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Frequently Asked Questions (And More!)

Frequently Asked Questions (And More!)

Eager to learn more?! Check out our paw-some pet care FAQ below to see some answers to the most commonly asked questions, and learn more about our services and booking process. Have a question that's not covered below? Please feel free to drop us a line anytime, we can't wait to hear from you!

FAQ: How Long Have You Been In Business?

FAQ: How Long Have You Been In Business?

Answer: YPCC Was EST. In 2017

YPCC has been proud to offer a full range of in-home pet care services to Pinehurst NC & surrounding areas since 2017! We pride ourselves on quality care, and are dedicated to providing you and your pet with peace of mind. Whether it's dog walks during the work day, or vacation care services while you're away from home, we've got you covered!

What's more? Many of our YPCC pet care specialists have also worked with animals prior to joining our YPCC family. Our small team of pet care professionals are proud to boast over 25 years of cumulative experience in the pet industry!

FAQ: What Are Your Service Areas?

FAQ: What Are Your Service Areas?

Answer: Pinehurst NC & Surrounding Areas

We are are proud to provide quality pet care to the following service areas within Moore County:

Pinehurst, NC

Southern Pines, NC

Aberdeen, NC

Pinebluff, NC

Whispering Pines, NC

NEW! 7-Lakes & FoxFire areas now available at special services rates. Inquire Today!

Do you live outside of our current Moore County service areas, but still looking for in-home pet care? We're elated to offer you a new client service area interest form! And guess what? When we get enough interest in your area, we could come to YOU(R fur-babies)! Get in on our paw-some list now!

Services FAQ About The Care We Offer

Services FAQ About The Care We Offer

Are you trying to figure our what pet care services work pest for you and your pet? Trying to figure what we exactly we do? Check out our paw-some pet care FAQ, below, to see some answers to the most commonly asked questions, and learn more about our pet care services.

FAQ: Do You Offer Care For More Than Dogs & Cats?

FAQ: Do You Offer Care For More Than Dogs & Cats?

Answer: We Sure Do!

YPCC is proud to offer pet sitting services for dogs, cats, bunnies, small animals, birds, reptiles, and even your backyard chicken coop! We would be happy to help with all of your pet care needs. Whether it's a pup named Sadie, or Mr. Squeakers the hedgehog, we have you covered!

*We are proud to provide care services for a variety for household pets, excepting only in farm care (chicken coops always welcome!).

FAQ: Do You Offer Pet Boarding?

FAQ: Do You Offer Pet Boarding?

Answer: In-Sitter-Home Pet Care (AKA Pet Boarding) Isn’t Legal In NC. We’d Be Thrilled To Help Out With In-Your-Home Care Though!

Yup, you did read that correctly. And yes, sadly many well meaning individuals still offer it. However, we caution that these hobbyists also aren’t legally able to obtain any form of care insurance. Why is this important? Because, in the event of an accident, the hobbyist is unable to offer you or your pet any kind of financial help or protection.

Remove the “what-if” from your pet’s care by hiring a professional sitter.

As professional pet sitters, we’re proud to provide quality in-home options, keeping your pet happy and safe at home. Let us show you and your pet everything stress free In-home pet care has to offer; Schedule your meet & greet visit today.

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FAQ: Do You Offer Grooming Services?

FAQ: Do You Offer Grooming Services?

Answer: We Offer Pet Nail Trims, Baths & Coat Brushing, Just Not Coat Cuts.

YPCC offers both stand-alone, or recurring, essential grooming care for your pet, all in the comfort of home! Let us help freshen up your fur-baby before you return home from vacation, or book us on a recurring basis to help keep your poet happy & healthy year-round!

Need a full groom, with a coat cut? Check out Betty, with “All About Dogs” In Aberdeen. Let her know Spencer’s mom sent you!

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FAQ: Do You Offer In-Home Overnight Care?

FAQ: Do You Offer In-Home Overnight Care?

Answer: Yes, Slumber Paw-ties Are Our Jam!

 
Looking for overnight pet care for your fur-baby? We’d be delighted to help with your pet's stay-cation. Our pet care overnights include a full 11 hours of care, from 7:30 PM-6:30 AM. During our stay, your pet will be provided with an ample amount of potty breaks, feedings, any necessary medications, and of course plenty of quality time & cuddles 💜.
 
