Free Pet Sitting Extras

Free Pet Sitting Extras | Distinctive Pet CareAs professional pet sitters, both your home and your pets are our top priority. Exceptional pet care is not the only part of booking service with Distinctive Pet Care, we include a few free pet sitting extras such as watering plants, collecting mail, and feeding your backyard birds. Here is a list of the free pet sitting extras we offer.


Home Security

Having an “at home” appearance to your house helps your home appear to have someone there during our service which may be a deterrent to potential burglars. We offer light & curtain rotation, as well and TV & radio for sound. We like to keep things as normal as possible while you are gone. We will even provide checks to homes without pets! Ask about our house-sitting services by visiting our contact us page.

Plant Watering

We will never claim to have a green thumb, but we don’t mind tending to and watering your indoor/outdoor plants while you are away. We just need to know which plants needs to be watered and how often. There may be an additional fee added to your invoice if you have large numbers of plants that take away from the care of your pets, but in most cases the service is complimentary!

Trash & Recycle

Placing your trash and recycling out at the curb for pick up is another one of the free pet sitting extras we offer!  Skipping your trash and recycle days can be a sign to potential burglars that you are not home. Leaving the bins full until your return could result in gross smells, bugs, and rodents. Just let us know your scheduled trash & recycle days and we would be happy to follow through!

Backyard Birds

Backyard birding a very popular hobby! Your outdoor feathered friends need care while you are gone too! We will happily refill bird feeder and bird baths while you are gone. We may even enjoy some backyard bird watching while we are caring for your pets.

Mail, Newspapers, & Packages

We don’t want your home to be a target while you are out of town. Having your mail & newspapers pile up is a good indication you are not home. We also do not want anyone stealing your delivered packages. That is why we offer to collect your mail, newspaper, & packages as a free pet sitting extra. Your pet sitter may not be able to carry in large or heavy packages weighing more than 25 pounds, so keep the deliveries within reason.   

Since your pets are our number one concern, free pet sitting extras that will take away from the time your pet receives and the attention they deserve may have a nominal fee may be added to your invoice to cover the additional time it may take to complete the tasks.

Written by Julie Gajewski, CPPS. Julie has been pet sitting and working in the veterinary industry as both a technician and hospital administrator since 1997. She is a pet business consultant and a guest blog writer for pet sitters across the world. She lives in Florida with her husband and furry children, 2 Pugs and 4 cats. You can find out more about Julie here.