pet sitting

All visits are custom tailored to meet each client’s needs.

Pet sitting visits are offered in your home allowing your dogs and cats to remain in the environment they know and love while you are away.  Our time and attention will be focused on caring for your pet and your home.

We are 100% committed to providing all our clients pets with the highest quality of care.  We will give your pets the same love and attention that we give to our own pets.

For cat sitting visits, we require a minimum of one daily visit when you are away.  Aside from feeding your cats and cleaning the litter box daily, if your cats are friendly, we will spend the majority of our time together petting your cats.  If they like to play with toys, then we will also have plenty of playtime.

For dog sitting visits, we require a minimum of three daily visits on the days you are away a full 24 hours or you can book an overnight with a midday visit.  We can take your dogs for a walk at each visit to help provide mental and physical stimulation.  If your dogs like to play with toys or like a good pet sitting session, we will also set aside time for playing and/or petting.

We offer visits in 30, 45, and 60 minute increments.  We also offer a extended visits of 2 hours or more. Overnights are offered from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. or from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

To provide extra peace of mind, we can email you a daily update or call you directly from your home phone to share details on your pets.  Also, we always leave a hand written note at the last visit for your return.

Pet sitting services include:

  • Giving lots of love and attention
  • Providing meals and fresh water
  • Giving medications if requested
  • Playtime
  • Going on a walk if requested
  • Cleaning litter boxes
  • Bringing in mail, packages, and newspapers
  • Taking out trash
  • Turning lights on and off if requested
  • Adjusting window treatments if requested
  • Watering plants if requested
  • Anything else that may be needed to help keep your home running properly for you and your pets

Check out some of our most frequently asked questions about our pet sitting visits visits.

Will I get to meet my sitter before the pet sitting visits start?

Yes. We always set up a one-time complimentary consultation to introduce you to your pet sitter and to review your detailed client profile before the visits start.

Will I get the same sitter each time I am away?

We prefer to keep the continuity of the same sitter with the same pets and we will do everything possible to make that happen for additional pet sitting requests. If your initial sitter is not available, with your permission, we will match you with an alternate sitter. Should an alternate sitter be providing you with pet sitting services, we would be happy to set up a paid 30 minute practice visit for you to meet the alternate and to review your client profile with them.

What are the different lengths of pet sitting visits you offer?

We offer pet sitting visits in 30, 45, and 60 minute visits.  We also offer extended pet sitting visits of 2 hours or more.

When caring for clients with dogs when their family is away, we require a minimum of 3 pet sitting visits a day for their safety and comfort. When caring for clients cats when their family is away, we require a minimum of once daily visits.

What is your cancellation policy for overnight stays and vacation dog and cat pet sitting services?

For our Pet Sitting reservations, cancellations made with more than 7 days notice from the start date for all the dates will be issued a credit to be applied to future pet sitting visits. Cancellations made with 7 days notice from the start date for any of the dates will receive 50% credit for all the dates to be applied to future pet sitting visits. Cancelations made with 3 days notice or less from the start date for any of the dates will not receive any credit for any of the dates canceled. We do not issue refunds.

Can you administer medication to my pets while I am away?

Yes. As long as you let us know of your pets individual needs when you first contact us, we will match you with a sitter who is able to administer medication. Some medication administration including IV’s and fluids will be offered at an additional cost if we have a sitter available.

When do I give a key to my pet sitter?

We require two sets of working keys from every client. Keys are to be given to us at the time of the consultation. One set of keys is for the pet sitter for the visits and the other set is to be held in the office for emergencies, lockouts, or in case your keys should stop working or break in the lock. If you do not have two sets of keys ready at the consultation, you may either mail them or we can set a time to come back during office hours to pick them up for a $20 fee. We do not have a location for any in-person pick-ups or drop-offs.

Pet Sitting” We have been using the services of Rufus and Delilah for close to three years – we use them frequently. Their offering is invaluable, consistently providing professional and compassionate cat–sitting services. Our fourteen year old cat is the happiest, most content he has ever been. They give us peace of mind when we are not home. We couldn’t do what we do without them. Rufus and Delilah is an exceptional resource!

-The Horan Family

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