How do you choose a dog walker? What a great question. Well, like any business, not all dog walkers are the same. Everyone does business differently and some are more qualified and more experienced than others. You and your dog may have a better connection with one more than others. Before signing on the dotted line, here are some steps to follow for finding the right person. The best way to start is by word of mouth and referral. Talk to your friends, coworkers, people at the dog park, and other animal lovers. Look up their suggestions on Kudzu and Yelp and see what their ratings and reviews look like. Also, talk to people you trust in the animal field, your groomer, your vet, or pet food store employees. If you still can’t decide or you want to check out some of your referrals, you can always go to the local parks to observe dog walkers. If you are really dedicated to finding the best dog walker, you can head out on rainy days to see which dog walkers actually walk the dogs and which ones sit in their car smoking giving the dogs not a walk, but a good dose of secondary smoke inhalation. Luckily, just by reading this blog, you have taken the right step in finding a great pet sitter for your beloved animals, Gwinnett Pet Watchers! We fit the bill in all of these categories and have the ratings to prove it!
Last Friday one of my sitters was having car trouble so I had to fill in. This was not a planned vacation so it gives me an excellent opportunity to check in and see how my sitters are treating our clients.
At one home I found a note thanking Amelia taking the time to pick up a little as she was washing the pets bowls. At another house the client came home while I was still walking their dogs so I had a chance to visit the owners. They could not say enough about how wonderful Amelia is. The praises range from her wonderful text messages, neighbors seeing how happy the pets are when being walked , and the fact the owner know the pets love her!
I am not saying that it is easy to find good people, but it sure is easy to recognize good people when you find them. A very special that a girl to Amelia, obviously you are going above and beyond to take care of our clients. Thank you for all you do every day!
If you live in the Lawrenceville, Buford, Sugar Hill, or Suwannee area and would like to have Amelia take care your pet(s) give me a call 404-819-3641 and we will set up a free consultation.
Miss Jennifer is back from vacation this morning and has taken over her accounts. That means I only have one kitty cat sit today and one meeting with a new client.
The house is a wreck as you can imagine after a week of 14 and 16 hour days. My office looks like a hurricane has gone through, with files stacked here and there, and the inbox, well we won’t even talk about that. But as I look around trying to come up with a game plan to dig out, I see five beautiful faces, saying “Mom, please we have missed spending time with you, we have missed our nice long walks, and when was the last time we went to the dog park together. The dirt will be here when we get back and really we don’t care, we just care about being with you and having some fun!”
Just another reason I love my dogs, they help keep me grounded, they remind me of what is really important and today that is spending time with my pets and visiting my mother, everything else is just noise. So with that said we are off to the park …
When Gwinnett Pet Watchers was started, gas prices were on average $2.64/gallon. We have tried to keep the prices of our services down, but if prices keep rising and reach the $4.00 mark, we’ll be forced to increase prices. So, since this decision affects our clients, we want to hear from YOU on how we should charge for gas. We’d like for you to tell us whether you would rather us put in a gas surcharge per visit, or just give ourselves a cost of living raise? Take the poll below to give us your preference!
For the month of January, we are offering a 10% discount on pet sitting when you mention the