“ Caitlin is the best! Our dogs can be pretty picky but they love her so much. We never have to worry about anything when they are with her, it’s refreshing to have someone who treats them like they are her pets and takes such great care of them. Perna’s rules! “
Drop-in & Pet Sitting Visits in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti
At Perna’s Pet Care we know that leaving your pets when you’re traveling can create an added level of stress. Our aim is to take away that stress for you. We offer dependable service from dedicated pet people. The sitters at Perna’s Pet Care are educated in animal behavior for multiple breeds, and have a keen attention to detail.
What each of our visits include:
-Cleaning litter boxes/cages
-Cleaning around pet area
-Bringing in mail/packages daily
-Water plants (as requested)
-Direct messaging with your sitter through the app
-Home security lights/blinds adjustments
-Potty break/walk as time allows
-Home security check
-Report card with photos after each visit
-Enrichment activities with toys, pre-made kongs, and lick mat
-And of course lots of lovin’ and playtime!
Why Choose Us for Pet Sitting
Relax as you know someone will be checking on your home while you’re away.
Pet Sitting Rates
Whether you’re just gone for the day or on vacation Perna’s Pet Care will be there to take care of your pets.
We require at least 1 visit a day for cats, small caged animals and at least 3 visits a day if you have a dog
We service most of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, please reach out to confirm your are in our service area.
+$5 per visit for puppies under 1 year old
+$6 per visit for holidays and peak days
30 minute Visit
- Good for mixed species homes to allow for potty break or short walk. Also good for pets with specific food needs or medication.
45 minute Visit
- For pets who may need longer play/social time, homes with more than 3 pets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I book with you?
Perna’s Pet Care has a team of dedicated, professional pet sitters and dog walkers to fit your needs.
-Does you neighbor know how to pill a dog or cat?
-Does you family member know what to do if the come across a lose or aggressive dog on a walk?
-Will they bail on you if they decide they want to do something else instead that day?
These are just a few examples of reasons people have come to us after trying other methods of pet sitting. Our sitters are trained to handle whatever they are assigned to, have excellent communication, and will have a backup available if the original sitter is sick or otherwise incapable of working.
Choosing a service company like ours, you get personalized care for you pets where they feel safest- in their own homes! Less stress and anxiety and more comfort! It will also ensure your home is watched and cared for while you’re away giving extra peace of mind.
What happens if there is bad weather?
Safety comes first for humans and pets. Booking within time blocks helps us to be able to make adjustments as needed and if possible visits will be cancelled. For heavy rain or lightening we will try to wait until the storm lets up. Snow and ice might also cause delays.
Perna’s Pet Care has created general guidelines in regards to the weather to protect the safety of the dog(s) and the walker/sitter. Adjustments are made based off specific dog (age, health, breed) as well as other nature related cases such as thunder/lightning, ice/snow, heavy rain downpour, wind chill, and “feels like” high temps in summer months. When temperatures reach below (“feels like”) 30 degrees or above (“feels like”) 80 degrees, walks will be reduced in length/potty break only. Humidity and wind chill will also have an affect. `Full time will still be spent with pets so they receive full length of service. Taking breaks in the shade, stopping for a water break, or soaking the dog in water will be done as needed. Walks/drop-ins might be pushed back due to unsafe conditions. Walker/Sitter will always notify client of these changes.
What is your cancellation policy?
** We will no longer accept Covid-19 as a reason for last minute cancels. We are going into year 3 and know the risks of traveling. Unless there is a government mandated lock down our regular cancellation policy applies.**
Must give 48 hours notice before the first visit of your booking to cancel. If less than 48 hours you will be charged the equal of 2 days booked or the remaining booked visits, which ever is less. The rest will be added as credit to your account.
Early Returns qualify as a cancel and would require the 48 hours notice for all visits.
Rescheduling: A request to reschedule any service is deemed a cancellation and a new service request. As a result, the above cancellation policy shall apply.
The cancellation policy may be waived in certain circumstances and in Perna’s Pet Care sole discretion
Do I get to meet my pet sitter?
Perna’s Pet Care works as a team. A manager will assign pet sitters based on the perfect fit and skill sets. We will do our best to use the same sitter each time.
Booking with a professional service like ours ensures that we have a back up available for emergencies to make sure your pet care is continuous.
Will I always have the same pet sitter?
No, we work as a team here at Perna’s Pet Care. This allows us to accept for last minute requests, be prepared for emergencies, and account for times when your sitter is unavailable. It is also is another way for your pets to socialize with different team members coming to your home.
Will you come at a certain time?
We schedule all of our services within time blocks during the day to account for the sitter’s schedule. There will be a space when scheduling where you can add preferred visit times and we can usually stick to that. We do make puppies and pets with medication a priority.
How do I get started?
Head over to our Book Online page from the menu and schedule a free phone consultation. This will be an introductory chat to go over your needs as well as next steps to getting you fully onboarded. During the call we will schedule a time to meet in person as well.
Let us pam-purr your pets!
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We are dedicated to making sure your pets get the best care possible with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Get started today!