Our Pet Philosophy
At K-9 Kats, it has always been our belief that pets are more than just companions; they are our friends, our family and, in a sense our teachers. It is this reasoning that sets K-9 Kats apart from other pet sitting services. We do not simply walk your dog, visit with your cat or administer medications. Instead, we encourage our team of pet sitters to become part of your extended family. The K-9 Kats team always takes the time to form a connection and strong bond with your pet(s). This is what we believe pet sitting is truly about.
~I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness or abilities that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. – William Penn
There are many advantages to choosing a pet sitter. Pets are able to keep their daily schedules. Feeding times, medication, and walks remain consistent. Our furry, feathered and finned companions, like humans, have particular habits. They take their cues from surroundings that are familiar. For a ‘special needs’ pet, administering medication in a non-stressful environment is a preferable choice. In fact, nothing is better than the comfort of one’s home. Home provides familiarity, security, and maintains routine. In those instances when you need to be out of town, we provide Vacation Day Sits & Overnights. And we not only look after your pet but your home as well. Relying on the competence of K-9 Kats relieves you from inconveniencing others so you can enjoy yourself when you’re away. Keep in mind the benefits of receiving in home pet care. Your pet is not exposed to illness as it might be in a kennel, animal hospital, or animal boarding facility. Your pet will receive individual care, attention, and play that is not available in a larger, more impersonal location. Most importantly, your pet will benefit from our expertise in animal behavior and health. You can be confident that K-9 Kats will deliver quality care each and every day that you are apart from your best friend.
K-9 Kats is a member of Pet Sitters International, National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and is insured & bonded through Business Insurers of the Carolinas. At K-9 Kats we do not take hiring new team members lightly. We require that all sitters be background checked, that they be insured & bonded, Red Cross Pet First Aid Certified, have been a pet parent themselves, and have volunteered with an animal rescue organization or shelter. In addition, many of our K-9 Kats team members are trained in administering sub-q fluids, insulin injections, and oral & topical medications. Prior to new sitters officially joining our team, they undergo a 2 week trial period that consists of teaching K-9 Kats unique pet sitting approach, training in K-9 Kats standard protocol and hands-on interaction with pets.
K-9 Kats is proud to announce that we have recently joined forces with 911 VETS® as their designated & official pet sitting service. What does this mean for you and your companion animal(s)? As our extended family you now have complete access to all the added benefits of a mobile vet visiting your home. If your pet needs an exam, vaccines, or blood work, not a problem! You now have the convenience & luxury of all these services being performed in the comfort of your own home by a vet we know and trust. On top of that, 911 VETS also has a clinic with state of the art veterinary equipment. Additionally, the K-9 Kats team is always happy to taxi your pet friend(s) to the clinic if necessary. If ever an emergency arises with your beloved companion, 911 VETS is a phone call away. Worrying about your fur, finned and feathered babies while you’re gone will quickly become a thing of the past. Visit 911 VETS today!
Services & Rates
K-9 Kats offers pet sits & doggie walks uniquely designed and tailored to meet the needs of your pet companion(s). We offer the flexibility of creating programs that are custom made for each and every one of your furry, feathered or finned buddies. Below you will find a list of our services. To begin the consultation process, please print and complete our Questionnaire and Service Agreement.
Please note: all inquiries for pet sitting and dog walking services are not booked until after a K-9 Kats consultation has taken place. Additionally, K-9 Kats requires that all paperwork be completed and signed before any pet sit services may be provided.