Going on a trip and cannot take your pet? Working long hours and want someone to feed, exercise, play with and give hugs to your beloved dog or cat? We can help by visiting your pet while you are away.
Our company, Pet Indulgence, has been pampering pets since April, 2003. We or one of our well-trained, experienced pet sitters, will visit your home to care for your precious animal companions. Our pet sitters offer overnight stays as well, are experienced in administering medications, and in caring for your pets as if they were their own! Our visits, for no extra charge, include plant watering, mail and newspaper/flier pickups, security checks, and (the best part) tons of petting, play and TLC. We can also chauffeur your pet to any kind of appointment, for example to a veterinarian's office or groomer.
We have experience with not only a large number of client pets over the years, but with an immense variety of temperaments within each class of pets. Maine Coon cats, for example, have common behavior traits as do Golden Retrievers and Labradors. Knowing these traits help us better respond to and provide for the needs of pets within a breed while still looking for individual unique personality traits.
We always require a getting-acquainted visit (free) so your pet can get a bit familiar with us and you can have a chance for a one-on-one with us. When you go on your trip or leave for work, and we make our first visit, your kitty or dog will usually be a bit unsure, naturally. In recognition of that, we take our time to let your pet get used to us, to find that we are to be trusted, especially since there can be treats involved, and walks, and dinner and petting. Some pets do not want, or need, physical attention, which we read in their body language and behavior, so we provide the care that they want and need. For example, Smokey, a beautiful black and white cat, and I have a very nice gentlemanly kind of relationship. He gets his Greenies and wet food, a brief pet, then off he goes on his own to stare out the window at birds and to use the litter box. His "brother" Hobbes is the opposite, needs tons of petting and reassurance and mega-play time with one of his favorite toys.
Our staff members, Alex, Ann, Amy, Becky, Cara, Christine, Duras, Erika, Gail, Karen, Kate, Stephanie and Sarah, are mature, experienced and loving, most having rescue pets of their own, and all together have logged and are logging many hours of volunteer work with animals. Look at "Our Staff" page for more about each of them.
Pet Indulgence is licensed, bonded and insured. We are proud members of Pet Sitters International (www.petsit.com) and are a PSI Certified Professional Pet Sitter company.
All Pet Indulgence staff are or are in the process of becoming fully certified in Pet First Aid.
All employees of Pet Indulgence have passed a background check and are continually trained for excellent performance through classes, monthly business meetings and hands-on training.
"I was extremely impressed with your professional approach while at the same time very warm and personable. You provided wonderful care of my kitty and garden and I really felt that you were honest and trustworthy despite the fact that this was my first time using your service. I will definitely rely on you in the future and have recommended you highly to friends. I was especially impressed and comforted by Karen's frequent, daily texts." Bonnie B., Petaluma