Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I hire a pet sitter?


A pet sitter is a better option for your pets care because:

  • Your pet remains in a familiar, secure environment where all the sights, smells, and sounds are familiar.
  • They will continue their normal diet and exercise routine.
  • They will not be traumatized by travel in a vehicle or experience being left in an unfamiliar place.
  • Your pet receives love and personalized attention while you are away.
  • Most importantly, your pet will not risk illness or injury, both of which are risks of being in a kennel or boarding facility.
There are also benefits for you, the pet owner:
  • You won't be inconvenienced or upset by taking your pet to a kennel.
  • You don't have to impose upon a friend, neighbor or relative - someone who is not bonded and insured.
  • Your home is made more secure by the crime-deterring measures we provide.
  • You can utilize other special services we offer free of charge - such as watering plants & bringing in mail.
  • You can leave home with the confidence that your pet and home are in capable, professional, caring hands.
Perky Paws Pet Sitting has proudly served the area since 2010. Please view our Reviews page to see what our clients have to say!




What is your service area?


We provide service to most areas in Chambersburg, Fayetteville, Scotland, parts of Shippensburg and close surrounding areas. If your home is not in our service area, please contact us to discuss your needs.




Can I meet you first?


Yes! We require a free in-home meet & greet prior to service beginning. This gives us the opportunity to meet you, your pets, and we can learn about their habits and what exactly they need while you are away. It also provides you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. If you would like to schedule a free in-home meet & greet, please Click Here.




Are you bonded and insured?


Yes, we are fully bonded and insured, and are a proud member of Pet Sitters Associates and Professional United Pet Sitters. We take responsibility for your pets and possessions when you put them in our care. That means that your property and your pets are fully covered, should anything occur while in our care. Having these policies in place shows a level of professionalism and commitment that you can trust.




How can I be sure my pets and home are safe while I'm away?


You can rest assured that Perky Paws Pet Sitting cares a great deal about the safety and security of your home and your furry companions. We have been providing trustworthy service to the area since 2010. We are bonded and insured for your home & pet’s protection. We are proud members of Pet Sitters Associates, and Professional United Pet Sitters. Not to mention the fact that we are pet owners and animal lovers ourselves, and understand the importance of their care.




Can I contact you while I'm gone?


Absolutely! Your client portal is the quickest way to reach us, but you may also call, text, email or message us on Facebook anytime. We'll do our best to respond in a timely manner. During our initial meeting we will explain your new client account in detail. After every visit you'll receive a report card with photos and what we did during our visit. Our clients LOVE this about Perky Paws!




Do you come at the exact time I specify?


Our visits are scheduled within 3 hour time blocks so that we are able to easily schedule our multiple pet sitting jobs each day. If you are out of town, we will always be conscious of the time between visits to be sure your pet does not have to wait longer than normal for a potty break. We will do our very best to stick to your pets normal routine. These times will be discussed during your meet & greet.




What type of pets do you care for?


We care for:

  • Dogs - all sizes and breeds, no restrictions
  • Cats
  • Small animals (hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas, ferrets, rabbits, flying squirrels)
  • Birds
  • Reptiles
  • Mini-Pigs
  • Chickens
  • Goats
  • Large animals (farm)
  • Fish
  • If your pet isn't on this list...just ask!




What services do you provide?


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Do you have references?


Yes, we have references available upon request. We also have many reviews on multiple platforms.




How much time do you spend with my pet?


Our dog walking visits are available in 20 minute and 30 minute increments. Our pet sitting visits are available in 20 minute, 30 minute, 45 minute and 60 minute increments. Overnight visits are at least 12 hours in length. We often spend more time with your pet, it's just dependent on our schedule at the time.




What forms of payment do you accept?


We presently accept all major credit cards, cash or check. You will receive an invoice in your Client Portal, which can be paid via the portal, or leave payment on the counter for us to pick up at our first visit. A receipt will be available in your account.




Do you charge extra to administer medication?


If medication is administered as part of a pet care visit, there is no additional charge for pilling, transdermal, inhalers or injections.




Do you work holidays?


Yes, we book appointments on holidays, however we do have a holiday fee of $10 per day on major holidays. These include New Years Eve, New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.




How do I contact you for services?


You can give us a call at 717.693.1488, send us an email at contact@perkypawspetsitting.com or simply submit an inquiry on our website here. We will do our best to respond within 48 hours. Thank you for your interest!





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