It all started when I was searching for pet sitters near me. That’s when I fell in love with the idea to open a pet sitting company. The rest is history. DFW Pet Sitting has been serving Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex since 2003. We are insured and bonded. We offer a 100% money back guarantee.
Comparing pet sitters near me and a story about how DFW Pet Sitting was born
Hi, my name is Olga Wharton, and I am crazy about my four-legged babies! When it comes to their well-being, I am a Mama-Bear who will make sure they are safe, happy, and healthy. I knew I took good care of them, but what happens if I needed to stay late at work or travel? Traditional kenneling is not acceptable to me. Caging up my animals and exposing them to other pets’ illnesses will never be a solution for my furry family. Asking friends and neighbors was too much of a hassle. My pets required early morning and late evening walks. Who wants to volunteer their time like this? I couldn’t find any professional pet sitters near me whom I could trust. That’s when I started thinking about creating a reliable pet sitting service for my own fur-kids.
My personal experience with all types of pet sitting companies
Someone recommended a pet sitter to me many years ago. I thought it was the best solution for my pets – she was attentive, thorough, and neat. But she worked alone. Accommodating changes in my schedule and last minute requests were difficult for her. She always overbooked herself during holidays when I needed her the most.
Experience with a large pet sitting company
I thought the service would improve when I began using a larger pet sitting company. But, I found out that these large companies often use independent contractors. My preference was to use employees. There are too many quality issues with contractors. Besides, the contractor turnover with these larger companies was very high. I always wanted to meet the person who’d take care of my four-legged children!
It was then when I realized that pet owners needed a reliable pet sitting and dog walking service. So in September 2003 I gave up my business suit, bid farewell to my corporate banking job, and decided to dedicate my career to my true love: animals.
Experience with a pet sitting app that matches pet lovers with pet parents looking for a pet sitter
Technology is developing in rapid ways, allowing people to connect with each other. So many businesses develop apps and technologies to stay connected with their customers. Pet sitting industry has followed suit. As a result, it’s easy to search for pet sitters near me online and book them without even talking to anyone. Hey, that’s why Uber is so popular, right?
Well, pet sitting is different, and those who don’t foresee it usually pay a very high price. Sometimes their pets are the ones paying that price.
I joined several of those apps both as a pet sitter and as a pet owner. The idea and technology and graphics are amazing. But until you replace people with robots, these apps are not even a competition to DFW Pet Sitting.
Technology can’t respond to a short notice inquiry or a change in schedule request. Software can’t arrange a backup when the primary sitter isn’t available or is having an emergency. A computer can’t guarantee uninterrupted service. Both pets and pet sitters are living and breathing beings who can get sick, get hurt, or have a problem. How do I know that all these part-time pet sitters near me have what it takes to ensure each and every visit?
I am sure there are good and bad pet sitters out there. When we get good ones, we hold on to them tight. We value and cherish them, we treat them well. We tell them how much we appreciate them. And sometimes we also get bad ones. We all do. And it is how we fix those mistakes is what matters the most. Can we detect an issue before it even happens? Can we find a replacement? Are the pets ok? That’s what we do. We keep the service going no matter what happens. We treat your pets as if they were our own.