Puppy Sitting Service
For our youngest fur clients, that need just that bit of extra care, we have a specialized puppy package available. The service includes, but is not limited to:
- Feeding and changing water
- Changing pee pads and clean-up of any accidents
- Play and cuddle time
- Walks adjusted to the age of your pup, once fully vaccinated.
- Specialized care when required, like brushing the fur and/or teeth, administering medication, etc.
As a puppy’s skeleton isn’t fully developed yet, it’s important to keep exercise restricted. The general rule is that a puppy can be walked for five minutes at a time, for every month of age. Over-exercising your pup may have a negative impact on their musculoskeletal development.
At Paw Pals, the health and development of your pup are of the utmost importance, and exercise will be adjusted to suit the age of your puppy.
All of our puppy sitters are knowledgeable in puppy development, and know how to properly introduce, and guide your pup in new situations they may encounter when taking care of your pup.
Our service ensures that high standards of care and professionalism are continuously met and adhered to. During our consultation process, we will document your pet’s routine and ensure that all of your pet’s needs are met. After every visit, you will receive a visit report which includes a description of the visit and pictures, to keep you up-to-date about your beloved family member
By using our service, your puppy can stay comfortable in their own environment and get the individual attention they need and deserve. Rest assured, your pup will be in safe and caring hands.
Would you like to know more about the development of your puppy in the first year, have a look at our blog “The first year of a puppy“.
* All our services are force free, fear free, and pain free. This means that we do not use any handling or training methods that involve pain, intimidation, threats, fear, force, or coercion, and work with positive reinforcement only.
Monthly puppy walking package for pups up to the age of 6 months (Twice a day, 30 minute visits) – 3150 AED
Consultations are free of charge within office hours. We do appreciate that many of our potential clients work full-time, and can accommodate out-of-hour consultations on weekends, or weekdays after 5 pm. Out-of-hours consultations will come at a cost of 105 AED.
What is a puppy sitting service?
A professional puppy sitting service will look after your pup when you can’t, while keeping the specific developmental needs of your pup in mind.
How long can I hire a puppy sitter for?
If you wish to make use of the puppy walking package, the twice daily visits are 30 minutes long. Else you can choose the standard dog visit of 45 minutes, or the long dog visit of an hour. More visits a day are possible.
Can I trust a puppy sitter to take care of my puppy?
Yes, if you hire a professional, experienced and trustworthy puppy sitter. People often love to volunteer to look after a pup, after all they are super cute and adorable. But inexperienced caretakers may be unaware of how to guide your pup appropriately in new situations which may have implications on their socialization process. They might also be unaware about the movement restrictions pups should have due to their musculoskeletal development.
What should I expect from a puppy sitting service?
That the puppy sitters are experienced, knowledgeable, trustworthy and caring. That all interactions with your pup are force, fear, and pain free while providing your pup with the basic daily care like feeding, affection, play, enrichment, socialization and exercise.
What if my puppy has special needs or requirements?
Our sitters are experienced in providing care to pets with special needs and/or requirements. During the consultation all details regarding your pup and what care they require will be discussed . Should any special care requirements come up at a later date, these can be communicated to us by contacting our team.
How can I prepare my puppy for a puppy sitting service?
It’s always advised to start getting your pup used to being separated from you from the moment they join your family. This should be started in very short intervals (seconds) which slowly can be extended once your pup is comfortable being alone for that amount of time. Once they actually need to be left into the care of a sitter, you can leave a piece of clothing you have worn/that has your smell in their favorite bed/spot.
I see you offer a puppy walking package, how long is it valid?
A bought puppy walking package has no expiration date, nor do all visits have to be booked at once. The puppy package can be bought for pups up until 6 months old.
Do you charge extra on holidays?
On the following days we have a surcharge of 50 AED: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day. The full amount will go to the caretaker of your pup.
How can I book a puppy sitting service?
How can I pay for my puppy sitting booking?
Payments can be done:
- Through the client portal
- Bank transfer, after booking the service you will receive an invoice with the payment details.
What is the client portal?
In our client portal you can request and cancel bookings, view the booking schedule for your pet(s), upload your pet’s pictures and information, and pay invoices.
Why is a consultation for new clients required?
We require a consultation with new clients before booking so we can get to know your pet(s) and their routine, thus we can provide them with the care they need and deserve.
Can I get my updates over WhatsApp instead of email?
As a company we choose to send our updates through the Pet Sitter Plus software and not over Whatsapp. We use the Pet Sitter Plus software to book and schedule all our pet sit and dog walk visits. The updates of these visits done by the sitters and walkers get uploaded to that software and the system will automatically send the update to the client’s email address. By using this software, we can monitor the time our pet sitters and dog walkers spend at each address through GPS location and read the updates they share through the system, which is why we choose to use the Pet Sitter Plus system only.