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Preparing Your House For a Pet Sitter paws up pet sitting mitford

At Paws Up Pet Sitting, we absolutely love pet sitting for your little fur babies, though there are a few things you can do to prepare your home so we can spend our time caring for your best friends rather than hunting around your home for the things that they need. We’ve put together a few top tips for preparing your house for your pet sitters to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Good Order is the Foundation of All Things

Centralizing all of your pet supplies, or having clear instructions as to where to find everything is key when preparing for a pet sitter to come into your home. If the person caring for your pet is a dog walker, make sure they have everything they need to take your dog on a walk. If the person is an overnight home sitter, some more planning will need to take place to make sure everything is organized so your pet is well cared for while you’re away.

Stock Up Like You’re Preparing a Bunker

Your pet sitter can’t provide all the care and attention for your pet if they’re having to go...

Spring Cleaning for Pet Parents: Pet Sitter Edition paws up pet sitting mitford

Keeping your home clean and tidy when you have pets can sometimes feel like a full-time job. As experienced house sitters, we have a lot of really helpful advice on keeping your home clean when you have a messy little fur baby, and we can’t wait to share some tips with you:

Pet Bowls Are Dirty!

We’re constantly filling our pets' bowls, but how often are they thoroughly being cleaned? Pet bowls are actually said to be the fourth dirtiest item in the home in terms of germs, so it’s important to wash them as frequently as possible. If you can, stock up on a second lot of bowls so you can switch them out every few days to give them a thorough clean.

Pet Toys Need Love Too

Although it may not be feasible to remember to wash your pets toys on a regular basis, spring cleaning is the perfect time to throw your pets' favorite companions into the washing machine for a quick spin. As your dogs drool all over their toys, the damp atmosphere is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and mold. This is also a great time...

Keeping Your Pet Safe This Summer paws up pet sitting

Your pets should be able to enjoy summer just as much as you do, and the same way we have to hydrate and keep cool ourselves, our fur babies need their own special care, too. Paws Up Pet Sitting knows the best ways to look after your pets and keep them safe during the hot summer Medford months. Here are some of our favorite tips:

Hot Weather Kills

We all know how it feels when the sun is beating down. We are dehydrated and feeling a little queasy from too much sun, so it’s not hard to imagine how our pets feel in the same heat. From our experience as dog walkers, we know that it’s so important to carry plenty of water and find frequent shady areas for your pets to lounge in and cool down.

Be Wary of the Signs

When pets - dogs in particular - get overheated, they will exhibit a few key symptoms that indicate that you need to help them cool down urgently. Most common is excessive drooling and panting, along with dry, red gums. Our dog sitting expertise means that your pets will always be safe with us, we know...


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