Pet Sitting Services

You’ve planned your family vacation for six months now. You’ve requested the time off from work, purchased the airline tickets, booked the hotel, and even checked the weather forecast 800 miles away. If you’ve a cat like mine, she’s sitting in your empty suitcase, watching with big eyes as you lay out your wardrobe for the next week. The dogs are constantly underfoot; somehow they seem to know that this is a people-only trip. 

What they don’t know is that three times a day, someone is going to come by with an extra catnip mouse and a Frisbee, and make sure that they’re as happy as can be while their human family is away. Your vacation might not have included the family pet this time, but that doesn’t mean he’s not happy as can be, right in his own home. 

He’s having his very own staycation, enjoying his bed, his same routine, and he doesn’t have a strange dog yipping all night in the next kennel. And that’s exactly why pet sitters can be a great option for your pet—when your pet stays home, he’s familiar with his surrounding and he gets to sleep his favorite spot every night. He gets his own food, on his own schedule (and maybe even an extra treat here and there). Maybe you have more than one pet at home, and a hiring a pet sitter ensures that they get to spend their staycation together, in their very own home sweet home. 

Pet sitters may also bring in the mail, take out the trash on pickup day, and cycle the lights and curtains (which helps the house look lived in while you’re out of town). And since the pet sitter is spending quality one-on-one time with your pet, you can even get personalized updates and photos while you’re away.

Professional pet sitters have experience with shy cats, excited dogs, elderly rabbits, quiet koi, and many, many other pets. A cat that needs daily insulin shots, or a turtle that needs special feeding, is not a problem. And in just these sorts of situations, a pet sitter is the ideal vacation pet care, since they’ll spend one-on-one time with each pet and can keep a close eye on any health issues that might arise, or they’ll see that a shy dog needs some extra snuggle time, while his more active canine sister needs an extra lap around the block. And you’ll get the peace of mind that comes with knowing your pet is being cared for by a professional.

If you’re planning a trip away from home soon and won’t be taking along your furry family, give a pet sitter a call to see if it’s a good fit. They’ll meet your pets, ask about your pet needs, and treat your pets just as if they were their own while you’re away. Just don’t be surprised if you return home to a happy and content furry friend at the end of your trip.

By Rachel Leisemann Immel

Photo by Bev Lloyd-Roberts LRPS

Fluffs of Luv Pet Care offers an array of customized pet care services, including in home pet sitting, dog walking, cat only pet sitting, overnight visits and cat and dog grooming and more. As the most reputable pet sitters and dog walkers in Charlotte and the surrounding area, Fluffs of Luv has put countless clients at ease by caring for their cherished companions while they were away.  Give Fluffs of Luv a call for a free in home consultation or to set up a grooming appointment 704-421-3492 or visit www.fluffsofluv.com

We may be a bit biased here at Fluffs of Luv, but there are many benefits to hiring a pet sitter
over boarding your pet. Here are a few to get you thinking about whether or not a pet sitter is
the right alternative for you:

1. A Familiar Environment
While boarding your pet is a great way to ensure that they are getting the care they need even
when you are not there to give it, providing the same level of care in the environment your pet is
most comfortable in is ideal. Your pet may initially be caught off-guard by the presence of a
strange human, but the stress of your absence could be compounded by new people AND a
new place (not to mention unfamiliar animals also being boarded in the same facility). Kennels
have their own routines and rules of operation; hiring a pet sitter allows your pet to receive care
according to the routine (s)he is used to. Your dog or cat (or guinea pig or rabbit) will appreciate
being surrounded by the sights, smells, toys, and food it has come to know, and consequently
will be more inclined to accept the friendship of someone new.

2. Personalized Care
Boarding kennels hold large numbers of animals at one time. No doubt, the staff in these
facilities are as attentive as possible under the circumstances. However, it is easy for the needs
of individual animals to be overlooked when one is faced with the responsibility of caring for a
multitude. It’s also unlikely that the same employee will be assigned to care for your animal;
instead, tasks are completed by whoever is working at the time. In-home pet care means a
personal experience, the ratio being one human to however many pets live in your household,
which allows sitters to build trust between themselves and your pet. Pet sitters are often pet parents
themselves and therefore understand the importance of making sure all of your furbaby’s
needs are met. For as long as a pet sitter is in your home, their time and attention belong
solely to YOUR pet.

3. Avoiding Hazards
Boarding your pet of course requires exposing them to other animals, as well as any parasites
or viruses they may have (unbeknownst to their owners). Conditions like kennel cough,
giardiasis and coccidiosis (which are common in puppies), and distemper are all possible for
your pet to contract in such close conditions. There are also the more common annoyances, like
fleas and worms. Keeping your little buddy at home and allowing the care to come to him or her
will let you steer clear of those worries.

Pet sitters are pet care professionals who will love your four-legged family members almost as
much as you do. Not only will they provide attention to your pet on your terms, they will also
keep you updated as often as you like. When you employ the services of pet sitters in general
(and Fluffs sitters in particular), your furry friends will always be in good hands.

By: Gianni Washington

Fluffs of Luv Pet Sitting offers an array of customized pet care services, including in home pet sitting, dog walking, cat only pet sitting, overnight visits and more. As the most reputable pet sitters and dog walkers in Charlotte and the surrounding area, Fluffs of Luv has put countless clients at ease by caring for their cherished companions while they were away.  Give Fluffs of Luv a call for a free in home consultation 704-421-3492 or visit www.fluffsofluv.com.  Or visit us at our downtown Pineville Grooming shop!

You’ve been counting down your vacation for months, waiting for a much-needed break. Soon, you’ll be work-free, but not before the pre-vacation panic sets in—Did you pack enough clothing? Did you iron out the travel arrangements? Do you have enough spending money?

If you’re an animal lover, it gets worse. You’re probably up to your eyeballs in cats, dogs, hamsters, birds—even furry bunnies. Packing up the family and driving down to Florida to spend a week at the beach isn’t that simple. Who’ll feed Kitty? Who’ll walk the dogs? Who’ll give Bunny all the attention she deserves? Continue reading

We can't wait to play with your furry family member. Call us today for a FREE consultation.

Fluffs of Luv, LLC

Pet Sitting, Dog Walking, Cat Sitting & Overnights

(704) 421-3492 (828) 668-2860 Text (704) 612-8166 Fax PetSitter@CallFluffs.com

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