By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Pets | Issue: November 2009
Jennifer Schneider and Jared Borgwardt, along with Nikita, will care for and love your pets while you’re away on vacation.
With the holiday season upon us, families will be making lots of out-of-town trips in the next couple of months. But many will face a big problem – who is going to take care of your beloved pets while you’re gone? Friends, family members or neighbors may seem like a logical choice for pet care, but a professional pet sitter has the experience and qualifications necessary to appropriately care for your animals.
Anytime Pet Sitters of Owasso is a full-time pet sitting and home care services company that is bonded and insured for your protection and peace of mind. Owners Jennifer Schneider and Jared Borgwardt are committed to treating your pets like members of the family. “We, as pet owners, understand how hard it is to leave your companions behind, and know that is why you want the absolute best for them while you are away,” says Jennifer. “We care for all types of pets: dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, pocket pets, exotics, fish, reptiles, birds and special-needs pets. We love them all!”
Jennifer and Jared moved to Owasso from Wisconsin last year. “Pets of all shapes and sizes have been around me all my life,” says Jennifer. “My family has owned almost every kind of pet you can imagine, large or small, and I spent many days of my childhood inside our family-owned pet store. Animals have and always will hold a special place in my heart.” Jennifer spent seven years as a certified veterinary assistant before launching her business with Jared, who is also a life-long animal lover. “I’ve never met anyone’s pet that didn’t warm up to me very quickly,” he says. “I got into pet sitting because of my love for animals. I have also gone through the experience of not having anyone around with the free time to watch my pets while I was away, and not wanting to put them in a boarding kennel.”
The benefits of leaving pets at home are numerous. Pets are happier and experience less stress at home, diet and exercise routines are uninterrupted, and a pet’s exposure to illness is minimized. “Most importantly, we will give your pet love and personal attention while you are away,” says Jared.
As a client of Anytime Pet Sitters, you can relax in knowing that your home and animal companions are being well cared for in your absence. One unique service of the company is that clients can check in on their pets. “We have a members-only area on our website where we post stories and pictures every day about their pets, how they’re doing, what we did with them that day, and any interesting or funny things that may have happened,” Jennifer explains. “As long as clients have Internet access, they can check on their pets daily from wherever they are. Everyone really enjoys this; it comforts them to know and see for themselves that their pets are alright.”
Enlisting the help of Anytime Pet Sitters is also beneficial because it eliminates scheduling drop-off and pick-up times to and from the kennel, and you don’t have to impose upon a friend, neighbor or relative.
Safety is important to Jared and Jennifer – for both you and your pet. Their company is bonded and insured through Pet Sitters Associates, LLC, which is a special insurance that covers general liability, bodily injury to others, damage to property, theft, breakage and more. “You can also feel safe in knowing that our presence at your home during the day provides security and acts as a crime deterrent,” says Jennifer.
When Jennifer and Jared visit your home to care for your pet, they will include play time and plenty of love and attention, feeding according to your schedule, putting out fresh water, scooping cat litter and picking up what’s done in the yard while they are there, cleaning up accidents or messes, and administering medications. They also offer dog walking, pet taxi services and home care services such as mail and newspaper pick-up, taking trash and recycling to the curb and back, and indoor and outdoor plant watering. “We do whatever we can to accommodate our clients,” says Jared.
Anytime Pet Sitters serves Owasso and the surrounding areas. Call them at (918) 376-6609 or email eat1@eau1eav1eaw1 to set up a meet-and-greet. Go online to www.anytimepetsitters.net for more information.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.