Why use a pet sitter?
Your Pet Will Be Comfortable & Safe At Home
You love your pets and when you are not able to be at home caring for them, 1st-Rate-Pet will be. Whether you are unable to be home because of work, vacation or some other reason, you won't have to worry about your pet when 1st-Rate-Pet is there. Instead of using a kennel or trying to get someone you know to pet-sit, call 1st-Rate-Pet and be assured your pet will get plenty of love, care and attention while you are gone, in the comfort of your (and their) own comfortable, clean, safe home.
Unlike most pet sitters who work by themselves, we have a staff of pet care professionals who can help take care of most any situation that comes up. We introduce a primary and secondary pet care specialist to you and your pets. Both will be familar with the care routine and able to take care of your scheduled visits. If either of them gets sick, has car trouble or has any other reason they can't do your visit, the other one can. In the rare case of both of them being unavailable, both of the owners are able to cover their schedule and will have met your pets prior to any visits.
We have set it up this way so you will always have a back up pet sitter. No need for you to scramble around trying to find somebody to help when your scheduled solo pet sitter cancels at the last minute. No worries about finding out in the middle of your vacation that your pet sitter has gone AWOL and you are hundreds of miles away trying to find another pet sitter who can spare the time to help you. We always have a team of sitters so someone can step in right away and take care of your loved ones.
Our whole system is automated from the time you schedule all the way untill you return home. The only thing not automated is the freindly service of our staff. You will have the ability to schedule the services needed online any time of day or night. By you scheduling the dates and times needed on the system yourself, we avoid any miscommunication. You will recieve an email when we approve the schedule so you can again double check it. As soon as a schedule is approved, the assigned pet specialists are notified by email with the details of the visits to add to the schedule.
We have a weekly and a daily schedule sent out to each pet sitter and the owners. When a pet sitter arrives at your visit, there is a log in to record arrival and finishing times. When the visit is marked complete, it shows on the system so we can keep track to make sure visits are being done in a timely manner. If a visit isn't showing as finished within a window of time, the owners of 1st Rate Services will contact the scheduled sitter to make sure all is well, and if there is a problem, one of us will go do the visit. Our first priority each and every day is making sure the pets in our care are being well cared for.
You will also recieve an invoice in your email so you can pay online or with a check or cash, whichever is easiest for you.
We also offer some non-pet related concierge services and we also provide house cleaning services.
Advantages For Your Pet:
"Excellent with the animals!
We have 7 animals (5 dogs, a parrot, and a cat.) to care for and we are so very pleased with the care that Julie gives them. They all love her and get excited when she comes. She gives them all the love that we give them and they are not even upset when we leave. She also does an excellent job of taking care of our house when we are away. We have had her for week long overnights and we are so thankful that we found her. She is very trustworthy, dependable, and honest. She keeps a daily diary so that we know what is going on. She also takes pictures of them, which we enjoy. We could not be happier.”
By Marsha (Inverness, Florida). 07/01/2012
Just stopping by to say that this is the BEST, most considerate, friendly and trustworthy Pet Sitter you will find. They took care of my 26 cats in October and I admit....I was worried. The first call from Julie and all worries were erased. She called while at my home and even sent me pics of the kitts. I could even hear them meowing! Total satisfaction!! AND the porch where 21 of them live looked like it does after I get through scrubbing it. Perfection! Above and beyond should be their motto! Thank you, thank you, and thank you again for being there for us.
Oh, the cats say "Meow" 😉 11/16/2012