Police Checked and Insured
Both Todd and Lesley have recent police clearances and full public liability insurance. This includes up to $10,000 worth of pet cover. Hobby sitters either have no insurance or a minimal policy through the website they are registered with.
Your home and pets are completely covered in the care of VIPets.
Experienced and Trained
Lesley drives the Animal Ambulance for the SPCA on Mondays so is constantly learning new skills in animal rescue and receives ongoing training in the field of animal welfare. She has also been volunteering at Dogwatch Sanctuary Trust finding homes for abandoned pound dogs for over a year. Due to this she has extensive dog handling experience with a variety of breeds that come from many different backgrounds.
Lesley and Todd have a lifetime of pet care experience and six years house and pet sitting between them. Lesley is a full time, professional, dedicated pet care provider with a wealth of experience in this field.
This experience and training could save your pet’s life in an emergency. You will not get this with a hobby sitter.
Client Portal Access
Your information is entered into our pet sitting portal, which serves as a secure database for all you and your pet’s information. We have all your details kept securely on iPhones, so no-one other than us can access your sensitive data. All customers are given access to the VIPets portal, where any information you enter is available to VIPets at all times. This ensures your requests are followed to the absolute letter and makes it very difficult for anything to be missed or forgotten.
All visits are scheduled through the portal and the schedule is emailed to the sitter first thing every morning. This ensures no pet is missed and left stranded without a potty break or a scheduled feed. You can be sure and safe in the knowledge your sitter will actually show up to do the job you have entrusted them to do.
To protect your home, we use our own personal cars for service. We would love to sign-write our cars for the added exposure while we drive all over Christchurch, but it’s a dead giveaway you are away on holiday when an obvious pet or house sitter pulls up to your home every day. One of your house keys is always kept at our office in case of emergencies with a secure code assigned to you so only we know who the key belongs to.
Here at VIPets we are committed to continually learning and furthering our experience to better serve you and your pets.
To ensure dogs who are entrusted to our care get the very most from our visits, we are committed to constantly learning innovative techniques to enhance your dog’s experience with us and support your current training methods. Training methods are being reviewed, updated and improved all the time and we are determined to keep up. Lesley always had a Udemy course on the go, binge watches dog training and pet first aid videos on YouTube and obsessively collects Kindle books on pet care.
You need never miss a single moment of your dog’s outing or your pet’s visit while they are in our devoted care.
All visits and walks are tracked with GPS software, so you are able to see what time we arrived, how long we were there, when we left and every single moment in between. Every second spent with your beloved furry kids is recorded and emailed to you at the end of the visit.
Even if commitments mean you can’t be there in person, you can be there in spirit with our GPS tracking service.
Genuine Love of All Animals
Lesley feels a deep connection with all animals and a sense of responsibility to make sure all creatures who reside here along with us are treated with dignity and respect. It is for this reason she started this business and has had success with it from the outset. She currently volunteers at DogWatch, helping find homes for abandoned pound dogs and drives the Animal Ambulance for the SPCA. It is her mission to ensure the best possible care for your pets and provide total peace of mind when you are forced to leave them.
Free Meet and Greet
We will come to your home to meet you and your pets to discuss your pet’s requirements.
This gives you the chance to meet us face to face in your home to see exactly how we interact with your pets and how they react to us. You get to meet us, ask us all manner of questions and find out whether or not you feel we are a good fit to work with. If you feel we are, we can then work out a care plan that best suits you and your furry family.
This is currently completely free with absolutely no obligation (worth $30).
Free Dog Walk for a Limited Time
After we have been to your home for the meet and greet and you have decided that we are a good fit for you and your pet, for a limited time your first dog walk is on us (worth $29). Simply click here to tell us where to send your coupon, and it will be emailed to you instantly.
All free dog walks include GPS tracking emailed as soon as the walk ends (includes start and end times and map of the walk), photo and video updates via Facebook, feed and fresh water plus lots of love, care and attention!
All Services Backed Up by a 100% Money Back Guarantee.
Your peace of mind is guaranteed with all services as if you are unhappy in any way, you don’t pay.
If anything at all doesn’t live up to your standards, we will refund you, no questions asked. You are completely covered when you choose to work with VIPets.
So call Lesley on 03 381 0009 or email us to book a meet and greet now, 100% risk and obligation free!