FAQ

What is the best way to reach Finchley Dog Walker and Pet Sitting?

You can contact me either by email on [email protected] ot by phone  077 077 6 33 44

What services do you offer?

Professional dog walking, daily visits to dog or cats in your own home. In-home overnight pet setting, plus home security care. Administering medication to pets. Feeding, providing fresh drinking water, toilet walking duties, clean up after pet accidents. Playtime and lots of fuss making of the pets. At home duties include mail retrieval, watering houseplants, putting rubbish bins out.

What species of pets do you care for?

We have varied experience with many species of pets. Of course, dogs and cats, but also, rabbits hamsters and other small rodents. Turtles, iguanas, but unfortunately NOT snakes. In addition, we can even look after your chickens and hens, various birds, fish, goats and even horses! If you have an unusual pet that you need looking after, please let us know.

Which days are you available to take care of my pet?

We provide dog walking and pet sitting services seven days a week, 365 days a year. We do get booked up for the main holiday periods very quickly, so please contact me to confirm availability before you book your holidays.

Q. Why is at-home pet care better than placing my dog at the boarding kennels?

Although many pets do love socialising with other cats and dogs, they much prefer their own, home environment, its familiar smells, sounds and home comforts. In some cases, a dog might suffer from separation worries and find that being placed in boarding kennels is a very stressful time for them. In addition, they are exposed to more health risks and infections from other canines. At the end of the day, home is best!

What do I do if I need an emergency, last minute request, can you accommodate my pet?

Of course we prefer to be organised and stick to our daily routines and appointments, but sometimes the inevitable happens. If you have a family emergency, or an appointment that you cannot reschedule, certainly give us a call and we will do our best to help you.

What policy do you have for inclement weather walking?

In the majority of weather conditions, unless it places the dog walker and your pet at risk, we aim to keep to our schedule as closely as possible. Of course, during any heavy rain or snowy conditions, the walk may be cut short after allowing your pet to carry out toilet duties. Your dog will be wiped down on our return to your home, to make sure he’s left in a comfortable condition. We ask that you provide suitable dog towels for this. The sitter will remain with your pet for the scheduled time.

Where does the pet sitter sleep when staying overnight?

I remain at your home as discussed, either in the guest room or the bedroom you nominate.

My dogs sleep with me, the owner when I’m at home – can you do likewise?

That is fine, I’m happy for your dog’s to keep me company in the bedroom too.

Do I need to provide your meals, food, toiletries?

No, this isn’t compulsory as I am quite happy to provide my own foodstuff and toiletries. However, if you leave any food items for me, perhaps that need used up before your return, please clearly mark them that they are for my use.

Do you water plants, the vegetable garden or hanging baskets?

Yes, I’m able to help, providing we have discussed your requirements and I have clear instructions.

Can I ask a pet sitter to stay at my home if there are others living there at the same time

Unfortunately, NO. For our pet sitter’s privacy and safety we are unable to provide our overnight services if others are in your residence at the same time. We do however, offer daily call-in services during the daytime hours.

Can you administer medication to my pets while I am away?

Yes certainly, providing your pet doesn’t pose any threats while doing so