Using Pawshake doggy day care for the first time?
With a few simple steps you can know that your pet sitter will do the best job possible during the doggy day care period.
Choosing the right pet sitter
You can browse reviews from previous pet sitting bookings on your pet sitter’s profile, and check their availability for doggy day care on their calendar. If the pet sitter looks promising, send a message with your dog day care requirements.
Meet and Greet
Always arrange a meet and greet with your pet sitter before formalising your booking. You may wish to meet somewhere on neutral ground if you own a dog, and always make sure your dog meets any resident or guest pets who will be staying with your pet sitter at the same time as the pet daycare or pet hosting period. If you own a cat, your pet sitter might want to come over so your cat can stay at home. Take your time to get to know your pet sitter - ask your pet sitter a lot of questions, have a look at their house if they are home boarding to make sure it’s the right place for your pet and answer any questions the pet sitter may have.
Finalise your booking
If your meet and greet is successful, be sure to formally book the doggy day care stay with your pet sitter through Pawshake. This will activate our premium pet insurance coverage, the Pawshake guarantee and the support of the customer support team throughout the doggy day care period. Payment will be sorted out at this stage too and transferred to your pet sitter at the end of the doggy day care booking.
Be sure to leave an emergency contact number with your pet sitter while they pet mind for you, even if you are just at work during dog day care. This should include your number or the best way to reach you, your local veterinary clinic and a local friend or family member who can step in and help your pet sitter if you can’t be reached during the dog day care booking.
Prepare for the dog day care booking
It’s a good idea to leave a list for your dog day care sitter so that they can do the best job possible during the dog day care period. Include any details that you think would be important for your pet sitter to know during dog day care, including copies of your pet’s microchip information and vaccination certificates. Before the dog day care period, be sure to pack some toys, treats and any necessary medication that your pet will need.