At PAWSitive Strides, we love to offer our clients flexibility while at the same time keeping up with their pet’s routines. Pets love to be in the comfort of home and they enjoy very much getting visits for playtime and walks when their owners are away. Sometimes clients ask us if we can do a visit at a specific time each day. Rather than working with time-specific pet sitting visits, we work with time windows. In other words, when clients schedule visits with us, they select from a variety of time windows that we have available.
Why We Work with Time Windows Rather than Time-Specific Pet Sitting Visits
We are in the business of taking care of people’s pets and, most people who own a pet know that, sometimes, they can be unpredictable.
For example, sometimes you can just tell that a dog really needs to go to the bathroom, but he just can’t quite seem to find the right spot. In a case like this, we may spend a few extra minutes to see if we can get the dog to find the perfect spot, so he does not have to hold it until the next visit, or until his owner gets home. Rather than saying, “Oh well, time’s up,” we will go the extra mile for the pet’s well-being.
Pet sitting and dog walking are not an exact science since we are dealing with living beings. Sometimes a kitty may be feeling lonely and need a little extra loving. Or, occasionally, a pet has an accident in the home and we need to clean up. There have been instances when a pet has not felt well and had explosive diarrhea all over the crate. A visit like that is going to take a bit longer than anticipated.
Our clients appreciate that we go above and beyond in our service by handling these unexpected scenarios.
In addition to the pet unpredictability, we deal with other factors we cannot control, such as bad traffic or very long lines to get into gated neighborhoods.
Our time windows also allow us to accommodate some of these unpredictable factors and it also allows us to help clients out as much as possible if they have an emergency and need a last-minute visit scheduled.
What Are Our Time Windows?
Our typical starting time windows are as follows:
Morning – 7 AM to 9 AM
Late morning – 9 AM to 11 AM
Midday – 11 AM to 1 PM
Late midday – 1 PM to 3 PM
Afternoon – 3 PM to 5 PM
Early evening – 4 PM to 6 PM
Evening – 6 PM to 7: 45 PM
We also offer an early-morning time window between 6 AM and 6:45 AM and a late-night time window between 8 PM and 9 PM. Both time windows have an additional surcharge.
We do accommodate a one-hour time window with clients who have one of the following special circumstances: an older dog with incontinence, pets who need insulin administration, or very young puppies who are being potty trained.
Clients who do not have these special circumstances can always let us know what their preference is within the above time windows and we always do our very best to accommodate them as well.
Interested in learning more about our pet sitting or dog walking services? Contact us today!