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  • Pet and House Sit Service was launched to provide a sought-after service for the South West (UK) where homeowners can locate a reliable, trustworthy pet and house sitter and the sitter can achieve their financial and pet caring objectives. How does it work? 

    1. The first step is done, you've found a pet and house sitter in your area who suits your needs.
    2. Contact me via the contact or booking forms to see if I'm available for the required dates.
    3.  We'll arrange a meeting to get to know each other and your pet/s (if applicable).  This can be arranged for me to visit your home (if outside the Exeter area a mileage surcharge will apply), or on neutral ground - whichever is best for you.
    4. Complete a Pet and/or House Sit agreement with details of what is expected of me.

    The Pet and House Sit Agreement will be carried out to the letter for the entire time you’re away – regardless of how long – your pets, home, possessions and garden will be looked after properly. Please see my Endorsements.

  • Peace of mind - plain and simple!

    1. You'll be using a Pet and House Sitter who agrees to and understands your specific requirements. Your pet/s will be cared for in their own home which, although they'd rather have you around and no upheaval or change, is so much less distressing and stressful for them than kennels or catteries. Your pet's routines, boundaries and limitations are continued without disruption.
    2. In the unthinkable event of your pet becoming ill, I will take immediate action and get them to your chosen vet quickly and calmly. You will be notified of any problems in a timely manner so the best course of action can be taken.
    3. Your possessions are looked after. Your house plants are cared for and some light gardening (if req) will be done. 
    4. You'll have a better chance to avoid becoming a crime statistic by deterring a potential burglar - due to the added security of me living in your home - curtains opening and closing/lights going on and off at irregular times. No post, parcels, milk or newspapers leaving a tell-tale sign that the house is empty. I'm also there to allow any expected tradesman entry to the home and keep an eye on things whilst they're there...
    5. You'll have no financial shocks as you'll know the assignment fee up front - other than recompense for items bought for your home or pets (at your request) or vet's fees etc. should they arise which will have had your prior consent . 
    6. You'll obviate imposing on your family and friends as there will be no reason to request repeated sporadic visits to care for your pets and home. 
    7. Complete peace of mind that your pets and home are being cared for just as you would do while you're away. No disappointment when you return - you'll come back to happy, healthy pets and your home the way you left it.

  • If you want a proper job done you're better off paying for it. A paid sitter has only your pets and home on his/her mind, they know they're not there to go gallivanting all over the town or countryside and they're not going to be inviting family or friends around whilst working for you. We're often more dedicated.

    Most pet and house sitters charge for their services (including a travelling fee): especially if there are a lot of extra duties or the home is some distance away. This is negotiated between the sitter and pet/homeowner and needs to be discussed in detail at the initial meeting.

    For added security, I’ll be in your home for at least 21 hrs a day – with lights going on and off, curtains opening and closing at irregular intervals and no tell-tale post, parcels, milk or newspapers left on the doorstep.

    Trust is a HUGE part of pet and house sitting. I have a current CRB/DBS certificate (Police check). Rest assured your pet/s and home will be well looked after, house rules kept as you would do and your pets extremely well cared for throughout the assignment. All instructions agreed between us will be carried out to the letter for the entire time you’re away – be it a day, a weekend, a fortnight, a month or more – your pets, home, possessions and garden will be looked after to the best of my ability. For further reassurance please see my Endorsements

  • Consider your requirements:

    1..  How long you need cover and what you'd like done during the sit - are they willing or able to cover the entire time you're gone?
    2. Will they be tempted to go out gallivanting of an evening?
    3. Can you trust your them to care for your loved ones and most valuable assets?
    4. Would they walk your dog EVERY day come rain or shine?
    5. Would they wash the dog and dry him if he'd been rolling around in the mud (or worse)?
    6. Would they keep your home clean and tidy?
    7. Would they do as good a job as a professional? Freebies aren't always best especially when it's to the possible detriment of your most treasured possessions.
    8. Would they stay in your house for the entire time you're away? Keeping potential burglars away all day every day?
    9. Would they feel resentful or 'put upon' if it's more often than a one-off?
    10. Are they willing to agree to most/all reasonable requests?

  • As the pet/homeowner, you should carefully consider your personal requirements and expectations. It is your responsibility to explain and covey your criteria clearly; you must provide all necessary information about your pet/s and home and agree the terms in a written contract.

    Every situation is unique; however, I include the more common standards in my agreement at the initial meeting for your review. You can add and remove points to fit your requirements.

    Other tasks which may arise after the initial meeting and not shown in the agreement may be accommodated, there's no harm in asking!

  • I have an Example Agreement which you're welcome to use as a template.  I'll go through it with you at our initial meeting and will be available to make changes should they be required. The agreement must include specific dates and detailed instructions for the tasks you require me to perform along with the duration of the assignment..

