Although pet sitters are primarily hired to care for animals, they often offer additional services at little or no cost. Every pet sitter is different, but here are examples of value added services that Well Minded provides to our clients:
drapery and light rotation It is important that your home have a lived-in look while you are away so as not to attract unwanted interest. By rotating drapery/blinds and the interior lights, your home appears to be occupied. We can also turn the porch light on at night and off during the day.
package/flier pick-up Packages left at the door can be stolen (especially around the holidays when the bad guys look for that kind of thing), and a pileup of fliers screams "no one has been home for days!" Burglars have even been known to place a pizza flier in your door, just to see how long it takes you to pick it up. Each time we enter a client's home, we bring in anything left on the front doorstep.
newspaper pick-up Newspapers left in the driveway are another tell-tale sign that no one has been home for a while. Your pet sitter should bring newspapers in each day.
plant watering Your plants can wither and die if left unwatered for a few days. We make sure plants are watered according to our clients' directions.
house sitting Animals aside, leaving your home vacant can be nerve wracking. Did you remember to turn the stove off? Did one of the pipes spring a leak in the wall? When we visit a home, we make sure all is well. No leaks or stoves left on–check!
mail retrieval It's pretty much a pain to stop and start mail service, and sometimes we forget that detail when we travel. Checking mailboxes is part of our service.
doo-doo cleanup We don't want you to come home to a yard full of droppings, so we pick up after your pets.
trash When our clients let us know when the garbage man comes, we'll take out the cans and bring them in. You don't have to miss trash day, and it's another sign to onlookers that you are home.
errands The only value added service we charge extra for, but it just might be worth it. We do things like mail bills off on the day you designate, pick up dry cleaning, or even grocery shop so you have fresh milk waiting for you when you return from your trip. Sweet!
Hiring a professional pet sitter is not only great for your animals, it's great for your lifestyle and peace of mind!