Over 20 years in the business
Our pets give us unconditional love and when they’re not around we miss them terribly. After our 16-1/2 year old schnauzer, Bruce, passed away we were living in a condo that no longer allowed pets. We were quite lonely for a new friend. Although we did adopt our cat, Bolt (against condo by-laws), we would have also loved to have brought another dog into our lives. That’s when we came up with the idea of caring for the ‘best friends’ of others and decided to establish a professional pet sitting service that would allow for our loved ones to stay at home in the comfort of their own safe environment. We established JFPS in 1997 when we were living in the Hackensack area. Though our client base was small, we were quite surprised at the response we received for our services.
In 1998 we moved to beautiful Oakland with our cat Bolt, RIP, where we adopted Arthur, RIP, a sweet and loving beagle basset hound mixed breed from the Ramapo Valley Animal Shelter. From client referrals we were extremely fortunate to reestablish a regular JFPS clientele in our new found area of wonderful animal-loving individuals and their extraordinary pets. In the past eighteen years our client base has continued to grow substantially as has our own pet family. Over the years we had a feisty, mixed breed named Stella Blue, RIP, who we adopted from one of our clients who took in a pregnant stray mom; Tuco our basset we "found" when the owner offered him to us while visiting the vet; Madison, RIP, who found a home with us for 18 years; our sweet Sugaree came into our lives from West Chester Animal Shelter and our newest addition Bernie, the basset beagle from Real Dog Rescue via Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital. Needless to say, as pet owners we understand the difficulty encountered when planning to be away and not having someone who you can trust to care for your ‘loved ones’.
Although there are other options, we know we prefer to leave our pets in the security of their own home. Our pet sitting service allows you to relax and not dwell on if your pet(s) are being taken care of. We are committed to provide individualized, personalized and professional pet sitting services, which leads us to say
Benefits For The Owner
There are numerous benefits of using a professional pet caregiver. Once you’ve experienced them, you will become an avid user. Each day when you are away, the professional will visit your home to feed, care for and play with your pet. The professional will have a responsibility for both your pet and your home, so you should give the selection of your pet sitter serious consideration.
When you hire a professional pet sitter make sure you take the time for an interview and have all your questions ready. The services offered and fees charged can very widely. You should find out whether the pet sitter is bonded, has commercial liability insurance coverage and is willing to provide references.
Advantages For Your Pet
Your pet remains in his or her safe, secure environment, where all the sights, smells and sounds are familiar.
Your pet follows his or her customary diet and exercise routine and medical treatments.
Your pet is not exposed to illness or parasites from other animals.
Your pet is not traumatized by travel in a car or unfamiliar environment.
Your pet receives love and personal attention while the owner is away