  • My Local Pet Sit Service was launched to provide a sought-after service for the Devon area where pet owners can locate a reliable, trustworthy pet sitter and the sitter can achieve their financial and pet caring objectives.

    There are many reasons why you might need a local pet sitter. Most often, you will need somebody to care for your pet/s while you are away, be it a business trip or for pleasure; you might be in hospital, on an extended family holiday.

    How does it work?

    1. The first step is done, you've found a pet sitter in your area who suits your needs.
    2. Contact me to see if I'm available for the required dates and arrange a meeting with you and your pet/s to get to know each other. This can be held in my home, your home or on neutral ground - the choice is yours.
    3. Make a detailed agreement regarding what you expect of me including whether you'll bring and collect your pet to/from my home and provide their food for the duration. I am more than willing to collect/return/provide food for your pet/s for the price of the food and the obligatory mileage allowance.

    Rest assured your pets will be treated as part of my family and will be well looked after throughout the assignment. Your house rules regarding where they may or may not go, when they're fed, exercised etc. and when medication is usually administered will be adhered to whilst they're in my home.

  • Peace of mind - plain and simple!

    1. You'll be using a pet sitter who agrees to and understands your specific requirements. Your pet/s will be cared for in my home which, although they'd rather have you around and no upheaval or change, is so much less distressing or stressful for them than kennels or catteries. Your pet's routines, boundaries and limitations are continued throughout the assignment.
    2. In the unlikely event of your pet becoming ill, I will take immediate action and get them to my local vet as quickly as possible. You will be notified of any problems in a timely manner so the best course of action can be taken.
    3.  You'll have no financial shocks as you'll know the assignment fee up front - other than recompense for items bought for your pet/s or vet's fees etc. should they arise which will have had your prior consent .
    4. You'll obviate imposing on your family and friends as there will be no reason to request repeated sporadic visits to care for your pet/s..
    5. Complete peace of mind that while you're away your pet/s are being cared for just as you would do . No disappointment when you return - you'll come back to happy, healthy pets.

  • As the pet owner, you should carefully consider your personal requirements and expectations. It is your responsibility to explain and covey your criteria clearly; you must provide all necessary information about your pet/s and agree the terms in a written contract.

    Every situation is unique; however, I include the more common standards in my agreement at the initial meeting for your review. You can add and remove points to fit your requirements.

    Other tasks which arise after the initial meeting and not shown in the agreement may be accommodated, there's no harm in asking!

  • I have an Example Agreement which you're welcome to use as a template.  I'll go through it with you at our initial meeting and I will be available to make changes should they be required. The agreement must include specific dates and detailed instructions for the tasks you require me to perform along with the duration of the assignment..

  • If you cannot be at home for that important delivery or for a vital trademan’s visit arrange for me to drop by...

    I will come to your home, wait for the delivery or tradesman to arrive, supervise the delivery or visit entirely to your instructions and either secure the property and leave, or wait until your return to hand over your keys.  If you're going to be delayed for any reason, please let me know, I'll be happy to stay till your return. A minimum booking period of 1 hour plus mileage applies.

  • I have an Example Agreement which you're welcome to use as a template.  I'll go through it with you at our initial meeting and I will be available to make changes should they be required. The agreement must include specific dates and detailed instructions for the tasks you require me to perform along with the duration of the assignment.

  • I have a simple rates system which is laid out on my Rates page
  • For a quick head's up, please check the calendar at the top of the Booking Form. For other enquiries before making your booking, please use my Contact Me page.

    Regardless of which service you'd like to book, it's best to let me know your required dates as soon as possible. I'd hate for you to be disappointed should you find that I'm unavailable!

    Making a booking with Pet and House Sit Service signifies that you, as the home owner, have decided your criteria and have supplied this information to me via the web site Booking page.  

  • Unfortunately, I have found that I must do. The sooner you cancel your booking, thereby allowing the possibility of another booking taking its place, the less you'll pay.

    Cancellations MUST be sent in writing. Use the Contact Me page.

    If you cancel:
    4 weeks or more before the start of the assignment you pay no cancellation fee.
    Between 3 and 4 weeks you'll be liable for only 25% of the total fee.
    Between 2 and 3 weeks you'll be liable for only 33% of the total fee.
    Between 1 and 2 weeks you'll be liable for the entire total fee.

  • YES, of course!

    I use your information for core business purposes only and never pass this information on to any third party. You have the right under the Data Protection Act to have a copy of any information held on you.

    I protect my computer system from unauthorised access using up to date firewall, anti-virus and malware etc technology and for added security, as soon as I have the information needed for your assignment I remove the information to a separate backup hard drive NOT linked to the internet and, using an intensive deletion programme, erase all your personal data from my networked computer.

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