We recently spoke with our friends at Fetch! Pet Care to find out what they are doing and how residents can utilize Fetch! Pet Care’s expertise.
Tell us a little about COVID-19 Readiness at Fetch! Pet Care.
Fetch! Pet Care has recently implemented enhanced, CDC-compliant safety procedures. These procedures reduce the spread of germs, help “flatten the curve” of virus transmission, and confine our Pet Sitter’s movement within the client’s home.
Through the Corporate Fetch! Safety Certification Program that was created specifically for this current health crisis all sitters are encouraged to certify. We are proud that all Pet Sitters at Manassas our now certified for your peace of mind.
Clients are encouraged to set up sanitation stations at the entrance of their home. Pet Sitters follow step-by-step instructions for performing a dog walk or pet visit to ensure the client’s home and health are protected. We provide masks to our sitters to wear at assignments.
What makes Fetch! Pet Care of Manassas different from the competition.
Fetch! Pet Care is a national pet sitting and dog walking franchise that has been in the industry for 18 years. At Fetch! Pet Care of Manassas we hold ourselves to a higher standard of pet care service and client relations. We back up all our services with a 100% money-back guarantee. Our sitters are employees of Fetch!, not Independent Contractors like most of our local competition. This produces a highly trained staff of pet sitters who are held accountable through our performance appraisal process.
We are very selective about who we hire. Candidates go through a three-step recruiting process that tests their level of competency on animal behavior and care, problem-solving skills, and technical skills in handling pets. After we hire a candidate, they are required to take our online training program which grades them on each module of training taken. They are then given hands-on training on the Fetch! way of pet care. We also have a Policy & Procedures manual for quick reference.
Fetch! has a full interactive proprietary app that is used by clients, sitters, and office. It is a one-stop-shop and communication tool that is amazingly effective and saves time for the client and sitters alike. The client can schedule and make modifications to services 24/7. This allows them to have access to their invoices and can pay their bills and they can communicate with management and their sitters.
Clients receive journals immediately after each scheduled service has been completed by the sitter with:
- The time arrived and time of service completed
- Checklists and notes on what happened on the visit
- Pics of their precious family members
- GPS route of where their dog has been walked
How has the Pandemic affected Animal Rescues?
Animal rescues across the country saw a spike in adoptions and foster applications at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, but this has presented a particular challenge when people eventually go back to work.
Dogs require daily exercise and potty breaks throughout the day. Who will walk your new pup when you return back to work? Even if you work from home, dogs require a consistent schedule. The convenience of having a dog walker to walk your dog allows you the benefit of being focused on work without interruptions. We can help with your new furry family member after you return to work with our client customized dog walking services. Let us walk the walk for you! Our professional, loving dog walkers will come to your home, leash up your furry friend and take them on a walk during a 15, 30, 45, or 60-minute visit. Whether your pup needs a quick bathroom break or some daily exercise we have a service to suit your needs.
For more information or to answer your questions, visit https://www.fetchpetcare.com/manassas/ or call 571-364-7250