Since being in the pet industry, specifically dog walking and pet sitting, I’ve come across a number of individuals who offer illegitimate services to their clients. Many, if not all, of these dog walkers and pet sitters are not licensed let alone insured, don’t provide pet sitting or dog walking contracts and are typically highly inexperienced (the majority of these individuals doing this type of work as supplemental income or as a hobby).
This amazes and startles me all at the same time. It amazes me because it essentially means that any person can simply decide one day that they want to walk dogs for a living, print out some business cards, put together a mediocre website and open up shop. It startles me because unsuspecting and trusting pet parents find these individuals and put the care of their pets in these people’s hands… do you see how that can be alarming?
Here you have this random person that just opened up shop a week ago, has no license, no business plan, and no experience handling animals and then you welcome them into your home only to find out after a few weeks that they’ve stolen your property and/or mistreated your pet!
It is so important to do your research before hiring a pet sitter. It’s not enough to just have someone refer a pet sitter to you simply because he/she said they were great.
Do. your. research.
With that being said here is a list of pet sitting companies who have been in the business for years in the Coral Springs area:
1. Loving Touch Pet Sitting: Offers a variety of services including pet sitting, dog walking as well as services for exotics (birds).
2. Living The Pet Life: A local pet sitting company that’s been around for years providing clients with dog walking, dog running and also cage free boarding.
3. Eric’s Pet Services: Having been around for years, Eric’s Pet Services is another local pet sitting company in the coral springs area offering pet sitting and dog walking.
So here are 3 companies to consider if you’re searching for a pet sitter in the Coral Springs area. Do remember to do your research and ask questions (lots of questions!) before you settle on an individual and trust your gut if you feel this person may be a little off. Here’s hoping your pet sitting experience is a great one!
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