One of the best things about working at DogBuddy HQ is hosting guest dogs right here in the office. Often hilarious (read: utterly chaotic) and always adorable, doggy cuddles in between meetings is ace! We enjoyed hosting Pablo, a chirpy and endlessly 6-month-old Boston Terrier, and his Mum’s ‘sitter kit’ inspired this blog post – thank you, Kylie!
When booking a dog sitter on DogBuddy.com, we recommend that you include a few things to help your pooch feel right at home straight away. Packing a bag or sitter kit in advance can help you ensure your sitter has everything they need – include a few essentials like food, treats, and their lead for walkies.
As a sitter, looking after a new dog for the first time, there can be a lot to remember. From what time your guest pup usually like to eat, how much exercise they need, and if they need any medication. Dogs get pretty used to their routines, and it’s particularly important for puppies who are still learning. So we really loved this cute idea of Kylie’s – a sitter kit!
Let’s take a look at what she included in Pablo’s kit.
Food portions and treats
Kylie included dry and wet food for Pablo, with instructions on how much food he needed to eat and what time he should be fed written on Post-it notes.
The sticky note on the treat box read: “Pablo’s treats: great for fun and recall” and the note on the dry food box reads: “please feed him half as this is 2 servings. Please feed at 1pm or 2pm”. These handy little notes are a great little idea for reminding your dog sitter about the ins and outs of your dogs routine and diet.
As we were looking after Pablo for day-care, he needed lightweight bowls for food and water that could be packed in a small bag.
We loved these handy bowls to lighten the load when you and your dog are out and about and the little travel fork / spoon was a great addition, too.
Dog sitters might own some of their own hand sanitizer and poo bags, but let’s face it, you can never have enough of these items ready to go.
And the best thing? All the above items, the food, treats, bowls and fork, all fit snugly inside this cute little zip-up bag.
Do you pack up a kit of doggy essentials for your dog sitter? Tell us how you prepare your dog their time away in the comments below, or let us know by posting your pack pics and comments on Facebook or Twitter and remember to tag us @DogBuddyCo.