Pet Sitter Insurance, why it’s important

April 29, 2009 by Karin · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Business 

binks_logoI will occasionally meet a client who really doesn’t care whether the pet care provider has insurance. Then I’ll come across other clients who wouldn’t considering hiring someone to come into their home without it.

So what’s the big deal with insurance? Well, that insurance, a Pet Sitter Policy, covers your home in the care of the service provider, your pets, your keys and locks, and everything important to you against injury or damage caused by the sitter or your pets. The special coverage for your pets and home, in the provider’s care, is the Care, Custody and Control extension that is added to the insurance policy. There is also a Lost Key Endorsement on these policies. Read more

Should I board or leave my cat at home?

April 15, 2009 by Karin · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Boarding 

Cecil checking things out and making sure he has had his "me-time" for the day.

Cecil checking things out and making sure he has had his "me-time" for the day.

It depends. Most cats do very well at home. In fact, they will likely do better in their own home than being moved to unfamiliar surroundings. They are territorial and home is their own territory.

I recently came across two separate situations where the cats were moved to other homes for home boarding. Both cats became so stressed they went into hiding. That’s not exactly what had been planned by the well meaning pet parents. Once the cats were returned home, within a few days they were fine. Read more

Blogging for Pets Stay Home

April 7, 2009 by Karin · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Business 

It’s been five years since Pets Stay Home was started in Winnipeg. While I can’t believe how the time has flown, more importantly, how many pets we have met in that time. I believe we have made a difference in many pets and pet parents’ lives. It feels really good to receive notes such as “We love the service you provide.”

One client recently commented that dogs need their people, and cats need their homes. While I hadn’t thought of it that way, I have found that cats do very well with in-home pet care. My next blog will be about boarding vs in-home care.