Dog Walks and More

Dog Walks and More has been providing dog walking, cozy in-home boarding, day care and pet sitting services for over 12 years. All of our pet care providers are experienced and caring individuals willing to follow every last detail of your pet’s care to ensure a happy & healthy pet.

We are insured and bonded for your peace of mind and protection. We offer an initial FREE in-home consultation to meet each other and assess your needs. Once that is done, services are simply a phone call away. Call today and find out why we are the Bay Area’s choice in pet care.

Fetch! Pet Care

Whenever you’re looking for quality, professional and reliable pet care – we’re available. Whether it’s dog walking in Bala Cynwyd or Bryn Mawr, pet sitting in Conshohocken or Plymouth Meeting, private boarding in Gladwyne or Ardmore, or doggie day care in Lafayette Hill or Manayunk – we’re the ones who can give you the peace of mind you need when it comes to your four-legged kids.

Fetch! Pet Care was founded with a simple mission: Offer friendly, neighborhood pet care, provided by loving and caring individuals skilled in delivering reliable and professional service.

We hire only mature and experienced pet lovers. Our team of dog walkers and pet sitters are insured, bonded and go through a background check process – so you’ll know your property and furry friends will be safe while under our care.

We believe in providing the highest level of service possible to our clients at all times. This is more than a promise – it’s a guarantee! If, for any reason, a client is dissatisfied with any aspect of their service, we will make it right. This policy demonstrates to clients how serious we are about our commitment to quality and setting industry standards, and separates us from a sea of competitors who provide mediocre service.

We’re a complete pet care system – so no need to use one person as a dog walker and someone else for boarding or day care and someone else for some other pet service. We make it easy, reliable and secure!

We do not have targets at Fetch! Pet Care. Our code of values, as follows, forms the basis of our success:

· It is a prerequisite that anyone involved with Fetch! Pet Care is a genuine pet lover.

· Honesty and integrity are vital ingredients of everything that we say and do.

· We provide the highest possible standards of excellence regarding the care of our clients, their pets and homes.

· We believe that the confidentiality and value of every client must be recognized and respected at all times.

· Teamwork is likely to achieve greater results than individuals working on their own.

· We do not rely on luck. We believe that the successful outcome of everything we do is directly related to the quality and amount of effort we put forward.

Fetch Pet Care of Pittsburgh

We offer private daily dog walking, pet sitting visits for any type of pet, overnight pet sitting in your home, private boarding in our homes. All sitters are bonded, insured and referenced for your peace of mind. We are Pittsburgh’s leading pet care provider. We provide quality and professional service. We guarantee it!

Fur-Get Me Not

We’re a family owned business established in 2000. Our mission is to provide quality pet care service by caring for our client’s pets as if they were our own. We’re an all employee-based company and take pride in hiring and training pet loving, responsible care givers. We offer a variety of pet care services including dog daycare and boarding, dog walking, pet sitting, DIY dog wash, and dog training.
Top reasons to give our dog walking or pet sitting service a try:

* All of our dog walkers and pet sitters are employees. Each employee goes through a multi-step screening process and criminal background check. We’ve refined our hiring process over the 10 years we’ve been in business to ensure only pet loving, responsible people join our team.

* Employee training does not stop once they’ve been hired. Hiring employees versus using contractors to care for your pets, not only allows us to initially train everyone how to care for a pet properly but also allows us to continue our team’s training throughout their employment. Our management team works hard to resolve issues and ensure each employee has the support and knowledge needed to deliver higher quality care.

* Our proprietary systems and procedures ensure consistent care. When you hire Fur-Get Me Not, you are hiring a dedicated pet care team. Our management, office, and dog walking / pet sitting teams work together to ensure that if your primary walker or care taker is unavailable due to illness, vacation, or any other reason, a qualified employee will be able to step in for that reservation. Our teams have proprietary tools to securely record and share your pet care instructions and additional notes detailing your pet care team’s experiences.

* We provide one on one pet care. We ensure your pet(s) receive individual attention while in our care.

* We know pets. Our owner is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) and attention to pet behavior is incorporated into everything we do. Our Dog Training team works with our Dog Walking / Pet Sitting team to provide helpful advice when needed.

* We focus on building long-term customer and pet relationships. Our dog walkers and pet sitters will communicate with you through daily journals on your pet’s activities during their visit. Our management and office team will work with you to ensure your pet is receiving their care the way you want and are pet care resources for you. We strive to exceed your expectations and if we don’t, we will do our best to work with you to make it right.

* We are family owned and operated and support the local community. Fur-Get Me Not started as a one-woman business and has grown by focusing on the individual needs of both the pets in our care and their owners. Fur-Get Me Not works with a variety of pet related non-profit organizations and we participate in several charity events each year. We strive to help educate pet owners and give back to the local pet community.

You can learn more about our dog daycare, dog boarding, dog wash, and dog training services on our web site.

Critter Nanny Pet Sitting

With over ten years of experience in animal care, we can look after your pets both in your home and ours while you are away. We offer a vast array of pet care services including pet sitting and dog walking, puppy potty breaks, vacation visits, doggie day care, and overnight stays. Our background in the veterinary field allows us administer medications such as pills, insulin, sub-q fluids and other injections with confidence, so you can rest assured your pets are receiving the best care. We also have experience with all kinds of critters, from dogs and cats, to fish, reptiles, and the small & furry!

Dog Sitting vs. Dog Boarding

Dog kennelsMany people find themselves needing care arrangements for their pets. This could be because of a vacation, an emergency trip, or house guests. Using a dog boarding service or hiring a pet sitter are two commonly used options for pet owners. Each choice comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages.

The main difference between dog boarding and pet sitting is that the pet sitter comes to the home to give care and attention. With dog boarding, the pet is brought to the kennel and will stay on the property until the owner comes to pick it up. Many people choose pet sitting because they feel that the dog is happier if it can stay in its own environment.

Socialization is a big advantage in using a dog boarding service. There are typically several other pets at a boarding kennel. The dog will have the chance to play and interact with other dogs during your absence. This may help with keeping your dog distracted and happy when you are away. However, being around other dogs is stressful for some pets. This may not be the best choice for a dog that is used to being alone or does not get along with others.

Hiring a pet sitter will give the dog personal attention that he or she may not receive at a boarding service. A pet sitter is typically more flexible in their schedule and can come over at different times. They usually stay for a while and interact with the dog. This type of personal interaction is inconsistent across different boarding services. While some may give individual attention to each dog, it is typically not possible.

Dog boarding is often less expensive than hiring a pet sitter. In addition, most boarding services are licensed businesses. This ensures that the dog will be fed, exercises, and taken care of on a consistent basis. With a pet sitter, one person is responsible for coming to your to provide care. This may come with a certain level of insecurity for some.

When deciding if pet sitting or dog boarding is right for you and your pet, there are many things to consider. Price may be a deciding factor, especially on long trips where the daily expenses can add up. The dog’s personality and temperament is also important to consider. Dogs that do not do well with others or become nervous when taken out of the home will not do well at a boarding kennel.

Other things to consider include the amount of exercise and one-on-one time the dog requires. If the dog has pent-up energy after being left in a crate for a few hours, pet sitting is probably the best option. Dogs that have special needs, such as medical or psychological conditions, will require the intense attention that a pet sitter can provide. It is also a matter of personal preference. Some owners are not comfortable letting their dog have free range of the house. Some dogs may become destructive when they begin to wonder where you went. Some owners are not satisfied with having their dog stay in a boarding kennel for hours at a time.

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