How Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters Help Working Professionals

February 19, 2024
By: Adriana Valle

In the past few weeks, we’ve covered how dog walkers and pet sitters help pet lovers. From new moms to busy families and retirees, Shoreline Happy Paws and similar companies are a life-saver when life gets busy. Some of the busiest pet parents we know tend to be working professionals because many of them have families at home, juggle demanding professional commitments, and, often, have to take work-related travel. If you are a working professional who is climbing the ladder while also trying to meet your pet’s needs or are hoping to acquire a pet in the near future, this blog is for you. Here goes: How Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters Help Working Professionals.

How Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters Help Working Professionals: Long or Irregular Work Hours

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While most dog walking services are provided midday, Monday through Friday, most in-home pet care services like ours offer services 7 days per week, morning, noon, and evening. By engaging the services of a professional dog walker or pet sitter, you have a pet care provider on call for days that you cannot tend to your pet’s care needs.

Whether we are coming by to take your dog out for a walk and potty break on a long workday or stopping by in the evening to feed and walk your dog so you can attend a work event, dog walkers and pet sitters are there for your pets when you cannot be, even with short notice, if needed.

How Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters Help Working Professionals: Work Travel

In addition to the demands of work and life, dog walkers and pet sitters help working professionals during work travel. Whether you’re attending a conference, trade show, meeting, or more, count on your dog walker and pet sitter to handle your pet’s care back home so you can focus on the task at hand.

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Professionals love our travel pet care services because the pet stays home, eliminating the drive to and from boarding. In-home pet sitting also has the benefit of working well with early departures and late arrivals – we come in a few hours after your flight to walk your dog and all you had to do was leave the leash where we can find it.

While in-home pet care is essentially the easiest travel pet care option for pet parents and the most comfortable for the pet, pet parents must establish a relationship with a pet care provider before their first trip. It’s also important to reserve services in advance, especially if your work travel dates overlap peak travel periods like holidays, spring break, and summer vacations.

How Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters Help Working Professionals: Seamless Communication

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In addition, having an established relationship with a pet care provider like Shoreline Happy Paws allows you to make the most out of our awesome services and technology. We use an outstanding software called Time to Pet for new client registration, pet care requests, payment, and visit updates. By centralizing your information, pet care guidelines, emergency contacts, visit schedule and more, you set us and your pet up for success while you’re working or traveling.

Like us, Time to Pet prioritizes exceptional service and data security, therefore your personal and pet info are only accessible to pet care providers that are involved in your pet’s care. Plus, Time to Pet has a fantastic mobile app that allows us to keep in touch as much or as little as your work and travel schedule allow.

How Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters Help Working Professionals: Planning Ahead

Again, the best way to ensure that a dog walker or pet sitter can help out when you need it is to establish a relationship with them from the time you acquire your pet. By having a trusted pet care provider on your pet care team, along with your groomer and veterinarian, for example, you ensure that we have your home keys or access codes on file, know your pet and their routine, and have all your information in place for when you need pet care services.

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We are confident that our dog walking, dog hiking, and pet sitting services offer benefits to both the humans and their pets. For this reason, we urge you to consider engaging our services to help make pet parenting easier while you focus on your career and other responsibilities.

Our services are customized and scheduled according to our clients’ needs and preferences. Existing clients may book by logging in to your client profile. If you are new to Shoreline Happy Paws and would like to discuss your pet care needs, please create an account. We will be in touch to further discuss your due date, practice visits, etc. to set you and your pet(s) up for success.

Shoreline Happy Paws serves the following areas of the Connecticut Shoreline:

  • Old Saybrook
  • Essex, Ivoryton & Centerbrook
  • Deep River
  • Chester
  • Westbrook
  • Clinton
  • Old Lyme
  • East Lyme
  • Niantic

Certain Parts and Certain Service Hours in:

  • Lyme and Madison
  • Waterford, New London, Groton
  • Uncasville, Gales Ferry, Mystic, Noank 

We wish you all the best in your parenting journey and look forward to being a part of your village!

By Adriana Valle

Adriana is the owner and Chief Pet-Loving Officer at Shoreline Happy Paws. She has been a Professional Pet Sitter for over 10 years.

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