Being prepared to be away from your pet is crucial to your ability to relax while you are gone. Here are some ways to ensure that you are all set:

  • Access for the sitter. Please have the correct keys (two copies) ready at the Meet and Greet or contact us to pick it up before services start. Lock box and code or door code is another option. Lock boxes are a great alternative to giving us a key, please contact us if you would like FurEver Family Pet Services to acquire a lock box and add the charge to your invoice.
  • Always make sure your pet sitter knows when you are leaving (date and hour) and when you plan to return (date and hour). Follow up when you would like for us to start and stop visits to avoid scheduling mishaps.
  • Update Time To Pet with all contact names and phone numbers and any changes to the pet(s) routine:
    • Change in medication
    • Change in food or treats
    • Any recent visits to the Vet
    • Any new additions to the family
    • Any recent losses to the family
  • If you have an alarm system, don’t forget to notify your service that your pet sitter will be entering your home.
  • Check that your fire extinguisher is in an accessible place and in working order, please contact us if you would like FurEver Family to acquire a fire extinguisher and add the charge to your invoice.
  • Prepare proper waste disposal for bio-medical waste with a clear label if you have needles for your pets. Please show your Pet Sitter where you keep your sharps container for disposal. Contact us if you would like FurEver Family Pet Services to acquire a sharps container and add the charge to your invoice.
  • Please make sure that outdoor and indoor lighting is functional before you go.
  • 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 FurEver Family’s 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.
  • Let the pet sitter know if there are any areas of your house or yard in which your pet is not allowed to go, and if you have a special area for pet waste to be tossed.
  • If you are going to be away for an extended period of time, you may also want to notify the police that you will be gone.
  • If you are traveling out of the country, let FurEver Family Pet Services know. If you would like to leave us your flight number we can make sure your pets are seen again if you get caught in travel delays.
  • If you won’t have access to Wi-Fi on your trip, let us know if there are other means of notifying you.
  • Check to see if you have updated any locks since the last time FurEver Family entered your home, and arrange a pick-up of the new key.
  • Inform your pet sitter of any persons entering the home while you are away.