Dog & Puppy Home Visits

Our Dog and Puppy Home Visits involve taking care of the dog/puppy in your own home, and continuing their normal husbandry routines, as well as offering mental stimulation and companionship, toilet breaks, etc, and tailor fitted to suit a variety of needs and requirements. Visits are available in a range of flexible packages, with discounted services for bookings of multiple visits, during the same day. Some dogs are far more comfortable remaining in their own, home environment. All of our Home Visits last around 30 minutes, to allow for adequate time for all of our duties to be carried out (see list below), and for plenty of time to provide each dog with a suitable amount of interactions, as appropriate.

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What's Included On Each Visit(where appropriate)
  1. Health checks
  2. Preparation and provision of fresh food
  3. Provision of fresh drinking water
  4. Giving of treats/chews (as provided by owner)
  5. Relief Visits ('toilet breaks') in your garden
  6. Preparing and giving of Kongs/food toys (as provided by owner)
  7. Basic brushing
  8. Administering of medication
  9. Providing suitable, supervised exercise, with play, games, and basic fun training
  10. Interactions, to ensure that each animal is mentally stimulated and content
  11. An update via email or Facebook message.
  12. Home security checks
  13. Cleaning of the environment & Home Duties:
  • Food and water bowls/bottles
  • Surfaces
  • Sweeping/hoovering of the floors
  • Watering of indoor plants
  • Collecting/tidying of post
  • Alternating of light switches
  • Opening & closing of curtains/blinds
  • Taking out any rubbish
  • Taking out & bringing in wheelie bins & recycling, etc.
  • Setting a house alarm, if you have one

Daily Updates
Before you leave to go on holiday, we provide a free pre-service visit to collect your house keys, and to confirm any little final arrangements, and once you've returned home, we provide a free post-service visit to return your keys, and to provide any final updates regarding your cat(s).

Whilst we're caring for your cat(s) we send frequent updates, either via email, or Facebook message, to let you know what your cat's been up to. We also try to upload a few photos and/or videos, with your permission, to upload onto our Facebook page, for you to see.

Health & Safety
We always use antibacterial hand sanitiser after each session, clean 'as we go' during Visits, and will use any cleaning equipment which owners wish us to use. We recommend that dogs wear a secure collar, with ID tag (a legal requirement whilst in a public place), and that they are microchipped-owners are welcome to add our details, as the emergency contact on the microchip, if the chip company has that option. Owners should ensure that dog is kept up to date with parasite treatments (flea and worming, etc), and their annual vaccinations.

Visit Times & Packages Available
Our standard working hours, are between 8am and 6pm, but should you require visits outside of these hours, we will endeavour to accommodate. It is recommended that adult dogs are not left for more than 4 hours unattended, and puppies and adolescent dogs can work up to that length of time very gradually-we can discuss the most appropriate time(s) to visit at your consultation visit. All animals, by law, are require to be checked on, and provided with fresh food and water, at least every 24 hours. For pets on medication, please advise us on the most appropriate times for administration.

We also offer a separate Individual or Small Group Dog Walking service, and for owners who'd like their pet(s) to have care during the night, from late afternoon/early evening, until the morning, we also offer an Overnight House Sitting service. We're happy to discuss the most appropriate service or package, during your consultation.

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