We provide housesitting services as well as boarding options, dog walking, stopping in, and building trusted relationships with each and every one of our clients. We have different petsitting representatives throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky area, and we are happy that you have considered our services!
Limited Boarding (Until Further Notice)
We provide limited boarding (up to 3 dogs at a time) in our home. (Please inquire about address when contacting us from the website). This is an option open to dogs who want a routine home environment, but can grow accustomed to a different space. There is usually always someone present in the home with the animals when being boarded. We follow all of the same routines; walking, eating, playing, medications, etc. A meet and greet is required before boarding dogs, unless it is an emergency situation-in which case we will only consider the animal if it is known to not be aggressive towards other animals (meaning dogs and cats.) Prices are negotiable based on age, size, and number of dogs. We do not provide boarding for cats, only dogs at this time.
There is one small to medium dog and two indoor/outdoor cats who live in the boarding space. They all are very tolerable of all animals, but if the cats need to be put in a different space due to dog aggression, we have an available upstairs space for the cats. There is one large dog bed, two types of large crates and a ramp for our steps, in case your dog has a hard time getting around.
Musts for Boarding
- Get along with other animals (dogs and cats) (can be situational, and we can make it work if the aggression is only towards cats)
- Have records of DA2PL-Parvo Bordetella (Kennel Cough) and canine influenze annually and rabies every 1-3 years.
- Must be treated for fleas to be boarded in the home.
- Make any dietary restrictions clear
- Fill out and sign an agreement
- Bring crate/beds if needed
Bones may be sent with dogs but will be given to dogs separately, as they have been known to cause aggression before. Toys/stuffed animals/kongs preferred. Some toys are provided. Other information is on the agreement!
If you need us for housesitting, we will have someone actually stay in your home with your pets while you are on vacation or out of town. This ensures the comfort of your own home for your pet, and the reliability of two available and local petsitters in the event of an unexpected emergency. We provide overnights, but make proper sleeping arrangements with the owner at the meet and greet. If overnights are not preferred, we can do multiple check ins a day, as well as caring for the house, mail, plants and yard as needed. Each client must sign an agreement prior to their house/petsitting needs, and will have a meet and greet with two petsitters, to ensure back up and extra help. Prices are negotiable depending on mileage, amount of animals in the house and any special requests. We treat your pets like our own and keep the owners updated with daily pictures messages and any questions or stories to share!
For longer housesitting jobs, we add a $20 cleaning fee to the FINAL price, and our housesitters dedicate a significant amount of time to ensure quality cleanliness upon the owner’s arrival.
Check ins during the work day are $15 per half hour and $25 per hour with the animal (mileage may be factored in if petsitter lives far from owner). Check ins include, but are not limited to:
- Letting dogs out in yard
- Feeding (Need Specific Instruction)
- Medications (Need Specific Instruction)
- Walks (Need Specific Instruction)
- At home playtime and lovins!
Check ins for housesitting-if the owner is out of town or on vacation-are $20 per visit. (Three check ins a day= $60 a day). The minimum time limit for the petsitter to stay for these check ins is 45 minutes, but the petsitter must expect to have delays and stay as long as needed. Owner must specify the pet’s schedule in agreement prior to the first check in.
Meet and Greets
Meet and greets are when the pet sitter and client meet prior to their service (usually closer to the service so the animal is familiar when the pet sitter returns alone) to sign an agreement and get a rundown of routine, see where everything is and address concerns. We aren’t only trying to see if we are a good fit for your pets, but we are also trying to see if we are a good fit for the client—after all, we are watching a close family member of our clients and we want them to be completely comfortable with the idea of an acquaintance coming into your home. We also make sure the pet sitter is comfortable with the expectations and go over any concerns.
Leaving your pet in another’s hands shouldn’t be hard, stressful or anxiety ridden. It should be a simple transaction where everyone is on the same page and the pet’s care is priority. This is why, unless there is an unexpected emergency situation, Pawsitive Petsitting will always have a meet and greet with our clients beforehand to assure professionalism, comfort and satisfaction.
Special Requests (All Prices Are Negotiable)
- Transporting dogs from one place to another
- Weddings, Events, Photo Shoots
- Chauffeuring dog to daycare services or obedience school appointments
- Daytime Doggy Care (Limited Boarding, Limited Availability)