How Long Should a Pet Sit Or Dog Walking Visit Be?
So you ask, How long should a pet sit or dog walk visit be from your pet sitter? If you are concerned as to how long your pet sit visit should be, you are in the right place. The perfect length of time really depends on your dog. You know your dog best! I would have to say that the average dog walk is 30 minutes. Anything less that is really not going to make your pet very happy.
I have seen and heard of other pet sitting businesses offer 15 minute pet sit or dog walk visits and to be honest, that is just too quick of a visit. A dog loves to interact with nature on his walk. He likes to take the time to smell the roses and just to be outside in the fresh air. Especially if it is nice day outside and the dog has been indoors all day. By the time the walk is done, your pet sitter will want to freshen up the dogs water and also spend some of the visit petting the dog and talking to the dog. Dogs love that interaction at least 99% of the dogs that Love and Kisses Pet Sitting cares for does.
We have been asked by clients “Can you just DROP IN FOR A QUICK PET SIT VISIT”….My answer to that is “WHY” …why such a quick visit. Your pets need stimulation and the best way to give them that is at least 30 minutes sometimes longer depending on the dog.
Even a cat sitting visit needs to be 30 minutes. Most cats love to come out of hiding and sniff and play and get some LOVE AND KISSES!! By the time litter box is cleaned and fresh food and water is given, its playtime for the kitties.
So, the next time you are planning your vacation, think about pet and how board they are at home ALONE and book your pet sit visit for at least 30 minutes or longer. Your pet will love you. After all, they deserve the love and attention while your gone too.
If you are in the Union County NC area and need a professional pet sitter, Look no further. Love and Kisses Pet Sitting is here for all your pet sitting needs. We have a many packages for you to choose from. Give us a call at 704-763-9857 or click the link below for more information.