We have had lengthily discussions about what HO’s and Sitters want. I think it’s time to list what is important to know about pets.
Having a list like this will help in our discovery calls to formulate your questions and learn about particular pet habits, wants and needs.
Some of course will be different depending on species which we can sort out and add as we go.
Do you have an unusual pet? Tell us about it.
I once took care of celebrity cats. They were award winning show cats with a very specific diet and regimen. Food had to be thawed, prepared, weighed and served in a particular manner (and dishes) The dishes had their own sink and their own cleaning products with a particular routine for serving and cleaning after the meals were consumed. The cats had their own playroom, with specific play toys and playtime and of course the owners had their expectations for communication and visualization of the pets and care. It was amazing and an incredibly wonderful experience.
Let’s start and add as we go.
Where? When? alone? with who? what time to bed and rise?
Dry, wet, raw? specialty diet?
how often? how much? when?
treats? how often, how many?
bones? real? boxed? hide?
Where is food stored and is there enough for duration of sit?
water location? bowls, dispensers?
**The down and dirty **
Cats and dogs
litter box? what type of litter? how often to clean out?
How often to let out? is there a pet door?
The pet have any problems toileting? accidents? misses? special needs?
Spit ups, throw ups? any habit of eating/chewing inappropriate things?
Toys? Is there a schedule? a place?
Clucks and Other Feathered Friends
coop/cages? time in/time out? locked? watering? cleaning?
Medications or treatments?
Routine for heartworms, fleas etc?
when? how much? how administered?
Any anxiety? sensitivities?
Is there anything you feel I should know about your pet and their needs?
What else? Who else? we know you have reptiles…