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    I work pretty long hours during the day which means Finn and Tate are left at home alone. Tate is not confined and has free reign of the living room whereas Finn is crated. I just got the new play-pen for Finn though which means he has more room besides the crate to walk around in ,so he's not cramped in the crate for 10 hours a day.

    Now I'm thinking of hiring a pet sitter to drop by once a day. This lady charges by the hour so she'd spend the hour with the boys, take them out for potty, and maybe even take them for a walk. My question is, what's a good time for her to drop by? I leave work around 7:15am and get home around 5pm on most days. Should I ask her to come smack in the middle of the day, like at 12noon? The other thing is, Finn still has pee accidents (Tate doesn't), and that's the main reason why I wanted a sitter. So, I'm trying to target the time she comes with the best time for Finn to have a potty break (and hopefully he won't pee inside the house at all).

    If anyone has any thoughts or ideas, please share!




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    Default Re: Thinking of hiring a Pet Sitter...

    I go to work at 6:30 & get off at 7 at night. 2 days on, then 3 days off etc.

    I feed Murphy at 3:30 when we get up, he potties then immedeitly lays down for a nap while I'm getting ready.
    He is crated from 6:15 to 11-11:30.
    He is 8 months old and does really well with that.
    I feed him, he potties and we play for the rest of the lunch hour.

    Then when I leave after the hour he usually gets put in his big play pin, which he sleeps in his attached crate anyways. Lazy boy!
    But I give him peanut butter on a kong bone before I leave, so he is occupied.

    Then my husband gets home at 3:30ish.
    He potties immedeitly.

    That's our schedule, but he is a very lazy bulldog.
    If we aren't around he sleeps.

    I would say directly half way through your shift to have someone come and check on them

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    Hi @cali baker It sounds to me like 12:noon would be about right. That would leave 5 hours in the a.m. after you leave,and the same before you come home. But what is their schedule when you are home-when does he seem to go the most? Also, make sure you get plenty of references(and speak to them,too) your babies are very valuable to you.(and thieves,too)
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    Default Re: Thinking of hiring a Pet Sitter...

    thank you, @Manydogs Lynn! Yes, you're right about getting the references, etc...At times I'm a little too trusting. This lady is someone i emailed two years ago and she lives in the neighborhood. I used to use a dog sitting agency so I'm also thinking of going that route. This was when the boys were puppies.




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    Sounds like a great idea, I was thinking about doing that for a job myself… Lol I think noon would be the perfect time, I hope everything works out!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    Sounds like a great idea, I was thinking about doing that for a job myself… Lol I think noon would be the perfect time, I hope everything works out!!!
    can i hire YOU, Tracey?! shucks, too bad you live too far. Seriously, it can be challenging finding someone trustworthy AND responsible!




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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    can i hire YOU, Tracey?! shucks, too bad you live too far. Seriously, it can be challenging finding someone trustworthy AND responsible!
    Are YOU kidding me, I would absolutely LOVE it… Not sure if Ray is ready to live back in CA again… Lol Have you checked on Care.com?

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    There is also a sight called Dog Vacay, I believe.
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    Our sitter is asked to come anywhere between 11:30-1:00. Lewis crates them at 6:15am and i get home between 4:00-4:30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    I work pretty long hours during the day which means Finn and Tate are left at home alone. Tate is not confined and has free reign of the living room whereas Finn is crated. I just got the new play-pen for Finn though which means he has more room besides the crate to walk around in ,so he's not cramped in the crate for 10 hours a day.

    Now I'm thinking of hiring a pet sitter to drop by once a day. This lady charges by the hour so she'd spend the hour with the boys, take them out for potty, and maybe even take them for a walk. My question is, what's a good time for her to drop by? I leave work around 7:15am and get home around 5pm on most days. Should I ask her to come smack in the middle of the day, like at 12noon? The other thing is, Finn still has pee accidents (Tate doesn't), and that's the main reason why I wanted a sitter. So, I'm trying to target the time she comes with the best time for Finn to have a potty break (and hopefully he won't pee inside the house at all).

    If anyone has any thoughts or ideas, please share!
    I got excited when I saw the title I thought I was going to read your coming to visit me in Australia and needed someone to sit with the boys.

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    That's one of the reasons I got married. Let Weesie do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ftse 100 View Post
    I got excited when I saw the title I thought I was going to read your coming to visit me in Australia and needed someone to sit with the boys.
    Oh Julie, I WISH!!!

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    Well, I've emailed 3 different people in my neighborhood who say they are "pet sitters". Will see what happens!




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