Why do some sitters offer day care and several walks same day?

asked 2017-06-28 07:08:53 -0600

Who is at their home watching the client day care dogs? Shouldn't this be limited?

I only started to offer to my current client who works a 12 hour day. one time day care......

I actually hired someone last year, who is rated 5 stars, does walks all day, then leaves the day care dogs home unattended to go do several drop ins and walks.

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You can't be so sure that these sitters *don't* have someone at home. Even if they don't, if the owners know their dog will be unattended for a period of the stay, that is between the sitter and owner. As long as their clients are aware of the situation, I don't see the problem.

Megan J.'s profile image Megan J.  ( 2017-07-03 12:00:31 -0600 ) edit

Also remember that walks and drop ins are available all day. I just did a drop in this morning at 7am and I'm doing another one tonight at 630pm, so if I offered a doggy day care (say 8am-5pm) that would still leave me time for other work.

Jennifer M.'s profile image Jennifer M.  ( 2017-07-03 12:44:16 -0600 ) edit

I have dogs boarding and leave several times a day to do drop-in visits and walks. My clients are aware of this as I am only gone for an hour or so each time. Boarding a dog does not mean you have to be physically home every minute. But I also have teenage kids at home in case of emergency.

Jennifer C.'s profile image Jennifer C.  ( 2017-07-11 14:42:51 -0600 ) edit

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answered 2017-07-24 10:04:13 -0600

They may be opening up their availability for both walks and day care, but it doesn't mean that they're actually booked. I leave all options open because you never know what requests might come through.

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answered 2017-07-05 14:00:53 -0600

Availability of the sitter during daycare should be discussed at the M&G. Expectations should be set prior to accepting the stay. Each sitter is an independent contractor and can set their own policies / schedule.

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answered 2017-07-04 19:38:28 -0600

I do both and someone is usually home if I have a dog stay and I have to leave to do drop ins or walks. Also, most clients don't expect that you will be home 24/7 when their dog is with you. People do leave to run errands , go food shopping, etc. A dog walk would take the same amount of time.

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