TLC House & Pet Sitting Services Polices:
Whenever life takes you away from your pets, TLC House & Sitting service will come to your home and care for your pets. TLC provides service in the East Valley since 2001 and our sitters are license, bonded and insured. We come to your home and care for your pets. We tailor our services to follow your pet care routine to the detail. This includes fresh food and water, exercising, and administering any medication your pet requires. Most importantly, we will give your pet lots of tender loving care. Dogs generally require 1-3 visits per day or overnights. Cats usually require 1-2 visits per day. Each visit is approximately 30-40 minutes and overnights are 10-12 hours. While we are visiting, we can also provide home care services, such as picking up the newspaper, collecting mail, alternating lights, and watering plants for no additional charge.
For an accurate quote please call our office to discuss your pet’s needs and we can discuss what type of service that is best for you and your pets.
TYPES OF PETS
We care for most such as dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets, birds, fish and small reptiles. If you have a pet not mentioned here or a questionable type of pet, we may or may not be able to care for it. Contact us to inquire about your pet.
Initial Meet and Greet: (Required prior to start any service)
30 – 60 minutes
During this first meeting at your home, we give you the opportunity to meet your pet sitter, ask questions and observe how we interact with your pets. Then we can complete the necessary paperwork, answer questions, transfer keys, and tour your home while discussing detailed instructions on how to care for your pets. We will collect payment (new clients only) for service at this time (cash, check or you can pay by credit card via phone or PayPal). At the Meet and Greet your sitter will review our Terms & Conditions and Vet release required before we can provide any service. This is for your safety and protection.
Please call our office to get started with your paper work for the Meet and Greet. Once you have register with TLC a sitter will call you to set up your meet and Greet. Please give our office at least 5 business (non holiday) 10 business day (holiday visits) notice before you’d like service to start services. Last minute reservations are subject to a late booking fee. This gives our sitters enough time to meet with you and your pets before we provide service for you.
TLC office manages all client’s accounts, scheduling, cancellations and payment.TLC sitters care for your pets in your home and will keep in touch with you while you are away via phone, text, notes at home,email or your account online.
To schedule service, call TLC at 480-588-1DOG (1364) or fill out the Current Client Request form on our website.
To ensure sitter availability, please give us a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice for scheduling non-holiday service and a minimum of 4 weeks’ notice for scheduling holiday service. We schedule services 3-6 months in advance.
We understand last minute changes occur, so feel free to call if an unexpected need arises, and we will make every attempt to accommodate your needs.
Be sure that your voicemail or email requests have been confirmed by TLC! We will send you and email invoice with the due date in the subject line. This ensures that we won’t miss your message and your pets will receive their required care. You can also always visit your online account to see your scheduled visits by selecting the specific date range you will be gone.
All rates may be subject to change, ask TLC for a quote of current rates. In the event that you need to cancel your scheduled services, please refer to the guidelines below.
Cancellations for any TLC service may be made in advance of your scheduled service. For complete details, please see your service agreement.
There will be NO refunds once service begins.
Any refunds or deposits will be credited to clients in the same form of payment as was received by TLC or can be credited towards future visits.
Refunds shall be applied for cancellations received in writing and confirmed by the TLC OFFICE – NOT your TLC sitter.
Non-Holiday Daily Vacation Visit Cancellations
Non-Holiday Daily Vacation Visits may be cancelled for refunds of the booking and service fees as follows:
- Notify us of your cancellation at least ONE week (7 days or 5 business days) before the first scheduled visit for a FULL refund or credit for future service.
- If you cancel less than 2 Business days before the first scheduled visit, you will NOT receive a refund, and if payment has not yet been made, TLC will bill you.
Holiday and Overnight Visit Cancellations
Please note that Holidays and vacation times are peak service times for pet care, and we need time to accommodate schedules! Holiday and/or Overnight visits may be cancelled for refunds of the booking and service fees as follows:
- Notify us of your cancellation at least TWO weeks (14 days or 10 business days) before the first scheduled visit for a FULL refund or credit for future service.
- If you cancel less than 5 business days before the first scheduled visit, you will NOT receive a refund, and if payment has not yet been made, TLC will bill you.
