Vacation time is here, and while you love having the company of your precious pet, it's not always possible to take him or her with you. Fortunately, there are plenty of caring, experienced animal lovers in Des Moines who will give your pet lots of TLC while you're gone. We've put together a list of some of the top pet sitters to contact when you're planning a trip.
Fetch! Pet Care
1099 - 58th Street
Fetch's slogan assures you that, "We've got your tail covered!" Their professional pet sitters will come right to your Springs Apartments home so your pet doesn't have to leave his comfortable surroundings. All sitters are bonded, insured and background-checked and they provide a free in-home consultation so sitter and pet can get acquainted.
Capital City Dog & Kitty Pet Care
Capital City is an independently owned in-home pet sitting service run by Aaron and Molly and their "mascot" kitty, Tux. If your pet gets exceptionally anxious while you're away, Capital City offers an overnight service for one low fee that includes all pet-sitting activities. The "almost overnight" service provides two visits, one in early evening and one in early morning.
Trustworthy Pet and Residence Service
Owner Chris Wolfe was inspired by "dog whisperer" Cesar Millan when he decided to open his holistic pet-sitting service. Wolfe is a canine behavioral specialist who can assist with natural health care in areas such as food, exercise and behavior. One of the activities they offer is a hike through a state park with the chance to swim in a clean, beautiful lake.
If you have to travel frequently, you may prefer that your pet develops familiarity with a regular sitter. Abbey is the owner and sole employee of DSM Pets, and she personally handles all jobs. She is fully insured and has completed pet first aid training.
Paws at Home Pet Care Co.
Paws at Home was founded by mother-and-daughter team Polly and Amanda, who bring years of both professional and personal experience caring for animals. They refer to their sitters as "nannies" who are happy to provide quality individual care for your beloved pets.
If you would like more information on selecting pet sitters, contact the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (856.439.0324) or Pet Sitters International (336.983.9222).