What are the advantages of booking a professional House Sitting service?
You can travel with greater peace of mind, knowing that reliable, experienced, and respectful members of the team are carrying out the services discussed and agreed on.
What does House Sitting involve?
It is best for you to have a think as to what would suit your needs. We can then talk through on the phone or in person to identify what would suit you best.
Are you able to look after my cat and dog?
How would I know I could trust the HH team in my home?
What if something happens or goes wrong?
Do you stay over in my home?
How many times a week can I book your house visits for?
How far in advance do I have to book your services?
Do Hampstead Housesitters only cover the Hampstead area?
What are the benefits of keeping my pets at home rather than using kennels?
If required could you provide a cleaning service when you are housesitting?
If you have a regular cleaner/gardener/housekeeper we can pre arrange to be there to let them in if they do not have keys.
We will work around your pets schedule as we look after them so that there is minimum disruption to their routine.
Why not just use a kennel or cattery?
Time spent in kennels/catteries presents several potential drawbacks
- Pets are housed with limited space to move around freely
- The stress related to staying in an unfamiliar environment;
with unfamiliar smells, sounds, people and other animals
- The close proximity to other animals, who may expose your pet to a variety of health problems such as kennel cough or intestinal parasites
- The feeding, attention and exercise for your pets is based on the schedule of the facility, not on your pets usual routine
- Catteries and kennels can become expensive for owners of multiple pets
- Exercise and one on one time are usually only provided at an extra cost
- Boarding is unsuitable for puppies and kittens as they have a weaker immune system
What kind of pets are you able to look after?
If my pets become unwell would you take them to the vet?
Hampstead Hounds FAQs
What services does Hampstead Hounds provide?
We provide a wide range of services for your dog, and have a bespoke and tailored approach to match our client’s needs.
I am getting a new puppy; can you help with toilet and crate training?
We would be happy to consult you on a suitable toilet training schedule in time for your puppy’s arrival. And the HH team can be pre-booked to provide support services during those first few very hectic weeks as a new puppy settles in at home.
How many dogs do you walk at one time?
Once we get to know your dog/s better we will look to pair them up on occasion for play dates with other dogs that we look after.
How long will my dog have to spend in a van while out with you?
All pick-ups and drop offs with us are carried out on foot.
Your dog will have the full time out to enjoy the walk, and also to catch up on the sniffing news from other dogs living close by.
Do you provide a daycare service for dogs?
My dog has some very specific requirements that need accommodating. How do I know you can help us?
Are you able to handle more difficult or challenging dogs?
Will you wash my dog if they get muddy?
Whilst we don’t provide a full grooming service we can rinse and towel muddy dogs down on return from their walk. We ask that clients provide, for example: towels, wet wipes, a watering can for us to use.
Why don’t you list prices on your website?
Are you available in emergencies?
We have a very loyal and long term carer for our home and pets who is sometimes away. Would you be able to step in to cover when they are not available?
House Sitting & pets
The same as house sitting, but taking care of your pets as well. We can stay for as many hours each day as you would like – you decide. The service covers both cats and dogs.
Caring for cats and dogs, including Post Operative Pet Care or Emergency Vet Visits, or you might have a new kitten that you want us to keep occupied and amused.
Have a busy schedule that makes it hard to give your four legged friend the love and attention they deserve? Our regular dog walking service is the perfect answer.
Dog Training & Behaviour
Dog Smarts will help you and your dog develop a better understanding, communicate more effectively, and lay the foundation for a great relationship.