Licensed, Bonded & Insured
315.486.2873
Personalized Pet Sitting Services
Located in Jefferson County, New York USA

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Licensed, Bonded & Insured
Personalized Pet Sitting Services
Located in Jefferson County, New York USA

Pet Sitters International was founded in 1994 to promote, support and recognize excellence in pet sitting. When you hire a PSI member, you are hiring a professional who believes in the quality service and high standards that PSI promotes.

With a staff that has a combined 45+ years of experience in pet-sitting services, PSI has developed a wide range of pet care, business and educational resources. Only PSI members have access to this wealth of information, the latest in industry trends, new products and services that can benefit you as a pet owner. Our members are pet sitters because they love pets. PSI provides educational services, information and accreditation programs to help our members to better care for the pets that you love, too.

Travel: You won’t be inconvenienced or upset by transporting your pet.

No Imposition: You don’t have to rely on a friend, neighbor or relative to care for your pet, but instead you can be confident that a pet care professional will put you pet’s needs first.

Security: Your home is made more secure by the crime deterrent services provided by most pet-sitting services.

Peace of Mind: While you’re away, you can feel confident that your pet is in capable, caring hands.

Special Services: Pet sitters can provide additional home services while caring for your pet, such as watering plants and bringing in the mail.

Reduced Stress: Your pet stays in its own familiar secure environment where all the sights, smells and sounds say “Home!”

Diet and Exercise: Customary diet and exercise routines are followed, with no interruption to upset your pet.

No Travel Trauma: Travel in a vehicle to boarding facility or kennel may upset your pet! Having a pet sitter come directly to your home avoids this altogether.

Health Concerns: With a pet sitter, there is minimal exposure to illness of other animals.

TLC: Most importantly, your pet receives love and personal attention while you are away.

Caring pet owners know that most pets adjust better to their owner’s absence and experience less anxiety and stress when they can remain their home environments. Pet sitters make this possible with daily visits to your home. In addition to meals, exercise, playtime and cleaning litter boxes or cages, professional pet sitters may also administer medications, walk dogs and perform other pet-care duties. That’s why in-home pet care is the choice of pet owners and the “pet-preferred” method of vacation and travel care.

Pet sitters may also provide vital home-care services while you are away, including mail or newspaper pick up, plant care and watering, placing trash outside for pickup or rotating the lights and opening or closing the blinds to make your house look lived in. A professional pet sitter provides peace of mind for everyone.

Preparation can make a big difference in how smoothly things go for your pet when the pet sitter comes to visit. Here are some tips:

  • Make sure the pet sitter has a phone number where you can be reached.
  • If inside services are requested, provide the pet sitter with a house key in addition to garage door openers.If you have new keys made, try them out to make sure they work.
  • Clean food and water dishes before leaving town. Provide extra food, litter and other supplies just in case you’re not able to return when planned.
  • Clean out the refrigerator to avoid smelly food spoilage and wash the dishes in the sink to prevent ants, flies or other pests.
  • Adjust the thermostat to keep the house comfortable for the pet during your absence. In warm weather, a closed-up house can get dangerously hot in a short time.
  • Leave a list of phone numbers in case the pet sitter needs to contact service or maintenance companieswhile you are away; i.e., plumber, electrician, cleaning service, yard maintenance, pool service, etc.
  • Tell the pet sitter of any household areas that are off-limits to your pets or to the pet sitter. Secure access to those areas before leaving home.
  • You can help your pet sitter be a better friend to your pet by helping to make sure there are no problems while you are away. Planning and preparation in the following areas will smooth the way:

  • Tell the pet sitter about all health problems your pet may have—major or minor.
  • Provide written verification that your pet is up to date on its vaccinations.
  • Make sure your dog’s collar fits — otherwise he may slip out of a too-large collar while being walked. If your dog is not accustomed to walking on a leash, practice with him before you leave.
  • Make a list of your pet’s favorite hiding places. This will prevent the pet sitter from worrying if your pet is not where expected—the sitter will know where to look.
  • Provide your own preferred method of flea control, even if your pets are currently flea free. Fleas multiply rapidly and can become a problem very quickly.
  • If you own both dogs and cats, do not ask the sitter to “just ignore the cats;” i.e., not charge, during pet-sitting visits. A sitter’s professionalism, ethical responsibility and conscience would not allow the oversight of a cat in need of food, medical care or human attention.
  • If your dog growls or snaps at a pet sitter during a "get-acquainted visit,” understand that the pet sitter may ask that you make other arrangements for your dog’s care during your absence.
  • Client Testimonials

    Here are some of the things our clients are saying about us:

    "Thank you for being such a wonderful pet sitter and a great person. It's nice to have someone I completely trust to care for my animals. It is nice of you to offer to go out of your way for Duke. He and I both appreciate you more than I can say!" L.M.

    "Thank-you so much for the wonderful care you give our pets. The daily play by play is great!" P.L.

    "Your service is wonderful. My wife and I just moved to the area. We don't know the neighbors well enough to trust anyone to come into our home while we're away. Plus, I appreciate the time and care you take with them (our cats). Kali especially is a real loving cat and needs human affection not just more food and fresh water." B.P.

    "Excellent and thorough care of the animals and house. I would definitely ask you to work for us again and would recommend you highly." E.M.

    "Thanks so much for cleaning up after Coopy and keeping us informed. I'm so thankful to have you to call on when we have to go out of town." D.M.

    "I deeply appreciate your watching Rusty for us. He seemed happy when we returned, and I know from your notes you learned he likes you if he jumps on your lap and dances in circles." D.S.

    "Everything was great! - So nice to know our cat Lucy was being petted and combed not just fed. It was also a relief not to have to stop the mail." L.L.

    Cat in box Bunny German Sheppard