HappyTails Pet Sitting in Carrollton, Villa Rica - Dogs, Cats

Caring for your dog, cat, and other 4-legged family member. For dog walking, pet sitting, overnight home visits, pet taxi services and more.  

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  • What types of pets does HAPPY TAILS PET SITTING SERVICE care for?
    • Dogs and cats, of course. Also, ferrets, gerbils/hamsters, birds, rabbits, and fish. If you have another type of pet, please contact me to discuss it.
  • Do you care for pets that are "nippy"?
    • While I cannot put myself in danger of being mauled or harmed, some dogs are easily frightened and may show some aggression before they feel safe with someone. While some pet sitters automatically disqualify all but the most passive pups and kitties, I have a lot of experience with animals and feel that protective, defensive, or scared dogs, puppies, cats and kittens just require a little more patience, time, and space.
  • Where does HAPPY TAILS provide pet-related services?
    • Carroll County, Georgia - Carrollton, Villa Rica (up to the Fairfield Plantation), and areas near Bowdon, Whitesburg, and Temple.
  • What forms of payment do you accept for pet sitting services?
    • Currently cash and checks.
  • What are your qualifications as a pet sitter?
    • I love all animals! Of course that's not all, but it is an important start, don't you agree? But there is more - I am fully bonded and insured. I have spent over 7 years caring for and rescuing animals. I am on the Board of the Carroll County Humane Society and have served as its President. In addition, I am very involved with the West Georgia Spay and Neuter Clinic.
  • How do I know that you have visited my home?
    • I leave a detailed note or send an email about each visit. If you are out of town, and it would make you feel safer, just ask and I will be glad to telephone you daily with an update.
  • Is it necessary to meet in order for you to provide services for my pet(s)?
    • Generally yes. It is very helpful for me to be able to meet you and get to know your pet before services began. But there are emergency situations, I know, and in such cases I can do a detailed phone consultation and make arrangements for access to your home.
  • What is the earliest and the latest you can visit (for example, a dog walk)?
    • The earliest visit in the morning hours is 6:00 a.m. The latest visit in the evening would be at 9:30 p.m.
  • What types of medicine can you administer to my pet?
    • I can give you pets all types of medications (including sprays, pills, drops and ointments.). There is no additional charge to administer medications to your pet.
  • Can you keep my pet at your home instead of coming to my home?
    • No. I only offer care at your home.
  • How do I prepare to have you visit my home to care for my pets?
    • There are lots of things that you can do that will help the visit go more smoothly for your pet and for a sitter -
    • 1.  If you have had new keys made, make sure to check to make sure those work.
    • 2.  Provide contact numbers for you and any other family / friends that can be contacted if the need arises (such as an emergency).
    • 3.  If you're leaving town, make sure to clean any dishes in the sink and any dispose of any food in your home and refrigerator that could spoil while you are gone to prevent pest infestations (e.g., ants, roaches) in your absence.
    • 4.  Provide extra food, litter, medications, and any other important items just in case you are delayed in your return.
    • 5.  Tell your sitter what areas of your home are off limits to your pets and the sitter (and secure those areas before you leave).
    • 6.  Leave a list of helpful numbers that a pet sitter can use in case of maintenance or similar needs while you are away - for example, your plumber and electrician.
    • 7.  IMPORTANT! Adjust the thermostat in your home so your pet(s) with be comfortable in your absence because a house that is closed, particularly in the hotter months of the year, can become very dangerous for your pet(s) in a short period of time.