In-home sitters in and near Watford for your next trip

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Whether you have to travel last minute for a family emergency or you have a holiday planned, leaving your furry friends behind when you travel can be nerve-wracking. This is especially true if you have older or nervous pets. An in-home pet sitter can help to keep your pets calm and happy while you are away and give you the peace of mind that you need to relax and enjoy your time away. These pet sitters in and around Watford are experienced, passionate, and reliable.

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1. Cat Sitter Phil

Serving species
Food water Mobile service Pick-up/drop-off Litter box cleaning Cage cleaning Overnight in home stays

Phil Glazer built Cat Sitter Phil after a lifetime of caring for his own cats. A self-certified cataholic, he is truly passionate about feline care and is flexible with his customers. While the business mostly provides daycare and pet sitting in the form of visits to homes, he can provide overnight care and house-sitting services upon request. Phil also has two fully trained and highly experienced pet sitters on-call for busy periods.

Phil is certified in pet first aid and is insured to provide in-home pet-sitting services in England.

2. Pet Sitting Croxley

Serving species
Dog Cat Small Animal
Food water Dog walking Litter box cleaning Cage cleaning

A pet sitting and dog walking business based in Croxley Green and less than 20 minutes from Watford, Pet Sitting Croxley offers a comprehensive service for cats, dogs, and small animals. Their team provides empathetic, in-home care that includes plenty of love and play in addition to the basics of feeding, refilling water, giving medication, and cleaning litter boxes. They will also undertake basic house-sitting duties, such as making sure your plants are watered and your home is secure when they visit.

Pet Sitting Croxley is a fully insured and bonded pet-sitting service that operates in and around Watford.

3. Fuzzy Buddies

Serving species
Cat Dog
Food water Pick-up/drop-off Dog walking Litter box cleaning Cage cleaning Overnight in home stays

Fuzzy Buddies, previously Feline Friend Sitters, offers comprehensive and compassionate pet sitting, dog walking, and pet chauffeur services in and around Hertfordshire. Their pet sitters are passionate, knowledgeable, and reliable. They can visit your pets daily, multiple times a day, or stay in your home with them to provide overnight care. During each visit or stay, they will provide food, water, exercise, and play as well as any medications that are needed. They will also ensure that your home is secure and tidy by collecting mail and doing other small house-sitting tasks.

All Fuzzy Buddies pet sitters are fully insured and bonded.

4. Pet Relief

Serving species
Bird Cat Dog Reptile Small Animal
Food water Kennel boarding Mobile service Dog walking Litter box cleaning Cage cleaning Overnight in home stays

Based in Hemel Hempstead, just a 30-minute drive from Watford, Pet Relief is a comprehensive pet and house-sitting business that can take care of everything while you are away. Whether you need someone to check up on your pets while you are at work or someone to stay in your home with a nervous or elderly pet while you are on holiday, their pet sitters will be happy to help. Besides providing food and water, they play with, exercise, and administer medication to your pets, as well as clean litter boxes and cages and maintain the security of your home while you are away.

The sitters at Pet Relief are fully insured and bonded.

5. The Lead Role

Serving species
Food water Daycare Kennel boarding Dog walking Overnight in home stays

Sometimes finding a sitter to come to your home isn’t possible. In these cases, The Lead Role in Watford stands ready to provide the best of both worlds. Offering in-home sitting in their own family home, the couple that runs The Lead Role provides empathetic, reliable, and comprehensive care for dogs of all ages and sizes in their own home. They will feed, walk, play with, give medication to, and spend time with your dog while you are away, giving you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your best friend is well-loved. They also offer daycare services if you need someone to take your dog for a day at short notice. The only restrictions that they have are that they will not take females who are currently in season or unneutered male dogs.

The Lead Role is fully insured and bonded. Contact them for more information.

Prepare your pet for a stay with the sitter

If your pet is not used to you being away, separation can be tough. Thankfully, professional pet sitters know how to deal with nervous or anxious pets and can generally settle them down and keep them happy until you return. However, there are some cases in which it can be harder. Pets that are very old or have nervous disorders may find it tough to be alone with someone they don’t know well. As such, arranging a meet-and-greet with a prospective sitter is generally a good idea. Getting to know the sitter can make your pet feel a little better. If you have serious concerns about your pet, however, and you are worried that their health may suffer as a result of stress, book a virtual vet appointment with Vetster to discuss what you can do to minimize the risks.

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