FAQ

  • Why choose a professional pet sitter?

    Your pet will follow their normal routine-- surrounded by the sights, sounds, and smells of their own home, which helps reduce stress while you are away

    You won’t have to feel like you’re intruding on your friends’ or neighbors’ lives to ask them to care for your pets…just ask us! Not only do we LOVE to take care of your pets, it’s our PROFESSION!

    Your pet receives one on one personal attention and love while we are there.

    You can feel confident that your pet is safe at home in loving and capable hands, by trained professionals.

    You can take advantage of the additional services we offer such as plant watering, taking in the mail, light rotation and house security check.

  • Why choose SouthPaw Pet Sitting?

    We back up our love and dedication to the care of your pets with the most current information on pet care. SouthPaw frequently attends industry conferences to learn what’s new in the pet care world. Past conferences and lectures include: Quest, Pet Sitters International annual conference; the Mid-West Veterinary conference; Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital behavior lecture series; & Ken McCourt dog body language lecture series. We’re also certified in pet first aid.

    Best reason of all: your friends and neighbors already trust us! We’ve been recognized in the community for our outstanding care: Named “Best Dog Walker” by AkronLife Magazine; “Best Pet Sitter” Fox 8 Hotlist; Angie’s List, superior rating; and one of Beacon's "Best in Pet Sitting".

  • What kind of pets do you care for?

    We offer dog walking and companion animal pet care.

  • How do I set up pet care with SouthPaw Pet Sitting?

    First step is to schedule a meet-n-greet with us, and fill out a house & pet profile form. We’ll ask you questions about your pets’ routine, location of food and supplies, get a layout of the house, and veterinary information. We’ll also need emergency contact numbers. The meet-n-greet usually takes around 30-45 minutes. At this time we’ll get a key and tag it with your pets’ names.

    Second step? Book your visits! Most clients prefer to leave their key on file with us, so scheduling is a breeze. Key pick-up and drop off is available, for an additional charge.

  • How do I pay?

    We currently accept personal checks and cash. We leave a “daily diary” after our visits, with an invoice after pet care is completed. Daily dog walking clients can set up bi-weekly or monthly payment options.