Category Archives: Pet Sitting

The DogSmith Tampa Pet Care Services – Programs For Every Occasion!

Courteous Canine, Inc. DogSmith of Tampa offers pet sitting services in the Lutz, Land O Lakes, Wesley Chapel and New Tampa areas! All our pet care technicians are pet first aid certified and will handle your pets with lot of love.  

While you are away from your home, you can choose from

In home Pet Care Florida

  1. DogSmith Visit (Home Alone) – A DogSmith Pet Care Technician visits your pet in your home. A 30 minute visit to entertain, exercise or feed pets while the owner is away. We can also empty and clean litter trays. Available to all domestic pets. 1 to 5 visits per day. 1 Visit is only recommended if connected to an overnight pet sitting agreement or with an animal that has access to a safe outside area. Additional cost per dog over 2 dogs.
  2. DogSmith Sleep Over – A DogSmith Pet Care Technician stays in your home with your pets.The pet sitter stays at the home of the pet. The service time is agreed with the client but normally starts at 7pm and concludes at 7am.
  3. DogSmith Slumber Party – Your pet stays in the home of a DogSmith Pet Care Technician. The pet stays at the home of a DogSmith Technician and enjoys the comfort and environment of a private home and family. The rate covers a 24 hour period.

Pet sitting services in New Tampa, Lutz, Wesley Chapel

A new video that gives a fantastic overview of our pet sitting services. Let us know what you think! All of our pet care technicians are pet first aid certified and committed to force free training and handling.  We love pet sitting and your pet will know it. 

Steps to Selecting a GREAT Pet Sitter in Tampa

petsittingSteps to Selecting a GREAT Pet Sitter in Tampa

Courteous Canine, Inc. DogSmith of Tampa offers pet sitting and we want to make it easier to help you choose a pet sitter. Courteous Canine, Inc. DogSmith of Tampa has a network of pet sitters so even if you are located in an area that we don’t current service we can put you in touch with a great sitter. So contact us and know you are getting a prescreened pet sitter that is recommended by previous and current clients.

  • Background Check
    Courteous Canine, Inc. DogSmith of Tampa checks the records of each pet sitter making sure that people sent to a client’s home are free of criminal records. Be sure that the pet sitter you are using has been checked for criminal records in all states and counties they have resided.
  •  Pet Safety
    Not only is it important to hire a sitter that is obsessively careful with your pet it is important to check references that the pet sitter has not lost a pet while servicing a client and that the sitter is pet first aid trained. When evaluating pet first aid training make sure that the training was done by a certified veterinary technician or by a veterinarian. Be sure that you and the sitter have paper work in place that clearly spells out which vet to go to in an emergency.
  •  Backup Sitters
    Make sure to hire a sitter who has at least two alternative sitters available at all times in case the original sitter has an emergency. By having three backups in place your pet is guaranteed to get their visit. If a sitter works alone getting a back up can be difficult or even impossible.
  •  Multiple Visits
    If your dog requires multiple visits per day hiring a company that only has one person on staff can be problematic. The pet sitter may be tempted to skip a visit or may logistically be unable to provide all the visits your dog needs. Courteous Canine, Inc. DogSmith of Tampa offers multiple sitters all working with pet first aid certifications and background checks.
  •  Sitter Great, Trainer Better
    Ask the sitter you are interviewing if they are a certified dog trainer, this means that your sitter is educated in training, will be able to alert you to training issues and proactively prevent problems. Also our trainers are trained identify signs of stress in your dog which is critically important to providing ideal pet sitting services.
  •  Being hired by a client for Pet sitting is an honor and a great trust, it is one that we value and we commit to providing the best services for our clients in the Tampa Bay area. Happy pet sitting to all!