Planning for your pet sitters visit is often the
last item on your agenda of things to do
before leaving on a trip. However, we feel it is one
of the most important items that should be included
on your trip
checklist because it involves your home and your
A few things that are often overlooked are making
sure all locks/keys are functional for all doors and
notifying us if any gates or alarm codes have changed
or if any other person(s) will be in or on the property
(this would include pool men, gardeners, house keepers,
relatives, or friends).
We also ask that you walk around your yard and make
sure there is no way a dog can dig under, jump over,
or otherwise run off while you are away. And most
of all, please provide enough food, litter, medicines,
and any other items that your pet/house might need
while you are away.
For your convenience, weve provided a
for you to print and check off as you prepare for
your time away.
Ordinary household items such as live cables
(TV, lamps, radio, or any wire they can reach),
toxic cleaners such as bleach, laundry tablets,
glass cleaners, etc., are potential deathtraps
and must be kept well out of reach.
Ensure that pesticides and other garden chemicals
are stored out of reach. We recommend using
safety latches for babies to keep pets and children
from prying open cabinet doors
Make sure that children understand the importance
of locking and or closing gates securely. One
way of preventing the gate being left opened
is locking it with a small padlock, making the
only entry to the backyard through your home.
Remove ladders or stacked crates, boxes, or
other fixtures which give access to flat roofs
Garden ponds or fountains should be temporarily
fenced off while your pet is young.