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Pawsibilities - Vancouver, WA
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Pawsibilities offers personalized pet care services giving dogs and small caged critters security and love as a part of a family when they cannot be with their own. Care includes a focus on health, nutrition, safety, and lifelong experience with needs related to age, illness, injury, anxiety, play and/or food aggression, and socialization.
As a family, we believe that old dogs can learn new tricks, pets are family, and deserve respect, gentleness, consistency, and self control regardless of breed.
We provide pet services that include:
•Basic grooming (bathing and nails)
•Organic and human grade treats
•Limited in-home care
•Email consultations [*free ~ ask for details]
Questions and answers
- What questions should a customer ask before hiring a professional in your trade?
Will my pet be unsupervised at any time? If so, how do you make sure that they are safe?
How many dogs do you care for at one time? How do you handle issues with multiple dogs?
Don't hesitate to talk to your potential sitter about any concerns that you have. Nothing is too big or small when it comes to easing your mind knowing that your little one will be in capable and loving hands. Talking about it ahead of time is better than worrying about it when you are away.
- What are the most frequent questions you get from customers? What are the answers?
One question that is asked often is how meal time is handled. We make sure that dogs are fed separately so that they do not have to be protective of their space or food. We take care of that for them so that they can eat in peace.
Many pet owners show concern over the safety of their pets while away from home. Working to help cause community awareness of missing animals, we are very aware of the dangers to those lost and wandering. To ensure their safety in an unfamiliar area, we do not allow dogs off leash even if they are off leash at home knowing that they may run to find you.
- What services do you provide your customers after the work has finished?
Consultations are always free to clients. If there is something that I do not know, I will research it to get the information that they need.
I keep in touch by email, social media, and periodic newsletters, as well as passing along updates about our life as a family.
- What would you recommend customers looking to save money?
Private day care and boarding is less expensive than in-home care and multiple visits per day. You also have the security of knowing that your pet is not left without human companionship to ease their loneliness while you are away, and avoid cases of injury that can occur when pets are not supervised. With 24Hr care, you get more for your money when compared to multiple pet visits or overnight stays.
- How did you get started?
I started caring for animals when I was a child. I would walk to a friend's home to feed and care for their dog while they were away.
- What information do you recommend to have readily available before looking for a professional in your trade?
Whatever is important to you should be important to your sitter. Check out online forums or groups in your area to find out what they are talking about, get your questions together, and discuss them with your potential sitters.
- What areas of your trade do you specialize in?
Experienced with pets with special needs whether the need be related to age, illness, injury, anxiety, and socialization, with a focus on animal behavior, pet safety, nutrition, first aid, manners training, and current legislation concerning animals. I also feel that it is important to keep an open mind, learn new things, and pass that knowledge along to others.
- What do you wish customers knew about your profession or trade?
Being knowledgeable about the animals in our care is important, and it is equally important to get to know them and you as a pet parent on a personal level.
Looking for a caregiver who sees your pet as a living being with individual needs as well as someone who is willing to do what it takes to ease your mind as a pet parent will do more good than looking for someone with a list of certifications. Memberships and certifications show involvement in the field, which is always a good idea, yet the most important thing is to find someone who understands your pet and your love for them.
Pet owners feel about their pets the way that parents feel about their children. We want them loved, well fed, protected, and taught to be obedient and polite. Having the mindset that animals are a part of a family as any other member of the family is the first step to proper pet care.