For complete details, please see your service agreement.
Dog Walking Cancellation
If you need to cancel regular pre-paid Dog Walking, please give TLC as much notice as possible so that we can accommodate schedules. Notify us at least 14 days/10 business days before scheduled walks for a full refund if cancelling monthly services. Same Day cancellations will receive a 50% credit toward future services. If you have a 3-month plan and received a discount, notify us at least 14 days before cancellation of regular monthly services. If you give less than 3 days’ notice, TLC will retain 50% of fees for the scheduled walks in the current month only; the fees for any remaining months will be credited to your account. If you received a monthly discount and notify us at least 7 days before cancellation, TLC will retain the fees for one week of walks scheduled in the current month; and the fees for any remaining months will be refunded.
For complete details, please see your service agreement.
TLC will make a reconfirm call and/or email no less than 5-10 business days prior to each departure in order to verify that all information (departure/return dates and times, pet information, contact numbers, etc.) is up to date.
TLC recommends using a lockbox. Or TLC will obtain two copies of your house key (1 for the sitter and 1 to remain in the office in case of emergency) during the initial visit, when service is scheduled and agreements are signed. It is recommended your key remain on file with TLC for convenience in future use of our service and to schedule services via phone or online, thus avoiding future key pick up charges ($15). Clients that do not have their keys prepared for the initial consultation will also incur a $15 key pick up charge to cover the additional trip.
We require at least TWO copies of tested keys for services at the time of the initial Meet and Greet. Two copies are necessary to avoid interruption of service in the event of an emergency. Therefore, we are always prepared for any emergency for you and your pets. In addition, All keys are coded for the safety of your home and pets. We use specific key codes which DO NOT include ANY personal information and your keys are locked away during non-service times. If you wish to NOT have TWO keys at time of consultation, you will be charged a key pick up fee, unless other arrangements are made.
PET & HOME INFORMATION
We go over your daily routine (food location and amount, behavioral or medical concerns.) This allows your sitter to become familiar with your home and where everything is located (food, cleaning products, lights, mailbox, and pet hiding spots. If you have a security system and would like your pet sitter to use the “babysitter” code, please pre- arrange this information with your alarm company in advance
We gather (cell, hotel, friends, family, or neighbors) information in event we are unable to reach you.
TLC requires payment in full prior to pet sitting. If making a reservation for the holidays, we require a 50% deposit, if it is less than two weeks before the holiday. We accept cash, check, or major credit cards.
Additional fees: Surcharges: Holiday (listed below), late booking (3 business days or 2 weeks for holidays), Key pick up/returns in person, emergency, additional Meet and Greets after initial one.
Holidays: Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day.
VET INFORMATION & VACCINATIONS
At Meet and Greet you will be required to show proof of current rabies vaccinations for dogs. TLC will go over with you our vet release form. Be prepared to provide contact information for your pets’ veterinarian and pet guardian.
TLC sitters can administer pills and injections to your pets for no additional charge.
RETURN HOME POLICY
TLC Clients MUST notify TLC when they return home on TLC’s (24) hour voicemail service at 480-588-1364 Ext. 43. If TLC does not hear from TLC Client when TLC Client arrives home, according to the TLC Client’s arrival day and time on the TLC confirmation, TLC will automatically extend TLC Client’s contract for services as if TLC Client had scheduled the visits in advance to ensure the safety and welfare of TLC Client’s pet(s) and TLC Client will be responsible for all related charges.
TLC Sitters Provide:
♥ Daily/ Vacation Pet Sitting
♥ Daily Dog Walking
♥ Overnight Pet Care
♥ Mid-day visits
♥ Cat Sitting
♥ House Sitting (no pets)
Why Hire a TLC Pet Sitter?
♥ 20+ Years of Experience
♥ Reservations Online
♥ Pet CPR Certified
♥ Prepared for Emergencies
♥ Bonded & Insured
♥ Veterinarian Recommended
♥ Services Tailored for each client
♥ Pet Sitters can text client while away
♥ FREE Consultation
♥ "A" Ratings at Angie's List
♥ Automatic notifications when sitter arrives and leaves your home