Why Should You Hire CFPS?
That's a great question!
For most people, deciding on who is going to take care of their beloved pets while they are away is a decision not easily made, and is not the same for everyone.
Unlike kennels, pet resorts, day-cares, or even some other pet sitters, CFPS DOES NOT charge per pet! Having a menagerie is a big responsibility (the CFPS family has had many menageries over the years, and still does!). And you certainly don't need every single pet in your menagerie to have a price tag on him or her, which makes you, once again, decide not to go on a much-needed trip!
Unlike with kennels, your pet will get as much special attention and love they can possibly handle, at no additional charge.Yes, kennels DO charge extra for "out" time, personal attention; for your pet to be fed their own food, and to administer their medications! With CFPS, your pet will be comfy at home, with their own food and bed. And you never have to worry about their medication being administered correctly.
Also, CFPS does not require that your pets be up to date on their vaccinations, or to be licensed, like kennels do. It doesn't matter, because your pet is in their own home, spending time with the same companions they always do.
Did you know that once your pet reaches "a certain age" that most kennels and day-cares won't take them? With CFPS, you don't have to worry. CFPS loves senior animals and animals with special needs. Does your kitty not liked to be picked up because of her bad hips? Is your doggy getting a little nippy because he's blind and doesn't know who's touching him? Not a problem. CFPS is very experienced in the needs of seniors and special-needs animals.
Still have more questions? Visit the FAQS page!
CFPS is a true professional pet sitting company. CFPS has proper insurance; designed for pet professionals. This policy includes a Special Property of Others Addendum, which is equivalent to a bond.
CFPS is CPR/1st Aid Certified in ANIMALS, not people...there's a difference.
Also, CFPS is a LLC business on file with the Arizona Corporate Commissioner's office. That said, keep in mind there is no such thing as a pet sitting license...anywhere in the USA! If a sitter says they are licensed...ask them in what? It might be a license to be in business in their city. Maybe the sitter participated in a certification program from one of the national professional pet sitting organizations such as Pet Sitters International (PSI), or National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS), which is completely voluntary, and not a requirement of regular members. But it is not a pet sitting license, and should not be referred to as such. CFPS has no other license because the city of Mesa does not require one for our type of business.
Speaking of PSI or NAPPS, which are fine organizations, by the way. They are very helpful to pet sitters just starting out. They offer marketing exposure, certification, conferences, and many other opportunities to help keep a pet sitter abreast of on trend pet sitting business necessities. But again; these are completely voluntary, and are not a requirement of regular membership. As a matter of fact all pet sitters can participate in these activities whether they are members of these organizations or not. The only difference is the cost of participation. CFPS is not a member of either PSI or NAPPS. Cindy's first pet sitting business was established in 1992...around the same time these organizations started. Most, if not all information offered by these two organizations CFPS has already covered!
CFPS wants to emphasize no matter who you choose to be your pet sitter; you must do your due diligence. Just because a sitter claims to have all of the above, does not mean the sitter actually has it. It is easy for you to check out their claims. CFPS makes it a little easier for you by providing a copy of the current insurance certificate and a list of references. You can also easily check with your state's corporate commissioner to find out if any business is authentic. Also, if a sitter claims they are members of PSI or NAPPS...find out if this is so. Call the organizations and ask. They will tell you.
Finally, realize that an authentic pet sitting business will have insurance, be CPR/1st Aid Certified in animals, have experience in caring for many different kinds of animals, and have standardized policies and prices. But others will stand out as side businesses, or those just wanting to make a "little extra spending money." These can be akin to hiring the neighbor kid to do your sitting for you. Or someone who has a "day job" in addition to pet sitting "on the side."
Do you really want a sitter who makes an unrelated day job a priority over taking care of your pets? Also, most "side pet sitting businesses," and certainly any under-age kid you hire will NOT have decades of animal-care experience, CPR training, insurance and/or bonding. So, do please keep in mind that true professional pet sitters are not in that category, and never will be.
This is what we DO...it is our life.