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Meet & Greet


  • Before your appointment, please complete the online profiles for you and your pets.
  • If your pet is an escape artist, please make sure they are secured in an area of the house away from the front door.
  • Have treats ready for the sitter to give. This helps pets warm up to the sitter quickly
  • Please print out or upload your pet’s up-to-date vaccinations.
  • If you require a key for entering the home, please make a copy for your sitter. We keep these keys in a safe location and label each one with a key tag.
  • Please have out any equipment or supplies you require us to use for your pet (leashes, harnesses, etc.)

Overnight Boarding

  • Make sure your pet’s vaccinations are up-to-date.
  • Be sure the information in your pet profile is up-to-date.
  • Pack a small bag or suitcase filled with your pet’s food bowl, water bowl, enough food to last your pet’s stay, pet bed, collar/harness, leash, and treats.
  • Pack necessary medications.
  • Bring familiar items (blankets, toys, etc.)
  • If your pet has a chip, be sure it is registered. If you move, be sure to update this information.


** Please note the schedule will not show overnight care on the last night. This is because overnight care is from the previous night to the following morning.

For example, if you need overnight care Monday night through Thursday morning, the schedule will only show overnight service on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Overnight In-Home Care & Almost  Overnight Care

  • Be sure the information in your pet profile is up-to-date.
  • Make sure your pet sitter has all your keys, garage door opener and/or any other items or codes necessary to enter your home. If you have an alarm system, don’t forget to notify your service that your pet sitter will be entering your home. Please make sure that outdoor and indoor lighting is functional before you go.
  • Leave out treats, toys, and grooming supplies.
  • Leave out a collar/harness, leash, and waste bags.
  • Ensure that there will be enough food, treats, kitty litter, etc. for the time you will be away.
  • If your pet is on medication, notify your pet sitter ahead of time. Leave detailed instructions on its use, even if you tell your pet sitter verbally how it’s administered.
  • Notify your pet’s veterinarian that your pet sitter will be caring for your pets and has the authority to bring your pet in for treatment. Leaving your credit card number on file at the vet or with The Sitters office is always a good idea.
  • Notify any appropriate neighbors or family members that you have hired a pet sitter and that the sitter has permission to be going in and out of your home.
  • Put ID tags on each of your pets. If your pet has a chip, be sure it is registered. If you move, be sure to update this information.
  • Provide outdoor pets with plenty of water, shelter, and a secure enclosure.
** Please note the schedule will not show overnight care on the last night. This is because overnight care is from the previous night to the following morning.

For example, if you need overnight care Monday night through Thursday morning, the schedule will only show overnight care on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Doggy Daycare

  • Make sure your pet's vaccinations are up-to-date.
  • Be sure the information in your pet profile is up-to-date.
  • Pack a bag filled with your pet’s food bowl if they need to be fed, enough food to last your pet’s stay, collar/harness, leash, and treats.
  • Pack necessary medications.
  • If your pet has a chip, be sure it is registered. If you move, be sure to update this information.

Drop-In Visit & Dog Walk

  • Be sure the information in your pet profile is up-to-date.
  • Make sure your pet sitter has all your keys, garage door opener and/or any other items or codes necessary to enter your home. If you have an alarm system, don’t forget to notify your service that your pet sitter will be entering your home. Please make sure that outdoor and indoor lighting is functional before you go.
  • Leave out treats, toys, and grooming supplies.
  • Leave out a collar/harness, leash, and waste bags.
  • Ensure that there is enough food, treats, kitty litter, etc. for the time you will be away.
  • If your pet is on medication, notify your pet sitter ahead of time. Leave detailed instructions on its use, even if you tell your pet sitter verbally how it’s administered.
  • Notify your pet’s veterinarian that your pet sitter will be caring for your pets and has the authority to bring your pet in for treatment. Leaving your credit card number on file at the vet or with The Sitters office is always a good idea.
  • Notify any appropriate neighbors or family members that you have hired a pet sitter and that the sitter has permission to be going in and out of your home.
  • Put ID tags on each of your pets. If your pet has a chip, be sure it is registered. If you move, be sure to update this information.
  • Provide outdoor pets with plenty of water, shelter, and a secure enclosure.

Bark Park, 'Play'cation, and Pet Taxi


  • Make sure your pet’s vaccinations are up-to-date.
  • Be sure the information in your pet profile is up-to-date.
  • Leave out treats & toys.
  • Leave out collar/harness, leash, and waste bags.
  • Pack a bag filled with your pet’s food bowl if they need to be fed and enough food.
  • Leave out necessary medications.
  • If your pet has a chip, be sure it is registered. If you move, be sure to update this information.

Horse Care

  • Leave out necessary grooming and handling equipment.
  • Make sure your pet profile and Coggins are up-to-date.
  • Leave out enough food/supplements to last the entire service.

Pet Portraits

  • Prepare any outfits or accessories your pet will be wearing.
  • Bring lots of treats.
  • Bring your pet’s collar/harness and leash.