A Guideline regarding “Mind My Pet At Carers Place” – (so you can decide if this is OK for you!):
If you would like to provide "Mind my Pet at Carers Place" – This means that all Pets are treated as well as/like your own Pet's - In YOUR HOME
You can choose the type of pets you wish to offer this service for, and the clients provide ALL of the following for the entire period of their pets stay:
Food, Bed or bedding, Toys, Treats, Medications.
Before any pet comes to stay with you (or is dropped off for a stay) the pet(s) & their owner will come for a “Pet Interview”.
At this time, both you and the client will talk to each other and make sure that that your environment is safe & secure and that, your family (including your pets if you have them) and the clients pet are compatible.
If either you or the client do not wish to proceed – we look after that and let everyone know the outcome!– no problem!
Now – to offer this service you your family (including pets) need to be OK with pet visitors!
Now for the rest of the criteria for offering this service – your environment needs to be right!
You should ONLY offer this service where IF the pet is outdoors at any time - They are to be safely contained within your yard/property. All carers Yards must have a minimum of the following elements available for the pet's health, care and comfort at ALL times!
Drinking WATER - clean, fresh, clear, easily accessible and adequate quantities available at all times (indoors and outdoors).
Any and all of your Pet(s) should be parasite and disease free (If it is a genetic, age or other non-contagious/communicable disease obviously this is not an issue).
You MUST provide GOOD Shelter from the elements (Sun/Shade/Heat, Rain/Wind/Sleet/Hail/Snow etc) the pet must have access to this shelter at all times if in your yard/property!
In any shelter - good, comfortable, clean and hygienic & parasite free bedding/housing (i.e. no fleas etc! ).
The 'outdoors yard' MUST be secure from escape. i.e. Fences high enough to keep in the pets you intend to care for, Any fence should also have no missing palings or sections & NO GAPS underneath or around access areas. Gates that are not lockable or securable where a pet could work out how to escape.
If you are caring for cats – you should be able to contain the cat completely in your home – if you also have a secure cat run – this would be optimal (please let us know!)!
All areas in the house should be SAFE: No toxins (Chemical or plant) - if you have a POOL/Dam or other body of water, a pet should not be able to access the area unless it is fully supervised by you.
Unless you can offer this level of secure and safe environment - or are prepared to make your environment meet this standard – PLEASE do not offer this service!
We would like to note here that we provide carers with an outline / survey to self access your home – we also offer this service to clients (limited areas at this point) and this acts as a good way to rectify any issues – if you wish to have pet stay.
(At times where dogs being walked they must be kept on a secure lead at all other times other than in your yard.