What To Tell The Pet-Sitter/boarding facility
Leaving written information for your puppy/dog sitter Boarding Facility is imperative. A sitter/boarding staff can’t possibly remember every little detail you give verbally. If you have a computer, type out each time the sitter comes to the house. Here’s the basic information you should leave:
Puppy’s name – including nicknames
Feeding schedule- please mention if your puppy gulps their food, has food aggression, favorite treats
Usual exercise schedule- walks, play sessions, etc.
Favorite toys and games- if puppy/dog is toy aggressive
Any necessary medication instructions ( review administration of any medication with the sitter before you leave)
A few notes about any kind of “mischief” the puppy/dog tends to
get into and how to prevent it, such as “keep laundry
room door shut to keep puppy out”- any destructive
tenancies- such as chewing dog beds, socks, wood work
Extra safety precautions, such as “No rawhide unless you
The address where you will be, and the phone number, in case
of emergency, or an alternate number to call someone
you can trust to make emergency choices
Copies of current shot records- if boarding make sure your
puppy is up to date on Bordetella shots (Kennel cough), and Canine Influenza Shots ( this is a 2 part shot)
If your sitter comes to your home:
Names and numbers of local emergency clinics in the
area including hours of operation. In case your regular
vet office is closed. Make sure the copy of shot records
has a legible name and address for your vet.
A letter addressed “to Whom it May Concern”. Here’s what
I say in this letter: ( Pet Sitter’s name) has permission to authorize any treatment that a veterinarian deems necessary for my dog , ( dog’s name). I will bear full financial responsibility.
If appropriate, add:
My puppy is up-to-date on his vaccinations. His
Veterinarian is ( name and address included)
If your Puppy has any kind of medical condition a veterinarian should know about, put it in the letter, and date the letter
and sign it. Keep in mind that if a sitter has to take your puppy to an emegency clinic, the veterinarian on duty will need a history.
My regular veterinarian would never require such a letter, but I once heard about an emergency clinic that refused to treat an injured dog without authorization from the owner, who could not readily be reached.
This is included in my puppy kits and why It says puppy so many times. But the information is good solid and needed.
Your going a new puppy so quick?! Well, if you have a good breeder and you find something wrong genetically they will replace said pup. Since there was a litter on the ground when Lorelei failed her test I was promised a replacement puppy. Arya- AR Ja is this puppy. Timing was just weird for when Lorelei went home.
Well, I got to see Myrie’s papa Max! And Our girl Tori from the Critter Crew. Here are some fun photos…
Millie – Arya’s & Lorelie’s Mommy
After we got home she met the whole crew- she walked up to most of them on her own. Went for a walk with “Unky” Lok, “Auntie” Freyia, and “Auntie Penny”. She is doing fantastic. Although having to rampaging babies in the house is interesting. Frankie Kitty and Arya are already best buds. They raced through the house playing it, and then wrestling. Both are currently zonked. My feet are safe for awhile.
Hmmm, I have two mini fuzz balls playing at my feet… Yep, we have a new puppy. She is currently being abused by Frankie kitty. Photos later. Still tired after the drive. Her name is Arya.