Buckhead Pet Pals was voted
"Best Pet Sitting Company" by Atlanta magazine - 2006, 2008 and 2010.
Why Hire a Pet Sitter?
Are you heading out of town and can't figure out a way to bring your pet along? Would you prefer to simply leave it at home? Unfortunately, you can't just decide to leave it behind and run out the door. Very few pets, if any, are independent enough to spend an extended amount of time at home alone. Fortunately, you can hire a pet sitter to solve all your pet care problems.
Hiring a pet sitter benefits you and your pet in several ways. Your pet can stay at home in a safe and familiar environment, eliminating travel-related trauma and allowing your pet to maintain its regular medical care. In addition, you know that your pet is in capable hands without having to impose on family, friends or neighbors.
There isn't much difference between a pet sitter and a baby sitter. Pet sitters are hired to care and take responsibility for your animal in your home while you're away. This can be a simple or complicated task -- it all depends on your pet.
The main responsibilities of a pet sitter are fairly obvious: we will provide your pet with food and opportunities to go to the bathroom, whether this requires taking it for a walk, cleaning its litter box or cleaning its cage.
One of the biggest advantages to hiring a pet sitter is that your pet can keep its day-to-day routine while you're gone. Therefore, we will keep your pet on that routine. If you play with your animal every day at 6 p.m., your sitter should do the same. However, it's your duty to make sure your sitter's aware of your pet's regular schedule so he or she can make the proper arrangements. Typed lists are very effective.
Our pet sitters are responsible for seeking out proper care for your animal in the event of a medical emergency. You should make sure he or she knows where your veterinarian is located and how to reach him or her. It's also a good idea to leave a sitter with the phone numbers of emergency centers that can treat your pet outside of normal business hours. Again, a typed list is very effective here.
Beyond those responsibilities, our pet sitters will also give your animal love and attention. Our pet sitters are also willing to take over some house-sitting responsibilities as well, such as checking the mail or watering the plants.