Many of our clientele also enjoy the convenience of pairing their pet’s overnights with 1-3 pet sitting visits, for potty & play-time care, during the day for well-rounded care during their vacation.
 
We’re proud to provide a full range of pet care services. Our vacation services range from pet sitting & dog walking to overnight pet care. We’re always happy to tailor care to fit you and your pet's daily routine, and individual care needs.
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Scheduling FAQ Our Pet Care Services

Scheduling FAQ Our Pet Care Services

Wondering about how scheduling works, or when you might need to book you pet care services? Read to more about our different booking options, and our most commonly asked services services questions, below.

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FAQ: Do You Offer As-Needed Dog Walks?

FAQ: Do You Offer As-Needed Dog Walks?

Answer: We'd Be Happy To! We offer care services both as you need them, and at a discounted rate (save $1/visit, per pup) for clients who need annual M-F services.

We know that schedules can change, and we’re here to help. Whether you’re booking week-to-week, or annually, YPCC has care services to fit your busy schedule.

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FAQ: How Many Pet Sitting Visits Should I Schedule?

FAQ: How Many Pet Sitting Visits Should I Schedule?

Answer: To help ensure the health and safety of your pet while you’re away, YPCC asks for a minimum of:

  • One visit daily for all cats, small animals, birds, and reptiles.
  • Two visits daily for all dogs. Many of our clientele use, and YPCC highly encourages, at least 3 pet sitting visits daily for dog households. This allows us to provide your pet with breakfast, a good afternoon potty break, and dinner.

Additional care visits (Ex. 3-4 visits daily) may be required based on any pre-existing medical or health conditions your pet has. This can include, but isn't limited to, pets with a prior history of seizures or geriatric pets with mobility limitations.

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Cat Sitting Services, Pinehurst NC, Your Pet Care Connection

FAQ: How Soon Do I Need To Book My Pet’s Care Services? Are Last-Minute Requests Ok?

FAQ: How Soon Do I Need To Book My Pet’s Care Services? Are Last-Minute Requests Ok?

Answer: We're Always Happy To Help When We're Able! For Best Results, Book..

Weekday Care (M-F): Book By Fridays Of Each Week, Or Set Up Recurring Care

Vacation Care: Book 1+ Weeks In Advance / Holiday Care: Book 3+ Weeks In Advance

Overnight Care: Book 4+ Weeks In Advance / Holiday Overnight Care: Book 6+ Weeks In Advance

We know that “oops!” happens sometimes too. Once you're an established client with us, we are always happy to help accommodate any reasonable last-minute requests as our schedule allows as well. We are proud to boast flexibility of scheduling, and are generally able to fulfill any last-minute requests that are submitted through our client portal.

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FAQ: Do You Offer Specific Visit Times?

FAQ: Do You Offer Specific Visit Times?

Answer: We Offer Visit Windows, So As To Best Provide Quality Care Around The Clock!

YPCC offers quality care between the hours of 7AM–7PM, as well as in-home overnight care for your furry family members. Our daytime services are divided into time blocks so as to best meet your pet's schedule, and to provide quality and well-rounded care for all of our clients.

We are pleased to provide care within the Morning, Afternoon, and Evening time blocks, as well as an Overnight time block for our overnight pet care services.

We are always happy to aim towards specific visit times, and do our utmost to schedule your pet's visits evenly throughout the day. Bookings that require specific exact times due to medical necessity may require our overnight care services in order to ensure that those exact medication times can be met. Whatever your care needs may be, we can't wait to see your fur-baby soon!

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Zora, Pet Care Specialist

FAQ: Do Multiple People Come Out For Care, Or Just One Sitter?

FAQ: Do Multiple People Come Out For Care, Or Just One Sitter?

Answer: One Of YPCC’s Paw-some Perks? We Have Backup Sitters!

To ensure your pet’s care is always met, your pet may see 1-2 of our sitters per pet sitting stay. This allows us to provide backup care in case of emergency, and to allow our employees time off as needed.

