Carey Pet FAQ


What are the benefits of using Carey Pet & Home Care?

Carey Pet & Home Care (Carey Pet) recognizes that each Client—and pet—has his or her own specific requirements. We tailor our care according to your preferences and your pet’s needs. As all our services are “a la carte,” we can create a series of visits to suit your needs. Many veterinarians recommend that pets stay at home while their owners are away. Our in-home care allows your pets to stay in familiar surroundings, maintain their regular diet and exercise routines, avoid stress from being in a loud boarding facility and minimizes exposure to illnesses from other animals. Whether it is for a long trip or for long nights when you are stuck at the office, you will be able to relax—and to really focus on work or fun—knowing that your pet is in caring and capable hands.

Can I have confidence that Carey Pet will take great care of my pets and home?

Absolutely! Our Sitters are subjected to extensive screening prior to joining our team. Our Sitter screening process includes requiring previous pet-related care experience, in-depth interviewing, and completing a thorough background check including criminal, credit, motor vehicle and sex offender registry. All Sitters are bonded and insured covered by Carey Pet. Your personal information and details about your pets and home always remain confidential. House keys are coded anonymously. None of our vehicles have company advertising which prevents people from knowing you are not at home. Our Sitters have extensive experience with a variety of alarm systems ensuring your home is always left secure according to your instructions.

What types of pets does Carey Pet care for?

Carey Pet takes pride in caring for all types of domestic or exotic animals as well as farm animals. We do not discriminate by any breed or any animal. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs, so we can ensure a great match is made.

What services does Carey Pet provide?

We provide a comprehensive menu of pet and home care services to mix and match including: Feed/Potty, Potty Breaks, Dog Walking, Play Time, Overnight In-Home Care, Pet Transportation, Small Farm, Exotic animals, and House Sitting (no pets included). Please visit our Services page for more detailed information.

Can Carey Pet administer medications to my pet?

Many of our Sitters are trained to administer oral, syringe (such as insulin) and topical medication. A more complex procedure, such as subcutaneous fluids, can be administered as a separate service or added-on to an existing service. If your pets have any special needs and you are concerned about whether we can accommodate them, please contact us directly to discuss.

What happens if my pet becomes ill?

In the event of an emergency, we will make every effort to contact you to let you know what happened and that we will take your pet to your veterinarian. If we are not able to reach you, we will follow the instructions you gave us on the Veterinary Treatment/Authorization Form. In the event of an after-hours emergency, we will take your pet to the nearest after-hours veterinary hospital, while continuing to try and contact you and your emergency contact person. Our Pet Sitter will remain with your pet until you are reached, and appropriate action is taken.

Who are your Pet Sitters?

Our Sitter team is made up of a carefully selected group of experienced pet care animal lovers and pet owners. All our Pet Sitters have passed an extensive background check including criminal, credit, motor vehicle, and sex offender registry. Our Pet Sitters are committed to developing a personal and long-term relationship with your pet. All our Sitters are bonded and insured covered by Carey Pet. Please visit Our Sitters page to see our Sitters and read a short bio on each to get to know them better.