How to Tell if Your Pet Care Provider is the “Leader of the Pack”

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determining which company might be the best fit for their furbaby?  Here is a run-down of what you can expect to find:

  • Fly-by-Nights & Hobbyists:  Individuals who are in-between jobs or providing pet care as a side gig.  They may not hold insurance and bonding or be available all the times one needs pet care.
  • Local-based Pet Care Companies:  These are established companies who abide by industry-wide, professional standards. In addition to being licensed, insured, and bonded, they provide references, accountability and peace of mind by offering real-time visit confirmation through feedback reports containing sitter notes and pictures.  
  • Nation-wide Chains:  Funded by investment money, these pet care providers often have a customer call center half-way across the country and contractors who are not fully screened, trained or supported in the field.

Do not sacrifice quality pet care for the perceived convenience of a big box chain or affordability of an under-the-table sitter.  The best choice for your pet is a professional and locally-owned company that combines modern business practices with the personal touch of a trusted friend.    

For more information or to find a reliable, professional pet sitter, call Tails of the City Pet Care and Born to Run Pet Fitness at 1-866-257-3822 or visit