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Three Pet Sitting FAQ’s

Pet sitting is a great option for taking excellent care of your pets whether you’re away at work all day, off on a weekend adventure, or even away on an extended trip. Here are the answers to a few of the questions we get most often.

1. Why is it important to see pets daily instead of every other day?

In a perfect world, every other day might be often enough. However, in real life, you never know what might go wrong in a day. In the case of an emergency, such as a spilled water dish or illness or injury, a day can be the difference between a happy ending and a sad one.

2. Why do you need two keys? Isn’t one enough?

If we get a key that won’t work, or accidentally receive the wrong key, or even lose a key, there’s a spare and your pets remain protected in your absence. It’s also a good idea to leave a key with a neighbor – you can’t be too careful.

3. What should I do if my travel plans change?

You can cancel your (non-holiday) reservation up to 24 hours before your first scheduled visit. You can still cancel within 24 hours of the first scheduled visit, but these cancellations are subject to a cancellation fee equal to one visit. We are happy to refund mid-day dog walks as long as we can get in touch with the dog walker before the visit.

For more information, see our policies and procedures. Also, browse our website to learn more about pet sitting, why it’s important that your pet sitter meets your pet in advance and even fabulous ways to have fun with your pets.

Have a question that’s not answered here?  Let us know!

Overnight Pet Sitting: A Pet Slumber Party for Your Fur Babies!

Planning a big summer vacation but not quite sure what to do with your pet? Getting away for an extended vacay can be hard when you are a pet parent.  You don’t want to leave them alone for an extended period of time and you don’t want them boarded up in a cage, away from home.

The ideal situation would be for your pet to sleep in the comfort of their own home.  But how can that happen?

The purr-fect solution is overnight pet sitting in your Dallas or Austin area home with VIP Pet Services — an extra-special pet slumber party for your dog or cat!

What is overnight pet sitting?

It’s simple – we’ll stay with your pet in their own home while you’re out of town.  Not only will they have a great time but they’ll have company!

Overnight pet sitting is a way for your pet to receive the type of care he or she is accustomed to while you can go out-of-town for a few days. You’ll have the peace of mind knowing that your pet is being taken care of properly while you enjoy some time away from life’s hustle and bustle.

What type of activities will my pet enjoy?

We love to cuddle up on the couch with your pet and watch his favorite TV show. Animal Planet? Perfect!

Does your pet hog the covers or the bed? No problem!  We love to share the covers!

Does your dog love to play with their favorite squeaky toy or run around in the back yard playing Frisbee? Fantastic – we love to do that too!

We will give your pet undivided attention in your own home and do our best to keep them in their regular routine, while ensuring all their personal needs are taken care of.

And best of all?  They’ll have a total blast doing it! Pet slumber parties, here we come!

Ready to start making plans for your big summer vacation? Contact us today to sign up your pet for a slumber party!