Safety of Client Keys with Us
When you give someone the keys to your house, it’s an exercise in trust. As pet sitters, we take our duties to look after your pets and your home very seriously. Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes at how we handle our clients’ keys,
Management of Client Keys in Our Office
Once you provide us with your keys, we code, label, and enter them into our specialized tracking software. This allows us to keep any information that can be used to identify you from falling into the wrong hands. Likewise, we keep all of our keys in a secure, locked location when not in use.
As an extra precaution, we also ask that you provide us with two sets of keys. Always having a spare set of keys at the office means that we can quickly dispatch a second sitter if your regular pet sitter is unable to make it.
Management of Client Keys Outside of Our Office
Sometimes, unexpected events arise when traveling. It’s not uncommon to be significantly delayed or to have to extend your trip a few days. For that reason, we will never lock the keys in your house behind us. That way, you won’t have to worry about giving your sitter access if your plans change at the last minute.
Lockboxes are another secure method of giving your sitter access to the keys. As long as you provide us with the code, we can access the keys as needed. However, we don’t recommend that you hide your keys in an unsecured location such as under a doormat or rock in the garden.
For More Information
If you have questions about the safety of Client keys or general questions about pet sitting, you can contact Kara Jenkins, Owner of TLC Pet Sitter. We are also available by email at email@example.com.
Prepare For Your Pet Sitter
Your pets deserve “An Alternative to Boarding”. Allow them all of the comforts of home while you travel with peace-of-mind, knowing they are well cared for by your trusted, qualified pet sitter.
Consider These Tips When Preparing to Meet with Your TLC Pet Sitter
Plan to provide specific instructions for your pet and home care as well as the locations of all of your pet and home care supplies. At your initial consultation, your sitter will gather this information, in order to tailor their services to your requests.
A typical visit consists of:
- Fresh food and water, a potty break, playtime, and lots of TLC for your pets.
- Dog walking in your neighborhood may be provided after learning your dog’s commands, and leash etiquette during your consultation.
- Proper disposal of pet waste and litter are also included during visits.
- If your pet requires overnight care and attention, your sitter may offer that service as well.
- Your sitter may also pick up your mail, alternate lights, water household plants, and take out the trash.
- Our dedicated sitters will leave detailed notes documenting their pet and home care. They can even check in with those nervous pet parents while they are away!
To Ensure the Best Possible Care of Your Pets by TLC House & Pet Sitting Service, Follow These Pointers
- Be sure to leave enough food, treats, kitty litter, etc. for the time you will be away.
- Let the sitter know where to locate pet carriers, leashes, and other pet accessories.
- Provide the name, phone number, and address of your vet.
- If your pet is on medication, let the sitter know, and feel free to leave detailed written instructions on how/when meds are to be administered.
- Leave toys and other familiar objects for your pet to play with while you’re away.
- Leave your home at a comfortable temperature for your pets.
- Provide accurate contact information and specify how you prefer to be contacted in case of an emergency (email, text, phone call, etc.)
Give your beloved furry family members all of the comforts of home by calling TLC House & Pet Sitting Service, “An Alternative to Boarding.” Call TLC Pet Sitters today to set up a FREE consultation at 480-588-1DOG (1364) or complete the Request a Consultation form .
Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers in Scottsdale Arizona who are nationally and locally award winning. Providing cat sitting and puppy sitting too.
The best pet sitting, house sitting and dog walking service in Arizona, Why Hire a TLC Pet Sitter?
♥ 20 Years of Experience
♥ Emergency Planning
♥ Bonded & Insured
♥ Veterinarian Recommended
♥ Tailored Services
♥ 24 Hour Voice Mail
♥ Make Reservations Online
♥ “Presents 4 Pets” Program
♥ “A” Ratings at Angie’s List
♥ Accredited with the Better Business Bureau
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What does pet sitting services include?
TLC House & Petting Sitting services in Scottsdale and Gilbert AZ includes personalized care for your pet(s) in your home while you are away.
A local professional pet sitter will meet with you at your home in Gilbert or Scottsdale before your services begin to get acquainted with you and your pet(s) and to help you determine your specific needs for our pet sitting services. Based on your specifications, your sitter will then visit and care for your home and pet(s) up to three times per day and/or stay overnight in your home while you are away.
At your initial consultation, your sitter will tailor your services upon your requests. A typical visit consists of:
• Fresh food and water, a potty break, playtime, and a lots of TLC for your pets
• For your home we may pick up your mail, rotate lights, water household plants, and take out the trash.
Call TLC Pet Sitters to set up a FREE consultation at 480-588-1DOG (1364) or complete the Request a Consultation form
Review About Pet Sitting
This is a quote from one of our new clients about using our pet sitting service for the first time.
Here is her testimonial:
“Our consultation with the sitter was SUCH a pleasant & comforting surprise, because I had never used a pet-sitting service before, & every friend & family member who knew my pets were ALSO going away to the same place I was going! I admit that I was nervous UNTIL our consultation when my pets gravitated to Amanda!!
Peg M, June 2013
In-Home Pet Care, Dog Walking
Pet Care Certification Credential
The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS), the nation’s leading nonprofit professional pet sitting organization, is pleased to announce Kara Jenkins of TLC House & Pet Sitting Service in Chandler, AZ, has earned the NAPPS Certification credential.
