Welcome to Pet Sitting Tips!

We would like to help your pet sitting business by offering contracts, forms, and tutorials to make your life easier. Our contracts have been perfected over the years and if a question came up more than a few times during our pet sitting career, it was included in our contracts. Our Terms & Conditions have been heavily scrutinized and reviewed by an attorney for the pet sitter's protection. We believe that our Pet Sitting Service Contract is the best and most thorough in the industry. Our tutorials contain many tips and suggestions on pet sitting and also how to handle difficult clients and situations. We offer a tutorial on advertising that contains unique ideas that will make your pet sitting business known to your service area in no time, and one on doing a perforated postcard to build a nice reference directory!

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Contracts & Forms

  • $50.00

    We offer the most thorough pet sitting contract in the pet sitting industry at 17 pages PLUS one page for each cat, two pages for each dog, and one page for other types of pets. Every situation that could come up during the pet sitting visits is covered so the pet owners can leave with peace of mind, and the pet sitter will know exactly what to do in every circumstance. Includes four pages of instructions and explanations for the contract. Contract includes five pages of attorney-reviewed Terms & Conditions for the pet sitter's protection. (24 Pages)

  • $20.00

    If your pet sitting business includes mid-day dog walking, or you do dog walking exclusively, this contract is for you. The contract is five pages PLUS one page for each dog with Terms & Conditions for the pet sitter's protection. Includes a one-page Dog Walking Policy. (7 Pages)

  • $15.00

    If your pet sitting business includes a potty break service, this contract is for you. The contract is four pages PLUS one page for each dog with Terms & Conditions for the pet sitter's protection. (5 Pages)

  • $7.50

    If you do overnight pet sitting visits, you will want to add this one-page addendum to your Pet Sitting Service Contract pertaining strictly to the overnight visits. (1 Page)

  • $3.50

    This form is a must for your first contact with new pet sitting clients to be assured that you obtain all of the necessary information prior to the initial consultation. NOTE: This form is included with the The First Contact tutorial (listed below.) (1 Page)

  • $10.00

    If your pet sitting business has grown to where you need to hire employees, this application for employment is customized with questions for those seeking employment in the pet sitting industry. (3 Pages)

  • $5.00

    This form allows you to easily keep track of your mileage for tax purposes, and to record the exact times you were in the clients' homes for the pet sitting visits. A must for those who have employees so they may keep track of their time for you. (1 Page)

  • $5.00

    All pet sitting businesses that do dog walking should have a dog walking policy for their protection and to give to their clients. NOTE: This policy is included with the Dog Walking Service Contract (listed above.) (1 Page)

Pet Sitting Tutorials

  • $7.50

    If you're thinking about starting a pet sitting business, this tutorial contains things that you may not have thought of. Includes lists of items you will need before starting your business, considering becoming an LLC, naming your business, and how to determine your start-up costs. (7 Pages)

  • $10.00

    Includes many factors to consider when setting the pricing for your pet sitting business. Explains the importance of setting the boundaries for your service area and tips on how to best do that. Covers advantages and disadvantages of offering discounts and free visits, and methods of payment including credit cards and PayPal. Also gives ideas regarding pricing for extra services such as overnight visits, and itemizing vs. one standard rate for all services. (18 Pages)

  • $15.00

    Advertising your pet sitting business is a must to be successful! Includes 75+ ways to advertise with advantages and disadvantages and how to make the most of your advertising budget with ways that work. Includes many unique ideas on how to get your name "out there" to those in your service area that you would have never thought of. Includes creative ideas for your website and distributing business cards. Not just for pet sitting businesses; includes tried and true ideas for everyone with a small business! (26 Pages)

  • $7.50

    Includes tips on talking to potential clients and setting up the initial consultation to do the pet sitting service contract with them. Discusses dealing with those who are trying to obtain a lower rate or trying to not have an initial consultation. Lists many advantages of pet sitting vs. boarding and other alternatives for potential clients who think pet sitting is a new term for boarding. Includes the First Contact Form (listed above.) (14 Pages)

  • $5.00

    Gives many tips regarding the most important meeting you'll have with the client, and tells what to expect such as ways the client will "test" you around their pets. Covers what to do if you feel uncomfortable accepting the job once you arrive at the home. (12 Pages)

  • $7.50

    Includes tips for pet sitting visits, and what to expect. Gives tips on dealing with pets who are "escape artists" and things you should check for on each visit. Includes two forms: a checklist for the first visit of the service period, and one for the last visit. (15 Pages)

  • $5.00

    Gives many tips on how to stand out above your competition, and providing the best service possible for your pet sitting clients. Includes ideas on things you can do for VIP clients to show your appreciation to them. (13 Pages)

  • $3.50

    Includes examples of circumstances where you should not accept everyone as a client if you're uncomfortable with the situation, and when it's ok to "fire" a client. Also gives situations where your bonding and insurance would not be in effect for the client due to their circumstances. (7 Pages)

  • $10.00

    Explains the advantage of using a perforated postcard to build a reference directory and obtain feedback from your clients. Has an example of a perforated postcard you can use for your own pet sitting business. (5 Pages)

  • $3.50

    Explains the difference in using ICs (independent contractors) vs. employees for your pet sitting business. Covers background checks and gives interview tips for hiring pet sitting employees. (7 Pages)

  • $3.50

    Lists 17 pet-related services you can offer in addition to pet sitting if you would like to expand your business. (5 Pages)

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About Me

I'm Kathie Gray, and I've had pet sitting businesses in three states over a 12-year period. I learned so much during my pet sitting career, and now I'd like to help new and established pet sitters by offering contracts, forms, and tutorials. When I was a brand new pet sitter, I wish these items had been available. I love to hear from pet sitters, and I welcome your E-mails. If you're on Twitter, please follow me there and say hello!

E-mail: PetSittingTips@aol.com

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