For any overnight pet care, unless 2+ weeks in duration, YPCC strives to ensure that you pet will have the same overnight care specialist each night. We can’t wait for all the cuddle time!

Interested in meeting with additional members of our care team? We can’t wait! Additional meet & greet visits can be scheduled with us at any time.

Specific Care Needs FAQ Special Care Considerations

Specific Care Needs FAQ Special Care Considerations

Whatever your pet’s specific care needs may be, YPCC is here to help every step of the way. Let us help get you out on that much needed vacation. Click the banner, above, to create your client account and schedule a meet & greet visit with us today. We can’t wait to hear from you!

YPCC Handles Pets Of All Sizes!

FAQ: My Pet Is Big..Like, Really BIG! Do You Have A Sitter That Can Handle Them?

FAQ: My Pet Is Big..Like, Really BIG! Do You Have A Sitter That Can Handle Them?

Answer: We’ve got you! We’re experienced with larger pets, and routinely handle 150lbs+ animals.

Looking to connect with someone who can help with manners? YPCC strongly believes in strengthening you and your pet’s bond, through positive reinforcement training, for a positive life-long friendship. We’re proud to partner with a fantastic local trainer here in Moore County, Tiffany Score with “Free To Be Dog”, who does just that. Connect today, and let YPCC’s expert pet care specialists help maintain your pet’s positive reinforcement dog training during our care visits.

FAQ: My Pet Doesn’t Get Along With Male/Female Sitters. Can You Help?

FAQ: My Pet Doesn’t Get Along With Male/Female Sitters. Can You Help?

Answer: Yes, we’re happy to help ensure that your pet is cared for by a specific gender if they have any aversions.

We completely understand, and want to help your pet feel as comfortable as possible. We’re happy to help ensure that your pet is cared for by a male / female identifying care specialist if they have any aversions that may affect their temperament. Please let us know, when booking your meet & greet visit, how we can help out!

Katana, YPCC Pet Care Specialist
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FAQ: Can You help With My Pet’s Medications?

FAQ: Can You help With My Pet’s Medications?

Answer: We Sure Can.

Our care team is trained to administer everything from oral and topical medications, to injectables.

We want to help your pet feel as comfortable as possible while you’re away, and home is where it’s at. Our team of pet care professionals are equipped to handle all of your pet’s essential care needs. See how we can attend to your pet’s every need while you’re away; reach out to us today.

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FAQ: My Pet’s Not Used To Being Alone. Can You Provide 24/7 Care?

FAQ: My Pet’s Not Used To Being Alone. Can You Provide 24/7 Care?

Answer: YPCC Offers Extended Daytime Care At An Hourly Rate, As Well As Overnight Pet Care Services, and would be delighted to help tailor care to meet you and your pet’s care needs.

YPCC is pleased to provide a variety of pet care services ranging from pet sitting visits & dog walks, to overnight care services. We are always happy to help tailor care to you and your pet's needs, and can often accommodate up to four visits daily, ranging from 15min-3hrs in length, so as to ensure that quality time with your pet is met throughout the day. We can't wait for all the quality time with your fur-fam!

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Sitter Qualifications FAQ What Is A Professional Pet Sitter?

Sitter Qualifications FAQ What Is A Professional Pet Sitter?

Wondering what sets us apart? As professional pet sitters, we are propelled by passion, and backed by years of experience and professionalism. As professional pet care providers, we take pride in the services we provide our furry YPCC family members every day.

FAQ: What Does It Mean To Be A Professional Pet Sitter?

FAQ: What Does It Mean To Be A Professional Pet Sitter?

Answer: We’re Professionally Trained, and Career-Focused, Pet Lovers!

Wondering what sets us apart? As professional pet sitters, we are propelled by passion, and backed by years of experience and professionalism. As professional pet care providers, we take pride in the services we provide our furry YPCC family members every day.

Each of our employees are fully background checked, bonded & insured through YPCC, undergo one-on-one sitter training, and participate in ongoing education each month. We believe in investing today, for an even better tomorrow!

