So, you're going away... Perhaps it's a planned holiday, or maybe it's a work trip or an unexpected interstate family emergency. Regardless of the reason, you need someone to look after your precious pets. So, what are your options?

You can take the dogs to a kennel and the cats to a cattery. But what about the rabbit, the fish, the budgie and the turtle? There aren't many boarding options for these kinds of pets. Besides, do you really want to take your cats and dogs to a strange place full of noisy animals, many of whom are scared because they are in unfamiliar surroundings? It's likely they'll be kept in a small cage or run that may only be cleaned once a day and where they probably won't receive much by way of personalised attention. So, what else can you do?

You could ask a friend, neighbour or family member to care for your pets. This might sound like a simple solution but have you stopped to think about a few things like... Will they remember to turn up every day? Do they really know how to look after animals? Have they got experience medicating animals? Do they have time to spend playing with your pets so they don't feel so lonely? Can they take your dog for a walk each day? Are they willing to clean out litter trays, poop scoop your backyard or clean up puddles? Do they have pet first aid training? Do you want to continually impose on friends or family every time you go away? Will anyone you know have public liability insurance to cover any serious accidents that may occur while they're visiting your pets? You have probably answered no to most, if not all of these questions, so what do you do now?

You call Puppycat Pet Care because we are the solution to all your pet sitting needs. We provide a professional and convenient service in your own home that ensures your pets remain comfortable and in familiar surroundings resulting in less stress for them and for you. We come to your home as often as you like during your absence to care for and spend time with your precious pets.

Choosing Puppycat Pet Care to look after your pets while you are away means that you don't need to worry about making sure vaccinations are up-to-date (especially important if you are going away at short notice), you don't need to worry about leaving your pet in a strange and stressful environment and you can be confident in knowing that any special needs your pet has can be looked after.

In addition to the personalised care your pets will receive, our pet sitting services provide an added level of security for your home. We can open and close curtains and turn lights and radios on and off. The simple fact of someone entering your home on a regular basis and giving it a lived-in feel acts as a deterrent to would-be thieves. To further enhance the security of your home, we do not wear uniforms or do anything else that will indicate that you are absent from your home. Plus we can do all those little things that help make life easier while you're away - bring the mail in, put the bins out and bring them back in again, water the plants, etc... You can go away knowing that your pets and your home are in capable hands. For your added peace of mind, Puppycat Pet Care holds public liability insurance and all our carers have a current working with vulnerable people card and are industry qualified to provide pet care services, including basic first aid.

Puppycat Pet Care knows that everyone has different pet sitting requirements, so all our packages can fully tailored to meet the specific needs of you and your pets. Unlike many other pet sitting services available in Canberra, our pet sitting rates are based on the time you want us to spend with your pets rather than on a count of the number of animals we are caring for or the types of activities you would like us to perform. Plus, we don't charge extra for visits on public holidays or during peak periods like Christmas, Easter and school holidays.

Puppycat Pet Care offers the following packages if we are visiting just once a day...

Bronze: $20 for 20 minutes

Silver: $30 for 30 minutes

Gold: $40 for 45 minutes

Platinum: $55 for 60 minutes

Please note, if you would like us to visit your pets more than once a day, we will apply a 10% discount to each additional visit.

Every visit will include a general security check of your property, mail collection, a health and wellbeing check on all of your pets, feeding and a water bowl refresh. In addition, the types of services that you can request for each visit include (but definitely aren't limited to):

When you make a booking you can nominate your preferred length of time for each visit and we can discuss your requirements to make sure that everything you would like us to do is achievable in the selected timeframe. We want to ensure you receive value for money so we will never unnecessarily advise you to select a longer visit time. We will however suggest a longer time if it just simply isn't possible for us to do all that you want in the nominated time or if it will pose a risk to the safety of your pets.

Please note, a minimum of 1 visit per day while you are away is required. For your sake and the sake of your pets we will not accept any jobs where the number of visits requested is less than 1 per day.

An added benefit of choosing Puppycat Pet Care is our generous rewards program. After 12 pet sitting visits you are entitled to a free visit. Plus, we offer great referral rewards so please tell your friends about us.

Puppycat Pet Care is happy to look after any kind of pet, from lizards, non-venomous snakes and fish through to the most precious of cats and dogs. Just call 0401 769 064 or email Puppycat Pet Care today to make a booking or to discuss your pet care requirements.

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