to do so, there will be a $.50 per mile surcharge added to the bill for visits that require travel outside our normal coverage area.

Are you insured?
Yes, we are insured and bonded through Business Insurers of the Carolinas, specializing in pet sitting insurance.

Do you charge more for holidays?
We do charge slightly more for holidays.  Please see our rate schedule.

Do you do overnights?
We will stay overnight if you need us to.  Please refer to our rate schedule.

What hours do you make visits?
We will visit your furry family members as close to your requested time as possible. Visits that are past 7 p.m. will be assessed an additional fee. Please refer to our rate schedule.

Why use a pet sitter when you travel?

  • Reduced Stress. Your pet stays in its own familiar secure environment where all the sights, smells and sounds say “Home!”
  • Diet and Exercise. Customary diet and exercise routines are followed, with no interruption to upset your pet.
  • No “Travel Trauma.” Travel in a vehicle to boarding facility or kennel may upset your pet.
  • Health Concerns. With a pet sitter, there is minimal exposure to illness of other animals.
  • TLC. Most importantly, your pet receives love and personal attention while you are away.
  • Travel. You won’t be inconvenienced or upset by transporting your pet.
  • No Imposition. You don’t have to impose on a friend, neighbor or relative to care for your pet, but instead rely on a pet care professional who will put you pet’s needs first.
  • Security. Your home is made more secure by the crime deterrent services provided by most pet-sitting services.
  • Peace of Mind. While you’re away, you can feel confident your pet is in capable, caring hands.

Our 25 Point Checklist For Your Peace Of Mind

You have probably never given much thought to just how much time and effort you put into your pet’s good health and happiness. We have!

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 25 point checklist every time we visit with your pets.

  • Sanitizing to reduce illness & disease
  • Releasing your security system
  • Bringing in the newspaper
  • Bringing in the mail
  • 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
  • Restoring the supplies in the proper place
  • Giving treats (if they are allowed)
  • Cleaning up any “accidents” or messes that may occur
  • Watering plants
  • Having play time with each pet
  • Cleaning the litter box
  • Maintaining a comfort level in the home you set
  • Checking all internal and external doors and windows
  • 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
  • Restoring the security system

You do most of these things automatically when you are home. Isn’t it comforting to know that someone is going to go through a Checklist each day and do them for you while you’re away?