In addition to a litany of certifications, YPCC is proud to participate in professional caregiver groups such as NAPPS (National Association Of Professional Pet Sitters) & PSI (Pet Sitters International). These professional care groups focus on holding pet sitters to higher standards, and provide continued support to their members.

We pride ourselves in furthering our industry, and providing quality interactions with the pets we work with each day. We’re always looking for new ways to continue our professional education, improve our services, and better your pet care experience!

FAQ: What Sets You Apart From “App” Pet Sitters?

FAQ: What Sets You Apart From “App” Pet Sitters?

Answer: We love what we do, but take your pet’s care seriously too.

YPCC is a small local business, owned and founded by a Moore County local. We are proud to offer the touch of a small local business, with many of the perks that come with “big business”, and then some.

Wondering what sets us apart? As professional pet sitters, we are propelled by passion, and backed by years of experience and professionalism. Each of our employees are fully background checked, bonded & insured through YPCC, undergo one-on-one sitter training, and participate in ongoing education each month. We believe in investing today, for an even better tomorrow!

While some app-based services (such as Rover & Wag) might seam appealing, what sets us apart is peace of mind. We employ dedicated employees rather than IC's (independent contractors), because we pride ourselves in a quality standard of care, pet health & safety standards, and surety of scheduling.

While others might not be able to ensure a set schedule, offer in-depth background checks, or any previous pet experience or training, we are proud to ensure that each of our sitters do. We spell care quality, and are dedicated to providing the best care available!

Getting Started FAQ Joining Our YPCC Family

Getting Started FAQ Joining Our YPCC Family

From deciding YPCC is the right choice for you and your pet, to meeting with our expert pet care specialists, YPCC is here with you every step of the way. Getting started is easy! Check out our step-up-step guide, to joining our YPCC pet care family, below. We can't wait to meet you!

YPCC Pet Meet & Greet Visits

FAQ: Do We Meet Together Prior To Care?

FAQ: Do We Meet Together Prior To Care?

Answer: We Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way!

We make a point of scheduling an introductory visit with each of our new YPCC family members. Our 30 minute Meet & Greet visits are the perfect opportunity for new clients, and their pets, to get to know us prior to care.

Are you interested in booking services? Set yourself up for success with an introductory visit. Call, click, or email to book your 30min M&G with us today. We can't wait to meet our new YPC family members!

New Client Q: How Do I Get Started?

New Client Q: How Do I Get Started?

Answer: It's Easy As 1, 2, 3!

Ready to book your first set of care dates? We can't wait! Call or click to create your new client account, and let's get booking!

1. Create Your New Client Account & *Download The App (*Optional). Follow These Steps For Quick Online Self Sign-Up:

  1. Go To YPCC’s Website
  2. Click On The Pink “Join Our YPCC Family!” Top Banner
  3. Start Your New Client Registration

2. Book & Attend Your New Client Meet & Greet

3. Request & Pay For Your Appointments On Your Online Dashboard, Or Through The App

...All that's left? Enjoy your paw-some updates!

New Client Q: How Do I Request My Pet’s Care Services?

New Client Q: How Do I Request My Pet’s Care Services?

Answer: After creating your new client account, and attending your meet & greet appointment with us, simply login to your account to get booking! Follow these easy steps, below, for success:

1. Login To Your Client Account Through The Precise Pet Care App Or Your Online Client Dashboard.

2. Fill Out The Required Information On Your Client & Pet Profiles

3. Request Your Pet’s Appointments On Your “My Schedule”

4. Complete Your Email Invoice To Confirm Your Pet Care Appointments (Required For Vacation Care Only, All Other Care Is Invoiced On Fridays)

...All that's left? Enjoy your paw-some updates, through your client app or dashboard, each visit!

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New Client Q: How Do I Communicate With My Pet Sitter?

New Client Q: How Do I Communicate With My Pet Sitter?

Answer: We Provide Pet Updates Each Visit 🙂

At YPCC we're always looking for new ways to keep you and your pet connected, even when you're away from home! Our client software enables our YPCC pet-parents to follow along with their furry family member's visits. Each YPCC care journal includes updates with GPS mapping for dog walks, pictures from our visit, and sitter communication. Stay connected with your pets, and rest easy knowing that your fur-baby is just a click away!

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