Los Angeles, California

818-980-DOGS (3647)

The best care for your best friends.....since 1997!


Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9AM to 6PM
 Weekends, Holidays and Overnights by Prior Appointment Only.

____ Are the toilet lids down in any accessible bathrooms?

____ See that medications are locked up. The sound of pills rattling in a plastic bottle may entice a pet to chew the bottle open.

____ Remove candy and nuts from coffee tables or locations where a pet can reach them. Chocolate is toxic to dogs and nuts can be dangerous as well.

____ Check to see that any hobby
supplies; i.e., paints, glue, needles and thread, etc., have been placed away from an inquisitive pet’s reach.

____ Make sure your pet sitter is aware of anyone who may be on your premises or entering your home during the pet-sitting assignment.

____ Use timers on interior lights and program them to turn on at dusk and off at bedtime. Use motion sensors on exterior lights. If evening visits
are scheduled to your home, the pet sitter will really appreciate this safety

____ Make sure doors and windows are securely locked before leaving.This should include garage doors, sliding glass doors and basement doors and windows. If outside doors have panes of glass
near a push-button lock, consider installing a dead bolt lock as well.

____ If applicable, advise gate security that a pet sitter will be visiting your home and authorize entry.

____ Inform your neighbors of your absence and use of a pet sitter.

____ Make sure any fences are secure and gates are locked.

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____ If you are going on a trip, notify your veterinarian in writing that a pet sitter will be caring for your pet and authorize the vet to extend medical care during your absence if it becomes necessary.

____ Provide written verification that your pet is up-to-date on its
shots. Have your pet wear
current identification and
vaccination tags on its collar.

____ Keep all supplies in one general and visible area. This includes food, treats, utensils, food and water bowls, medications, leash, can opener, toys, paper towels, cleaning supplies, garbage bags,
litter and scoop, broom and
dustpan and/or vacuum cleaner,
towels (for rainy walks),
puppy pads (if paper training)
and watering can for plants.

____ Be sure to tell your pet sitter about any unusual habits your pet has; i.e., destructive behavior when left alone, change in bowel or eating habits, hiding places, etc.

____ Tell the pet sitter if bathrooms or any other household areas are off limits to your pet and/or sitter. Secure access to these areas before leaving home.

____ If your pet is prone to chew,
please leave “chew toys” and
take proper precautions to guard
your personal items and home
furnishings from his teeth while
you are away.

____ For the comfort of your pet,
adjust your thermostat before
leaving on your trip and advise
your pet sitter the range it should
be kept in. A closed-up home
can get uncomfortably warm in a
short time.

____ Make sure cupboards and
storage areas are secured. A bored or determined dog can go “where they’ve never gone before.”

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
-Josh Billings

Tips for Using our Pet Sitting Services

When you leave your pets in the care of our pet sitters, you can go to work or travel with peace of mind. To make sure your pet sitter has all the necessities to take the best care of your pet, check off the items on this handy list before you leave home. Then, relax and enjoy your day or trip – knowing your companion animals are in good hands! 

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