We offer two different options for overnight care to suit your pets’ needs! The main difference is where the care takes place- in our home, or yours.
In your home- For one night or for many, we have sitters on call who will care for your pets in the comfort of their own home. What better a way to keep their stress low and have your house cared for at the same time. Having a sitter stay in your home, also gives your house a more “lived in” look. Fantastic for pets who stress easily, are elderly, or suffer from separation anxiety. We feed and walk your pets as close to their regular schedules as possible to keep them happy and stress-free. This service is available for any type of pet, not just dogs. So, if you have nine cats that really enjoy full-time company, our sitters are happy to oblige!
In our home- (currently only available for dogs!) We take your pup and add them to our families while you are away. This gives them round-the-clock care and a “home away from home” feel as they integrate with our family. Dogs staying over with us have the option to attend our in-home doggy daycare at no extra charge, so it’s a great way to burn off some excess energy, but they’re welcome to stay in and lounge on the couch if they’d prefer! We offer a cage-free environment, unless your dog is accustomed to and does better in a crate at night or when the sitter is out of the house.
In your home care includes light house sitting duties. Lights are turned on and rotated, mail is checked, packages are brought in, plants are kept watered, fish are fed, et cetera. We can even do light pool maintenance as needed. We strip the bed before we leave on the last day, and your home is always left as clean as we found it, if not cleaner!
For overnights in our home, pickup and drop-off are included. Times will coincide with our daycare rounds, so pickup and drop-off are available in the mornings between 7:00a.m. and 9:00a.m., or in the afternoons between 3:30 p.m. and 6:00p.m.
If your dogs are staying with us, they must be dog-friendly. However, if your pup is social but prefers not to mingle and play too much with the others (an example of this would be an elderly pet), that is no problem at all! We have an extra fenced-off side yard for potty breaks and sunbathing or one-on-one fetch, and walks will be provided to ensure your pet gets the exercise they need.
For overnight care in your home, your sitter will arrive by 9:00p.m. (often earlier, but this is the guaranteed start time) and will stay in your home until at least 8:00 a.m. (again, a sitter may stay later, but they are assured to stay until that time) the next day. Typically the sitter is gone the length of an average work day, but included in the cost is an hour visit either midday (11:00a.m.- 2:00 p.m.) OR at dinner time (4:00p.m.-6:00p.m.)- your choice. These are the included times, but we are happy to add more visits throughout the day for an additional cost.
For dogs staying over- to avoid any upset stomachs, we ask that you provide your dog’s food. We have plenty of toys available at all times. You may also send your own, but due to the nature of dog play, they cannot be guaranteed to come back home with them! We always keep plenty of bedding, treats, bowls, and crates on hand, so no need to send those unless your pet has a special “comfort item” that may make them feel more at home during their stay. Please be sure to send any medication your pet takes, as well as instructions on administering it.
Regardless of where your pet is staying, updates and photo check-in through the Scout app are sent a minimum of two times per day. Once at night, again in the morning, and also during either the midday or dinner visit if your pets are staying at their own home. Along with the photo check-ins, notes will be included about your pet’s well-being.
Unsure of how your dog will handle being in our home and away from yours? Book them a day or two of doggy daycare before their stay to test the waters!