Please Note: If the matter is not urgent please call between the hours of 8.30 to 5.30 Monday to Friday.

In the 18 years I have been providing pet sitter services to pet lovers in Perth I have occasionally been asked

"Is it safe to leave my pets at home while I am away"

My response to this is a resounding "Yes".  But you don't have to rely solely on my word. Just click on this link to see what many others who have used a pet sitter also have to say.

Using a pet sitter is safe for your pets

These happy pet owners have discovered that the service provided by a pet sitter fulfills all requirements for their pets' care in teChloe loves her pet sitterrms of both physical and psychological well being. This is because our pets are happiest in their own environment. I elaborate further on this in another article, for more you can click on this link to read how  pet home care  stacks up against using kennels and catteries to board your pets while you are away. In fact, having a pet sitter visiting the home daily has also proven on occasions to be safest for your home.

Using a pet sitter is safe for your home

I can remember one owner being terribly relieved that their pet sitter was able to avert serious damage occurring to their home after a mains water pipe burst in their back yard.

It was just a routine day with Pet Friends carers across the northern suburbs visiting and feeding and walking pets whilst their owners were away. Suzie was at the home of  2 cats and 2 rabbits which she was feeding in the owners' absence. In this case, the cats lived outdoors and were to be fed in the front carport area and the rabbits hutch was in a front courtyard. Gardens were on automatic retic. There was no necessity to go into the back yard. However, Pet Friends pet carers are trained to conduct routine checks of homes we visit and to be observant of anything unusual, eg. parcels/papers left, doors, windows tampered with or broken, retic dug up or not working, pool turning green, holes being dug, etc.

Rosey On this day, Suzie noticed something very disturbing  whilst doing her usual routine check around the home. There was water coming up through the pavers near the laundry. She reported this immediately. I advised her to turn the water off at the mains until I arrived, around 20 minutes later. By this time, when I turned the water on to check it, it was bubbling rapidly through the pavers and, if not turned off immediately, threatened to flood the home. The owner was contacted, and a plumber arranged and the issue was resolved with no damage. There could have been very serious consequences and costs had the owners used pet boarding and had no one visiting to check on their home.

On another occasion, a pet sitter noticed flames licking up from under the pavers near a hot water system. Apparently there was a leak in one of the pipes near the system and the gas had risen high enough to be ignited by the pilot light. Again, this would have been disastrous for the home owners had it gone undetected...they were overseas for 3 weeks and chose to have their 3 dogs cared for at their home instead of in a kennel. The owners were notified, a gas plumber called out, and disaster averted.Ozzie

luckily these incidents are few and far between. But it is far better that someone is visiting your home to notice and have them dealt with than not at all.

Give yourself peace of mind when next you go away and leave your home and pets in  safe hands. Click on this link to see how a pet sitter can help you.

 

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Contact Information

26 Woodhall St Stirling,
WA, 6021

0418 728 455
topdog@petfriends.net.au

Suburbs We Mainly Service

Alexander Heights 6064
Alfred Cove 6154
Applecross 6153
Ardross 6153
Ashby 6065
Attadale 6156
Aveley 6069
Balcatta 6021
Balga 6061
Ballajura 6066
Banksia Grove 6031
Baskerville 6056
Bassendean 6054
Bateman 6150
Bayswater 6053
Bedford 6052
Beldon 6027
Bibra Lake 6163
Booragoon 6154
Brentwood 6153
Bullcreek 6149
Burns Beach 6028
Butler 6036
Canningvale 6155
Carine 6020
Carramar 6031
Churchlands 6018
City Beach 6015
Claremont 6010
Clarkson 6030
Connolly 6027
Coolbinia 6050
Cottesloe 6011
Craigie 6025
Crawley 6009
Currambine 6028
Daglish 6008
Dalkeith 6009
Darch 6065
Dianella 6059
Doubleview 6018
Duncraig 6023
East Fremantle 6158
Edgewater 6027
Eglinton 6034
Ellenbrook 6069
Floreat 6014
Girrawheen 6064
Glendalough 6016
Greenwood 6024
Gwelup 6018
Hamersley 6022
Heathridge 6027
Henley Brook 6055
Herdsman 6017
Highgate 6003
High Wycombe 6057
Hillarys 6025
Hocking 6065
Iluka 6028
Inglewood 6052
Innaloo 6018
Jandakot 6164
Jindalee 6036
Jolimont 6014
Joondalup 6027
Joondanna 6060
Kallaroo 6025
Kardinya 6163
Karrinyup 6018
Kingsley 6026
Kinross 6028
Koondoola 6064
Lakelands 6210
Landsdale 6065
Leederville 6007
Leeming 6149
Madeley 6065
Malaga 6090
Marangaroo 6064
Mariginiup 6065
Marmion 6020
Maylands 6051
Melville 6156
Menora 6050
Merriwa 6030
Mindarie 6030
Mirrabooka 6061
Morley 6062
Mosman Park 6012
Mount Claremont 6010
Mount Hawthorn 6016
Mount Lawley 6050
Mount Pleasant 6153
Mullaloo 6027
Murdoch 6150
Myaree 6154
Nedlands 6009
Neerabup 6031
Nollamara 6061
Noranda 6062
North Beach 6020
North Lake 6163
North Perth 6006
Northbridge 6003
Nowergup 6032
Ocean Reef 6027
Osborne Park 6017
Padbury 6025
Palmyra 6157
Parkwood 6147
Pearsall 6065
Peppermint Grove 6011
Perth 6000
Quinns Rocks 6030
Riverton 6148
Rossmoyne 6148
Scarborough 6019
Shenton Park 6008
Sinagra 6065
Sorrento 6020
South Lake 6164
Stirling 6021
Subiaco 6008
Swanbourne 6010
Tamala Park 6030
Tapping 6065
The Vines 6069
Trigg 6029
Tuart Hill 6060
Upper Swan 6069
Wangara 6065
Wanneroo 6065
Warwick 6024
Watermans Bay 6020
Wembley 6014
Wembley Downs 6019
West Leederville 6007
West Perth 6005
Westminster 6061
Willagee 6156
Willeton 6155
Winthrop 6150
Woodlands 6018
Woodvale 6026
Yokine 6060
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Pet Friends

