Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

playing with catYour pets are family and naturally you want the best for them.  Below are answers to the most frequently asked questions about our dog walking and pet sitting services.

Q: What does bonded mean?
A: Bonded means that we carry an insurance bond that protects your home against employee theft.

Q: What kind of insurance does Pet Watchers carry?
A: We carry general business liability insurance that covers your pets, home, and property.

Q: What kind of people do you hire as pet sitters/dog walkers?
A: Our pet sitters & dog walkers are local residents from all walks of life. We have home-makers, people in dual careers, retired, undergraduate and post-graduate students, as well as those who are taking time off from stressful professions such as Wall Street and sales. Although they are a diverse group, they all have the following in common: they are conscientious, animal lovers who own or have owned, and/or work with animals.

Q: What does an interview consist of?
A: We come to your home to meet you and your pet(s). At this time you will meet the pet sitter/dog walker who will be assigned to care for your pet(s). We will ask you for pertinent information directly related to the care of your pet(s) and home.  At this time, we will also require your house key(s), alarm codes, password, and a deposit.

Q: How many visits per day do I need Pet Watchers to come to my home?
A: As a general rule dog sitting requires 2-4 visits per day and cat sitting requires 1-2 visits per day.  Dog walking is customized to your schedule.

Q: Will Pet Watchers give my pet(s) medications/injections?
A: We will administer pills to your dog or cat and administer ear or eye medication and topical ointments as long as it is feasible to do so. We will also administer injections -such as insulin- that are necessary, again as long as there is a reasonable expectation of success. If it would be problematic, we would advise you to board your pet(s) at a veterinary clinic.