Preparing Your Home and Pets For My Visits
Recommended preparation for your pet
- Make sure that there will be enough food, treats, kitty litter, etc. for the time you will be away.
- Let me know where your dog's leash is kept.
- If you have a carrier for your pet, let me know where it is kept.
- Let me know where your pets toys are located.
- Put ID tags on each of your pets.
- If your pet is on medication, notify me ahead of time and leave detailed written instructions on its use.
- Let your vet know in advance that you will be out of town, give your vet my name and let them know that I will be caring for your pets. I will also have you fill out a form detailing the type of care you'd like your pet to receive if you cannot be reached and a veterinary release form. This is especially important if your pet has a health condition that needs to be watched.
- Let me know where all vaccination information is kept.
- Let me know of anything that may be out of the ordinary (sinks that don't drain properly, toilet that overflows, etc.).
- Show me where the thermostat is and how to operate it. Be sure to leave it set at a comfortable temperature for your pets while you're gone.
- If anyone will be in your home during your absence, let me know. Because of safety concerns, I will not enter a house if I see someone there. Also, please be aware that I will not accept jobs if I am requested to share pet care responsibilities with others, or if someone else will be in the home while I am caring for your pets.
- For dogs that stay outdoors, secure the yard and lock any gates.
- Potentially dangerous plants or decorations should be put somewhere that your pets won't be able to get to them. Keep this in mind especially during the holidays when Christmas trees and other decorations are on display.
- Place cleaning supplies where they will be easily accessible if needed.
- If you rent, give your landlord your my name in case of emergency. Give me the landlord's name and contact information as well.
- If my first visit will be after dark, please be sure to leave an outside light on.
- Prior to your departure, I will ask for written information on how you can be contacted. If for some reason I were unable to get into your home, leaving the information on your kitchen counter would be useless. Therefore, it is best to provide me with this information before you leave, ideally when you sign the contract.
- If you will not be able to be contacted while you're gone, be sure to provide the name and phone number of someone who will be able to make decisions on your behalf.
Getting In Touch
Interested in All About Paws Pet Sitting's services? Please use one of the following methods to contact us:
1. Use our Consultation Visit Request Form to contact us.
2. Call us at 708-305-2291.
3. Email us at
for more information.