Pet Sitting

Professional Pet Sitting Services

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, using a professional pet sitter has many advantages over alternative methods of caring for your pets. Your pets are creatures of habit just as humans are. If you remove your pet from their home environment they will be stressed while trying to cope with the changes to their surroundings. Very few dogs have the personality to thrive in these situations. Sentinel Pet Care has provided in-home professional pet sitting services since 1994 to thousands of clients who can attest that the only place your pet should be is at home.

Why Use A Professional Pet Sitter?

Benefits for your pet:

  • Your pet follows his/her usual diet, medication schedule and daily routines.
  • Your pet remains in his/her familiar, safe environment, thereby eliminating stress.
  • Your pet is not exposed to the illnesses and stress of other animals.
  • Your pet receives personalized, individual attention by a dedicated professional.

Benefits for you:

  • You can be away from home with the peace of mind that your pets are being cared for by a professional.
  • You don’t have to impose on friends, neighbors or relatives who may forget to care for your pet. Sure, you can have the well intentioned neighbor stop by or hire the kid down the street, but the old adage is still true: You get what you pay for. What you’re actually investing in is peace of mind. We are dedicated, full-time professionals who handle emergencies and a wide variety of unusual situations every day.
  • We have over 20 years of experience handling and caring for companion animals and we often educate and alert owners to behaviors and medical issues that we find which require the attention of a veterinarian and also advise our clients how to troubleshoot problem situations.
  • Your home is made more secure because of our crime-deterrent efforts as well as our daily safety checks to ensure that all systems are functioning normally. If something does go awry while you’re away, we can contact you and then coordinate everything needed to resolve the situation back here so you can relax and enjoy your vacation or concentrate on your business trip.
  • You are not inconvenienced with taking your pet to another location.

How Does The Pet Sitting Service Work?

How many visits per day do you need?

  • Healthy cats usually only require one visit per day unless you have a particular dietary routine or medical condition which requires additional visits each day. We can customize any pet sitting visit schedule that suits your particular needs.
  • Dogs require three visits per day. We visit in the morning, afternoon and late night, approximately 8 hours apart (roughly 8am, 3pm and 11pm). In some cases more visits may be necessary depending upon special dietary or health requirements and your particular needs. We cannot skip visits or provide a “lesser degree” of service. Please see our policies page for more information.

What do we do during each visit?

  • We keep your pet on his/her familiar, consistent routine.
  • We feed, water, exercise and spend quality one-on-one time with your pet.
  • We scoop and clean litter boxes.
  • We administer medications, supplements and special diets, if applicable.
  • We look after your home and property and make efforts to make it appear as if someone is there full-time by operating alarms, alternating lights, drapes and blinds, and retrieving mail, newspapers and packages. We urge our clients not to stop any services to avoid alerting others that you’ll be away.
  • We do a daily walk through of your home and property to make sure that the environment is safe for your pet, to make sure that all systems are functioning properly and to be sure that nothing unusual has occurred between our visits.
  • Ultimately, we provide our clients with peace of mind because they know that professionals are caring for their pets and their property while they are free to enjoy their vacation or focus on their business trip.
How to Get Started

  • Please familiarize yourself with our policies.
  • Call us at 410.337.7387 or use our online form to submit a request for service. We will contact you to setup an initial meeting so we can meet you and your pets. The initial meeting lasts about 30 minutes and we document all the information we need about your pets and their environment to properly care for them. Please be sure to have the following prepared for our meeting:
  1. Travel itinerary, flight numbers (if applicable), contact and emergency telephone numbers.
  2. Behavioral information and medical history of your pet including medication administration, allergies, etc.
  3. If your pet requires medication please be sure to provide detailed written instructions on the administration of the medication and be sure to have ample supplies on hand while you’re away.
  4. Alarm codes, electronic gate cards, and parking garage entry cards (if applicable).
  5. Two sets of house keys (we like to be prepared).

A Service Agreement will be signed at the end of the interview and a credit card number is obtained at that time. After you return we will email you the invoice and then charge the card a few days later so that you have plenty of time to review it and a copy for your records. Once you become a client we’re available to you 7/365 and you’re only a phone call or text message away from securing future pet care. Contact us today with any questions or to schedule an appointment. Please plan ahead as our schedule fills up quickly during peak vacation weeks and holidays. Even if you only have tentative dates planned, it’s best to meet with us now so that we can complete the necessary paperwork, collect keys and be familiar with your pets and then we can be ready whenever you need us.

Pet Sitting

cost per visit

  • one visit per day
  • comprehensive care
  • no charge for additional pets
  • total peace of mind
$2500
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Pet Sitting

cost per visit

  • 2 visits per day
  • comprehensive care
  • no charge for additional pets
  • total peace of mind
$1950
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Pet Sitting

cost per visit

  • 3 or more visits per day
  • comprehensive care
  • no charge for additional pets
  • total peace of mind
$1800
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