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Who would you trust to take care of your pets? Would you let anyone take care of your pets?

Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Professional Pet Sitting and/or Dog Walking Company

Lori Arnold PictureWho would you trust to take care of your pets? Would you let anyone take care of your pets?  I have done the homework for you!  I will give you 10 reasons why you should hire a Professional.  Anyone can be a pet sitter or a dog walker, but a Professional runs a legitimate business.

  1. A professional pet sitting and/or dog walking company running a legitimate business should have:
  • A professional looking website.
  • An Employer Identification Number (EIN).
  • A registered business.
  • References from current and previous clients.
  • Insurance and bonding.
  • An account management system in place to store your account records and information on your home, pet, and pet care needs.
  • A system where you can schedule your own pet sitting 24/7 on-line.

 

  1. A professional pet sitting and/or dog walking company hires employees. Differences between an Employee and Independent Contractor, and what that means to you:
  • When a company uses an Independent Contractor (IC), they are farming work out to other pet sitters and dog walkers that run their own pet sitting business. IC’s have their own policies and procedures, and the company that uses them has little control over their staff and how they operate. A company cannot train independent contractors.
  • When a company hires Employees, the company offers their clients and their pets higher accountability for taking care of the pets and home. By using hired Employees, the company is able to screen, perform background checks, and train their staff.  Procedures, policies, and the company’s core values are in place to provide your pets and home with the best care possible.

 

  1. A professional pet sitting and/or dog walking company has Workman’s Compensation.  What does that mean to you?
  • A professional pet sitting and/or dog walking company who uses employees ensures that each of their staff is properly covered with Workman’s Compensation. In case of an emergency, the injured employee can receive proper medical care.
  • There is a likelihood that if a pet sitter and/or dog walker is not covered with Workman’s Compensation and is seriously injured while caring for your pet(s) and/or home, you may be liable for medical bills, lost income, or even a lawsuit, as a result of an injury.

 

  1. A professional pet sitting and/or dog walking company pays taxes to the state and federal government.
  • A professional company has an EIN and pays taxes, like every other legitimate business.

 

  1. A professional pet sitting and/or dog walking company is fully insured and bonded.  What that means to you?  It means your pet, keys, and property are covered in the following instances:
  • If your pet sitter loses your keys and your home needs to be re-keyed.
  • Negligent property damage.

 

  1. A professional pet sitting and/or dog walking company communicates with the client.
  • A professional company should communicate with the client via email or an online system to keep the client updated on the care of their pets. With 2 Paws Up, Inc, you receive an email that your sitter has arrived and is taking care of your pets. We monitor our sitters via GPS tracking when they arrive and complete the pet sitting and/or dog walking.
  • A professional pet sitting and/or dog walking company has clear business hours, answers the phone, and responds to your emails in a timely manner.

 

  1. A professional pet sitting and/or dog walking company has a backup plan.
  • People go on vacation, they get sick, their car breaks down, or relatives pass away. When this happens the professional company does not shut down.  A professional pet sitting and/or dog walking company has a plan in place so your pet is seen on time to receive the dog walking and/or care your pet needs in a seamless manner.

 

  1. A professional pet sitting and/or dog walking company can provide references and testimonials.
  • A professional pet sitting and/or dog walking company will provide you with references and testimonials from current and previous clients. Testimonials and references can be found on their company Website, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

 

  1. A professional pet sitting and/or dog walking company offers excellent customer service and follow-up.
  • A professional is there to answer your questions and requests feedback from the client to improve customer service.

 

  1. A professional pet sitting and/or dog walking company provides peace of mind and true passion for pets.
  • A professional company has a proven track record of responsibility. This is demonstrated by how long they have been in business.  They are professionals, not hobby-sitters. We will always be there for you and your pets. We will boost your pet’s spirit and ease their lonely heart when you’re forced to leave them home alone.

 

2 Paws Up, Inc is well-established and has proven their love of animals since 2003.  If you like this article, then check out our blog page at https://www.2pawsupinc.com/recent-blog/  We blog about all things pet related and more.

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