The NAPPS Certification Program provides pet sitters with a broad-ranged and in-depth program in pet sitting. The state-of-the-art curriculum, which requires the time commitment of a semester college course, includes topics in pet care, health, nutrition and behavior, as well as, business development and management, and a complete pet first aid course.
TLC is a professional pet sitting service that cares for all types of pets in your home while you are away. We offer Daily, Mid-day walks, and overnight visits and promise to “treat” your pets as if you never left. We provide service in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert and west Mesa. TLC is recommended by veterinarians and groomers and we are Licensed, bonded and insured. TLC has over 20 years of experience and our mission is to provide qualified, experienced, trusted and personalized care to our clients offering them peace-of-mind while they are away from home. We are the best “Alternative to Boarding.”
“I’m very proud to be among the select group of professional pet sitters who have earned the NAPPS Certification credential,” said Kara Jenkins, owner.
“NAPPS Certification acknowledges that the pet sitter is a serious professional who has obtained a very high level of expertise through personal study,” said Cathe Delaney, CAE, executive director of NAPPS. “We congratulate Kara Jenkins for achieving this distinction.”
The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) is a national nonprofit trade association dedicated to promoting the concept of in-home pet care, supporting the professionals engaged in at-home pet care, promoting the welfare of animals and improving and expanding the industry of pet sitting. NAPPS provides valuable credibility, networking and education to help foster the success of their members. For more information about the NAPPS Online Certification Program, please visit www.petsitters.org.
For more information on TLC House & Pet Sitting Service, please contact: Kara Jenkins at 480-588-1364, Info@tlpcetsitter.com, www.tlcpetsitter.com.
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Pet Sitting and Dog Walking
Please take a look at the following pets that need either foster homes or forever homes.
Daisy- 11 yr. old, AKC registered West Highland Terrier (smallest photo)
Daisy is in foster care, and is looking for her forever home.
Daisy is a West Highland Terrier who recently lost her lifetime companion to a very stressful and long illness. Daisy is a morning girl and likes to sleep and snuggle in the evenings. She likes lots of attention, toys, and is very curious. She is good with other dogs but she is curious of cats, so nervous kitties won’t work. Daisy is housetrained, but occasionally needs encouragement to go out. Daisy has had experience with skin allergies that is managed with natural remedies and a healthy diet. Daisy is a happy, sweet, loving little girl who still has lots of life in her and would love to spend it with someone special.
Nina- 4/5 yr. old white husky mix
Nina needs a foster or forever home. She is currently living at a vet clinic.
Nina is a beautiful, sweet girl who was left with a neighbor when her family was evicted. She does not seem to like cats and a small alpha dog tried to attack her so she was hiding in a closet. She would do best in a home with dogs her own size. She is also good around children. Nina enjoys walks and also swimming.
Tiger (male) and Mno (female)- 4 yr. old brother and sister, shepherd mixes
These two siblings are already in foster care, they are looking for their forever homes.
Look at these pics. Almost hard to believe they are litter mates.
Tiger and Mno are sweet and gentle members of our family. They love the grandkids who range in age from 2years to 11years. They are well behaved and docile. Use dog door and sleep in there own beds.
Tiger and her sister Mno have been together since birth, but the foster thinks they would be ok to be adopted out separately.
Carlos- Boxer/Staffordshire Bull mix, 2 yrs. old
Carlos is already in foster care, and is looking for her forever home.
Carlos is our first Pit mix to go through our new eval process. He passed with flying colors :-)
Carlos was found in South Phoenix by his current foster in the streets near a busy intersection. He was very dirty, obviously scared and was not wearing a collar. He was taken to the Sedona Humane Society, where he stayed for 6 weeks. His foster couldn’t stand the thought of him staying at the shelter any longer, so she went back to retreive him, and he has been living with her happily ever since.
Unfortunately, she is unable to give Carlos the attention and level of play that he needs. He needs a home where he can get lots of exercise. He is currently living with a Greyhound and a cat, but they don’t give him the level of play that he needs, wants and deserves.
Carlos is a loving, lovable, sweet, smart mama’s boy who just needs more to do or more people/pets to be around to play with. If Carlos gets bored, he will find “things” to keep him busy.
Carlos went through an evaluation prior to being accepted into Lost Our Home, and the trainer said that “Carlos is an ambassador of the breed”. What an honor :-)
Lucky- Boxer mix, under a year
Lucky is in foster care, and is looking for her forever home.
Lucky is a friendly girl, who is still a little shy of new situations. Her foster says that she seems to be house trained and that they are working on crate training. She also gets along with the foster’s cats, dogs and her 2 yr. old grandson. Based on her size, she is still a growing puppy, and just needs a little training.
Lucky needs a home where she can get lots of attention and have somebody to play with.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in adopting any of these or another kitten/cat/puppy/dog, check them out on our web site and complete the Adoption application at http://lostourhome.org. We have hundreds waiting for new homes. You can also search over 350,000 pets that need a home at:
Mingus Manor Animal Sanctuary, is looking for a temporary foster home for Moose for 6 weeks. He is a senior dog currently going through Heartworm Treatment and needs to be in a quiet environment with no other pets. He needs to be still as much as possible and only going out for potty breaks.
If you know of anyone, who can help Karen out, please call her at 480-265-9819.
TLC House & Pet Sitting