26 Woodhall St Stirling,
WA, 6021
0418 728 455
topdog@petfriends.net.au

Suburbs We Mainly Service

Alexander Heights 6064
Alfred Cove 6154
Applecross 6153
Ardross 6153
Ashby 6065
Attadale 6156
Aveley 6069
Balcatta 6021
Balga 6061
Ballajura 6066
Banksia Grove 6031
Baskerville 6056
Bassendean 6054
Bateman 6150
Bayswater 6053
Bedford 6052
Beldon 6027
Bibra Lake 6163
Booragoon 6154
Brentwood 6153
Bullcreek 6149
Burns Beach 6028
Butler 6036
Canningvale 6155
Carine 6020
Carramar 6031
Churchlands 6018
City Beach 6015
Claremont 6010
Clarkson 6030
Connolly 6027
Coolbinia 6050
Cottesloe 6011
Craigie 6025
Crawley 6009
Currambine 6028
Daglish 6008
Dalkeith 6009
Darch 6065
Dianella 6059
Doubleview 6018
Duncraig 6023
Edgewater 6027
Eglinton 6034
Ellenbrook 6069
Floreat 6014
Girrawheen 6064
Glendalough 6016
Greenwood 6024
Gwelup 6018
Hamersley 6022
Heathridge 6027
Henley Brook 6055
Herdsman 6017
Highgate 6003
High Wycombe 6057
Hillarys 6025
Hocking 6065
Iluka 6028
Inglewood 6052
Innaloo 6018
Jandakot 6164
Jindalee 6036
Jolimont 6014
Joondalup 6027
Joondanna 6060
Kallaroo 6025
Kardinya 6163
Karrinyup 6018
Kingsley 6026
Kinross 6028
Koondoola 6064
Lakelands 6210
Landsdale 6065
Leederville 6007
Leeming 6149
Madeley 6065
Malaga 6090
Marangaroo 6064
Mariginiup 6065
Marmion 6020
Maylands 6051
Melville 6156
Menora 6050
Merriwa 6030
Mindarie 6030
Mirrabooka 6061
Morley 6062
Mosman Park 6012
Mount Claremont 6010
Mount Hawthorn 6016
Mount Lawley 6050
Mount Pleasant 6153
Mullaloo 6027
Murdoch 6150
Myaree 6154
Nedlands 6009
Neerabup 6031
Nollamara 6061
Noranda 6062
North Beach 6020
North Lake 6163
North Perth 6006
Northbridge 6003
Nowergup 6032
Ocean Reef 6027
Osborne Park 6017
Padbury 6025
Palmyra 6157
Parkwood 6147
Pearsall 6065
Peppermint Grove 6011
Perth 6000
Quinns Rocks 6030
Riverton 6148
Rossmoyne 6148
Scarborough 6019
Shenton Park 6008
Sinagra 6065
Sorrento 6020
South Lake 6164
Stirling 6021
Subiaco 6008
Swanbourne 6010
Tamala Park 6030
Tapping 6065
The Vines 6069
Trigg 6029
Tuart Hill 6060
Upper Swan 6069
Wangara 6065
Wanneroo 6065
Warwick 6024
Watermans Bay 6020
Wembley 6014
Wembley Downs 6019
West Leederville 6007
West Perth 6005
Westminster 6061
Willagee 6156
Willeton 6155
Winthrop 6150
Woodlands 6018
Woodvale 6026
Yokine 6060