Why Hire a Professional Dog Sitter?
Home is where our dogs faithfully wait for our return. Dogs love a regular routine. When you can't be there, I can provide walks, midday potty breaks, meals, playtime, medication and loving care on the regular schedule that your pet thrives on, all in the safe, secure, familiar surroundings of home. Your dog will adjust better to your absence in his normal environment. For dog owners, in-home dog visits provide a unique alternative to boarding facilities—or imposing on family or neighbors to check on them. Some dogs do not do well in a kennel environment such as shy, elderly or special needs pets.
Professional pet sitters are just that—Professional. I am experienced, reliable, trustworthy, responsible, and insured. I am trained in canine first aid and how to recognize / prevent a problem. (A professional is prepared for the emergencies that the neighbor or relative next door have not even thought about.) I have a network of other professionals (the Indy Area Pet Sitters Network) in case an emergency ever requires back up help.
I am the owner and service provider of Dog Visits by Mary. Your dog(s) will be personally cared for by me. You and your dog will get to know and trust me. You will always know who is coming into your home to care for your beloved furry friend. I will not send an independent contractor or employee. (This also means that I am able to keep my services at the lowest competitive rates.) Your best friend always knows who to expect. Tell him “Mary is coming” and he will learn my name!
If you have multiple dogs my rates are often less expensive than boarding. Your dog can avoid illness and stress from exposure to other animals. With in-home care, there is much less driving time for you.
Your pets will benefit from one-on-one loving attention and care. Exercise and playtime provides your pet with the companionship and stimulation they need to prevent separation anxiety and stress while you are away.
Besides daily walks / visits while you work, I can give you peace of mind knowing that your home is secure while you travel. I give your home a lived-in look that is a great burglar deterrent by alternating your blinds/curtains, turning on and off lights, bringing in your mail, taking out trash, for example.
At each visit, I leave behind a short check list (doggie report card) so that you know when I visited, and what your best friend and I did with our time. When you return home, you will even know when he pottied and had a treat or meal last. You will have reassurance knowing that medications (including insulin injections) were dispensed at the proper time. You have entrusted me with your dog, and as a professional, I can give you peace of mind.
Dog Visits by Mary