Local Business Spotlight: Fetch Pet Care of Sarasota
Dogs who need to watch Animal Planet during their dinner? Of course! Jeff Plunkett, General Manager of Fetch! Pet Care Sarasota has been catering to special requests from pet owners since 2007. A major switch from real estate investments, time on the golf course and playing tennis – the decision to open a pet-sitting business was a natural for Jeff. As a long time pet lover and owner, he was impressed by the Fetch! franchise opportunity and brought the concept to Sarasota. Now serving Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Jeff and his hand-picked team of sitters care for dozens of cats and dogs each month. “For us, it’s about meeting the client’s needs and ensuring that each animal is cared for lovingly”. More than just walking a dog or feeding a cat, Jeff’s team is equipped to handle special needs animals, and additional house sitting responsibilities.
We asked Jeff for the essential items everyone should let their sitters know about their dogs. “Sometimes when folks are preparing for travel they can leave out little details like how they handle treats with their dog – how often and under what circumstances. . . we try to maintain as normal a routine as possible for the pet, and treats can be an important part of a dog’s day!” Some other key information for your sitter may be, any neighborhood obstacles or things to be aware of like a barking dog at the corner, or a pack of egrets by the lake.
It’s always a good idea to leave an alternate contact too, like a neighbor who can help out if you can’t be reached. Fetch!’s large professional staff allows for back-up sitters to cover any contingency and flexibility in putting together last minute services. For their clients, Fetch! provides private boarding (in a sitter’s home), in-home sitting (in client’s home) as well as daily dog walk and cat visits. They do not crate pets unless requested by the owner.
Oh and those two dogs that will only eat dinner if the Animal Planet Channel is on? “Not only do they watch it, but they also interact with what is happening on the screen, barking, whining, and otherwise being a part of the show.” All in a day’s work!
Fetch! Pet Care of Sarasota provides a top-of-the-line professional service for clients who seek the best for their pets, such as boarding in beautiful homes with educated families. For information and testimonials from Fetch! clients visit Fetch! Pet Care of Sarasota or call 941-256-0437 or email Sarasota@FetchPetCare.com.