|Pet sitter Cat feeder Dog walker Dog sitter Stratford upon Avon Warwickshire STRATFORD PET CARE|
Terms & Conditions
All bookings are subject to an initial FREE, NO OBLIGATION consultation.
I accept cash, cheques (made payable to ‘Stratford Pet Care’) or bank transfers. Sorry, I am unable to process credit card payments.
I cover Stratford-upon-Avon and surrounding areas (including Bidford-on-Avon, Welford-on-Avon, Great Alne, Bearley and Snitterfield). An extra charge of £0.40 per mile round trip will be made if I am required to travel beyond 8 miles from my Stratford base.
For health/safety reasons, I will not walk dogs during thunderstorms or extreme heat. I will provide a ‘let-out’ service instead.
I reserve the right to stop walking a dog if it shows aggression towards people or other dogs.
I prefer not to feed dogs one to two hours before or after a walk because of the risk to your dog of gastric torsion (also known as gastric dilation or ‘bloat’). Deep-chested breeds are particularly at risk and include Labradors, Setters, Pointers and Weimaraners. It is a potentially serious condition where the stomach becomes very much larger than normal – filled with gas, food, liquid or all three. For the safety of your dog, if a feeding is required during my visit then a ‘let-out’ service can be provided instead.
Should you wish your dog to have some ‘off-lead’ time then please request and complete a ‘Dog Off Lead Permission Form’. Thank you.
I advise that all cats remain indoors while their owners are away due to the risk of straying (I am happy to clear and clean a litter tray). However, if you prefer your cat to have free access at all times then please be aware of the risks.
If your pet has a medical condition I can administer oral medicines, or give your animal injections, provided you have requested me to do so & provided detailed instructions.
If possible please inform family, friends & neighbours that I will be caring for your pets/home while you are away.
If you would like me to water plants and put out rubbish please let me know. Also, for security purposes, I can give your home a ‘lived in’ appearance by opening/closing curtains and turning on/off lights. This service is provided FREE OF CHARGE when combined with pet care.
I am happy to send you regular text reports on your pet’s welfare. Please let me know if you would like me to provide this FREE service.
Please provide sufficient provisions (pet food, litter, cleaning equipment etc) to last the duration of your booking.
I use biodegradable dog waste bags (which I carry on me at all times).
Please let me know when you have returned to your home (via email/text/telephone). If you are delayed for any reason then I will continue to provide pet visits until your return (and charge accordingly).
I do not require you to provide food for me for the duration of a dog/pet sitting assignment as I bring my own provisions (but I would appreciate the use of basics such as tea/coffee, condiments, etc).
Copyright: Joanna Lockhart (Stratford Pet Care) 2019