Pet Sitting Services
Whether you’ll be gone for a long weekend or several weeks, our pet sitting service has got you covered. Our friendly team is equipped to care for dogs, cats, small animals, and exotic pets. If you hire us, you’ll have peace of mind from the moment you leave your house to the day you return because your pets will be well cared for the entire time.
Pet Sitting Services Packages
At ESP Pet Specialists, we provide a wide range of pet sitting services to families across northern New Jersey. Our packages include feeding, exercising, and administering medication. We’re also happy to take care of your household while you’re gone. For example, we can retrieve your mail, water your plants, take out the trash, and adjust the window treatments as needed. We offer half, full, and multi-hour visits based on the services you request.
Every pet sitting service package is tailored to meet the client’s unique needs, but they all include the following:
- A free initial meet-and-greet with the owner
- Convenient online scheduling and payment management
- Photo journals with itemized checklists logging the services performed during each visit
- Daily emails confirming the scheduled pet care services
- Backup coverage in case of emergency
- Liability and workers’ compensation insurance coverage
To discuss your situation with a dog or cat sitter and start designing your package, reach out today!
How Our Pet Drop-In Service Works
We understand that many pets are more comfortable at home rather than boarding in an unfamiliar place. With our pet drop-in services, your best friends get to stay in the environment where they’re most comfortable while you travel. This allows them to maintain their regular routine, so they’re less likely to get stressed or anxious.
Furthermore, we can ensure there are no interruptions to their normal diet, treat schedule, or exercise regimen.
Wondering how to get started?
Every pet sitting service begins with a complimentary in-home consultation. During this meet-and-greet, we’ll ask about your pets and gather the information needed to ensure they stay safe, happy, and healthy while you’re gone.
After we have everything we need, we’ll show you how to use our convenient online portal to schedule visits, make payments, and manage you and your pets information. Then, using our services is always just a click away!
What to Expect from Our Pet Sitters
We know your fur babies are part of the family, so you can’t leave them with just anyone. All of our pet care professionals are compassionate caregivers who love animals and are comfortable handling cats, dogs, and other pets of any size, with all kinds of temperaments and special needs. After letting us know what your pets are like, trust that your furry friend (and you, of course) will receive the best possible care from true pet care professionals.
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How can I prepare my dog for staying at a boarding facility?
How can I ensure the safety and well-being of my dog while I’m away if I can’t be present?
Make sure to communicate your dog’s needs to your pet care provider. Then, check in often. At ESP Pet Specialists, for example, we send daily photo journals to our pet parents, so they can see an itemized list of all the services their dog is receiving, as well as proof of around-the-clock care. This helps put our clients at ease and ensures a stress-free trip for everyone.
Are there specialized boarding options for dogs with unique needs or medication requirements?
Our Pet Specialists are equipped to care for dogs with all kinds of needs. We will be happy to work with you to develop a personalized routine for your pup, so he or she thrives while you’re gone.
What should I do if my dog has separation anxiety and can’t handle being boarded in a traditional facility?
We would suggest trying private pet boarding services where your pup stays in a comfortable home and gets lots of human interaction on a daily basis. Ideally, your pup will be the only guest. If you have more than one dog, they will all stay together and remain the only guests in the home.
What are the alternatives to boarding your dog at a kennel?
If staying in a traditional kennel environment will cause anxiety for your pup, we recommend private pet boarding or drop-in visits. During private pet boarding, your dog stays with one of our Pet Specialists and is the only guest in their home. With daily drop-in visits, on the other hand, your pups get to stay at your own home.
Do You Tip Pet Sitters?
If you love the service you receive—and we know you will!—you’re more than welcome to tip your sitter. However, doing so is not required. We treat our pet care professionals well because we know how invaluable they are. We also know that taking care of our employees means less turnover, which translates to more consistency for our clients.
What Pet Care Services Do You Provide?
Our pet sitting services include feeding, refreshing water, walking, playing, litter box cleaning, brushing, and administering medication. Additional household services like retrieving mail and taking out the trash are available upon request. We can drop in every day or several times a day, and we can stay for a half hour, a full hour, or multiple hours during each visit.
Will You Administer My Pet’s Medicine?
Yes! Our pet care specialists are trained to handle a host of special needs. Simply provide the vet’s instructions, and we’ll make sure to follow them.
Can You Take Care of Other Animals Besides Cats and Dogs?
We love all kinds of animals! Whether you’ve got an African Grey parrot, a fluffy chinchilla, or a feisty tarantula, we’ll be happy to discuss your needs and determine how best to meet them.
What Areas Do You Serve?
We’re proud to care for pets across northern New Jersey. We travel to communities in both Essex and Morris counties.
We understand that caring for a pet with special needs can be challenging, but your best friend will be in good hands with us. Our pet sitters are experienced and knowledgeable in caring for all types of pets, including those with special needs. We are also equipped to administer certain medication and provide transport to veterinary if needed, so you can rest assured that your pet will receive the care they need while you're away.
Who’s Watching My Pet?
Our pet specialists are seasoned professionals who are highly trained in caring for animals of all kinds. They are more than just employees. They become your partners in pet care and develop long-term relationships that last the lifetime of your pet.
After telling us a little about your pets, Evan, the owner will personally meet for a fee consultation.
How to Find the Perfect Pet Sitter
Finding the perfect pet sitter can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. Here are a few tips to help you find the right person for the job.
- Ask for recommendations from friends, family, and neighbors. People who know you and your pet are likely to have good recommendations for pet sitters who they trust.
- Do your research online. There are a number of websites and directories that list pet sitters in your area. You can read reviews from other pet owners to get an idea of the sitter's experience and qualifications.
- Interview potential pet sitters. Once you've narrowed down your list, it's important to interview potential sitters in person. This will give you a chance to get to know them and see how they interact with your pet.
- Check references. Be sure to check the references of any potential pet sitters. This will give you an idea of their experience and reliability.
- Backup coverage in case of emergency
- Trust your gut. When you're interviewing potential pet sitters, pay attention to your gut feeling. If you don't feel comfortable with someone, don't hire them.
Trust and Safety | Your Dog Is Safe with Us
Our pet sitters are committed to providing your pet with the highest level of care and safety. We take all necessary precautions to ensure that your pet will stay safe and comfortable while you are away.
Here are some of the things we do to ensure your pet's safety:
- We are fully bonded and insured. This means that you can be confident that your pet is in good hands and that we will be responsible for any damages that may occur while we are caring for them.
- We are prepared to give certain medications and provide transportation to the veterinarian if needed.
- We are familiar with pets of all types. We have experience caring for all breeds and sizes, from dogs and cats to puppies and kittens, to senior pets and exotic animals.
- We are patient and loving. We know that every pet is a unique individual, and we take the time to get to know your pet so that we can provide them with the best possible care.
- We are reliable. We will always show up for our appointments on time and we will keep you updated on your pet’'s progress.
We understand that leaving your pet with a stranger can be a difficult decision, but we want to assure you that they will be in good hands with us. We are committed to providing your pet, no matter the type, with the love, care, and safety they deserve.
About ESP Pet Specialists
At ESP Pet Specialists, your pets are our family. Founded by Evan Perlman, our mission has always been to provide exceptional care for dogs, cats, small animals, and exotic pets. We cater our service to best fit each client’s needs and tailor them to the pet’s personality in question. Our friendly and qualified staff offers dog walking, pet sitting, and boarding to families across northern New Jersey.