Your pets will definitely feel well cared for and loved during each Pet Sitting Visit.
Travelers often choose our Pet Sitting services for reliable home care. Our Pet Sitting Visits can include Dog Walks, Feedings, Pet Play Time, Watering of Plants, Cat Litter Box Cleaning, Small Cage Cleaning, and General Home Care services like bringing in the mail or taking the garbage cans to the curb and back.
Visits are available for almost any pet (dogs, cats, hamsters, fish, rabbits, birds, and more) and may include:
- Love and attention to each pet
- Fresh food and water
- Dog walking or play time in yard
- Litter box scooping and doggie waste yard clean up
- Administering any necessary medications*
- Brushing (if your pet likes to be brushed)
- Bringing in mail, newspapers and packages
- Turning lights on and off
- Opening and closing blinds
- Watering plants
- Taking trash cans to and from the curb
- Moving cars for street cleaning
- Updating you on your pets in an e-mail or text
- Small animal cage cleaning (birds, hamsters, etc.)
- In general, keeping your household running smoothly while you’re away
*additional fees may apply.
Pet Sitting Visits start at $36 for Cats and $40 for Dogs
Each 25–30 minute visit is customized to suit your pet’s needs.
For more information on why you should hire a Pet Sitter, please visit our page – Why Hire A Pet Sitter?
Please notify us in advance of any special instructions or requirements for your pet or home and we will work to meet your requests.
Cat Owners: It is necessary for your cat(s) to remain indoors for the duration of your absence during our Pet Sitting services.
Morning and evening cat visits may be completed between the times of 6am–11:30am and 4pm–8pm. While we cannot guarantee an exact time for each visit on each day – we do try to arrive at approximately the same time each day.
Pet Supplies: It is necessary that you provide a ready supply of pet food, treats, poop bags, and medicines for your entire time away. If your Pet Sitter has to go shopping to purchase food or other items, there is an additional $50 fee as well as the cost of goods.
Pet Waste: All prices quoted assume that your cat litter boxes, pet cages and dog poop in the yard have been completely cleaned (within a maximum of 24 hours) prior to our first visit. If there is excessive pet waste, an extra fee of at least $25 will be billed upon completion of the first visit to cover the additional time and effort to clean up.
Pet Medications: There is an additional fee for administering any medications to your pet(s) depending on type, frequency, and difficulty. We also need to confirm in advance we have a sitter available that does medications or injections. Be sure to notify us in advance if you need medications administered so we can be sure we have a sitter available that does this.
Insulin injections are $15 extra per visit and other medication administering can range from $5 on up per visit.
Emergency Vet Care Policy: We will never leave an ill or injured pet untreated in an emergency. It is a requirement that we have your consent to use either your specified Veterinarian or one of our choosing. If your Vet/Clinic/Pet Hospital is not available or is too far away, we will use one of our local pet emergency service providers. We will make every attempt possible to contact you in any such emergency. If we do not have a sitter who is available to stay at the Vet with your pet, it could be required that your pet remain in the Vet’s care and be picked up later. If by any chance the Vet is recommending additional care, your pet may need to be boarded at the Vet/Clinic/Pet Hospital. If we cannot reach you, we will do what is in the best interest of your pet and follow the professional opinion of the Veterinarian.
You must agree to cover the possible emergency medical care when booking services with us to a minimum of $500, and also provide credit card information to Bay Area Pet Pals prior to your absence in case we cannot reach you for any reason. There may also be a fee of approximately $35 per hour for transport, waiting at the Vet/Clinic/Pet Hospital, and/or picking up any prescribed pet medication.
“Early” and “After Hour” Visits: Before 8am and/or after 7pm can be scheduled if our time permits, for an additional fee of $15 per visit. Please ask if we can accommodate this before booking with us.
Pre-Payment Policy: Fees for this service need to be paid at the time of your reservation to secure your booking.
All correspondence must go through the main Bay Area Pet Pals office, not your pet sitter. For any changes, corrections, additions, or subtractions, contact the office at (650)996-6652 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellation Policy: A minimum of 7 days advance cancellation is required in order to receive full credit for any sitting service. However, in the months of November, December, and January – a 2 week advance notice of cancellation is required. All cancellations must be submitted in writing via email.
Holidays require the addition of $15.00 per visit for the following days:
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
- New Year’s Eve
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Presidents Day
- Memorial Day
- 4th of July
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- the day after Thanksgiving
Key Storage Lock Boxes for Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Services: In most cases Key Storage Lock Boxes are required for Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Services. If you cannot use a Key Storage Lock Box for any reason, please Contact Us so that we can discuss alternatives.