Why Use a Pet Sitter?

Posted by on July 21, 2013 in Blog

Why Use a Pet Sitter?

Why use a pet sitter?

“Oh, I don’t need one, I have a friend/family member come by and check on my pets while I’m gone.

Great! We want to be able to depend on our friends, our family, and even our neighbors, but there is a truth that separates them from a professional pet sitter.

Your pet is a professional pet sitter’s first priority.

A professional pet sitter has an obligation to care for your pet whether “something comes up” or not.

When you hire a professional pet sitter, you’re hiring someone who has made a  life based on their commitment to the care of animals. Most professional pet sitters not only have pets of their own, they have an above-average passion and interest for animals. A professional pet sitter understands your care and concern as an owner, and will care for your pet with the same love and concern as they do for their own. Hiring a professional pet sitter guarantees that you are hiring someone whose going to think of your pet’s needs before their own.

Professional pet sitters will take care of not only your pet and your interests, but also your home. Most professional pet sitting services will require you to sign a legally binding general service contract and veterinarian release form, and they will also have acquired insurance and bonding created specifically for pet sitters and agencies.

These two reasons alone are those that I feel are the most important factors that separate hiring a professional pet sitter from enlisting the help of a friend or family member.

Some other great reasons to hire a professional pet sitter?

“What’s the difference for the pet between pet sitting and kenneling? I’m sure the pets are just fine in a professional boarding facility.”




Well, if you hire a pet sitter your pets will never have to leave the comfort and security of their own home. This includes the added amenity of never being exposed to kennel related diseases, or having to endure extra vaccinations simply in order to be kenneled.  For many pets, life at the kennel is extremely stressful; this added stress can actually weaken your pet’s immune system and make them even more susceptible to disease. Using a pet sitter will enable your pet to stay on its daily food, exercise and play schedule.

Professional pet sitters provide focused one-on-one personal care for your pets.  When you hire a professional pet sitter, that specialized attention is included in their fee, not added a la carte.  This one on one approach provides the focus needed to spot acute illnesses, changes in behavior or diet, and can prevent medical emergencies when they occur.  This is something that even the most reliable family member or friend likely is not trained to spot.

Professional pet sitters are often certified in pet first aid and CPR.

A professional pet sitter forms a strong bond with your pet. This bond reduces stress, provides your pet with a sense of protection and security, and prevents fear and confusion caused when multiple people are responsible for your pets care.

There are many, many more reasons to hire a professional pet sitter.  In the end, both you and your pets will rest easy knowing that they are in a professional  pet sitters care.  Your pets will spend your vacation playing, snuggling, and enjoying the quiet house, while you relax on a beach in the Virgin Islands, or – in most cases –  work non stop on that company project you’ve had to fly to another state for!


Why use Solgave Animal Solutions as your pet sitter?


Sunniva and Jared bring a unique presence to the professional pet sitting world.  Her gifts as an animal communicator/behaviorist and his lifetime love of dogs, background in human psychology,  and creating unique experiences for clients in the  businesses world make Solgave Animal Solutions a customer focused, extremely professional business.

Members of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, insured and bonded by NAPPS to cover anything and everything related to dog walking or pet sitting in and out of  your home, you can rest assure that you are not only hiring a professional pet sitter, but establishing relationships with people who understand the connection between pets and their owners.



We may not be the longest operating pet sitting or dog walking business in Northwest Arkansas, but what we do offer are the most innovative customized set of solutions out there today. Through sophisticated technology you’ll find the most current and progressive ways of keeping you informed on the nature of your pets. You’ll find out during our free Meet and Greet what all the buzz is about.

Something I think so many don’t consider is the fact that in home pet sitting comes in a variety of ways. 3 visits to your house for 39$ covers the morning, lunch, and dinner hour.  During our professional service contract you’ll let us know what additional features you want to use. If out of town,  it’s very common to have us grab your mail, open and close your blinds, rotate lights, clean out kitty litter boxes or any messes the pets have made. It’s our job to find the solution that works for you but taking care of the home is a vital part of pet sitting. It’s our goal to have you come home to a house as nice (or nicer) than you left it.

You can see that fees are competitive with boarding rates, and allow you to fully customize a plan based on you and your pets needs.

We also offer overnight in home boarding, and “in our home boarding” options for special cases. There is no need to use kennels today with so many great professional options out there. We want you to  make sure whoever you choose  is licensed, bonded, and insured. Ask a lot of questions during the Meet and Greet to make sure it’s a good fit, because the relationship is one that likely will last a long time and we want to match you up to the right company, and if that’s not us, we’ll find one to serve your needs.

The care and attention that we strive to give to our clients is based on our passion to do the very best every day, and wake up the next day trying to do a little better

All of these details are provided to you at that FREE Meet and Greet. No registration fees, no hidden costs.

We back our services with a committed money back guarantee.  If for any reason,  we did not meet your expectations or you find that someone else out there can serve your needs better, then we will refund your money with no questions asked and thank you for the opportunity.

Commitment to excellence is not just a cliché’ to the staff at Solgave Animal Solutions, it’s our ethos.