Today we’d like to introduce you to Madison Berrones.
Madison, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I have always loved animals – I can’t remember a time where I didn’t have pets in my household: dogs, cats, parrots, turtles, rabbits, the like. I started to pet and house sitting part-time when I was a teenager.
I’m an entrepreneur at heart having been raised by parents and family who are all business owners. I started the company to expand a little over a year and a half ago because I couldn’t keep up with the demand of clients who needed pet and house sitting services.
I was inspired to expand from previous clients who have moved out of the area and were really sad that I wasn’t able to offer my services to the area they were moving to.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Outside of making sure the occasional sneaky cat doesn’t get outside, one of the biggest challenges we face as we expand to new areas is finding quality people. I think most growing businesses face that same challenge. But our business is unique in that we are being asked to care for a family’s cherished pets and the home. That’s an extraordinary amount of responsibility.
Finding the right high-quality people who can handle that responsibility is crucial to our company’s success. We have a very strict list of requirements we adhere to when looking for the right candidates. So far we have a great team that is growing by the day.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Dog Sitting Company – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Why are we often the first choice for Pet and House Sitting Services? Simple – our mission is to take care of your pets better than you do. It’s part of the seven steps of excellence every member of our team adheres to.
We focus on creating a stress-free environment for the pets and the home while the owners are away. The whole point of hiring a service like ours is so that you have peace of mind that your dog or cat is not crunched up scared and stressed in a tiny cage at a kennel with hundreds of other barking dogs.
By having us, your pets won’t feel the trauma while you are away – and as a side benefit, having us around will ensure that the wrong people never realize no one is home. It all means that the pet owners will have less to worry about while they are away.
Who is most likely to use the Dog Sitting Company? Many of our clients are not just families going away for a vacation. Because our company is focused on providing the very best service, we often attract professional executives and entertainment professionals – think musicians and actors that oftentimes have to leave town at a moments notice for work.
Our clients have high expectations for how their pets and homes should be cared for – and we work hard to exceed those expectations. Some people who have never used a service like ours may have certain preconceived notions.
Is it expensive? NO. People are always surprised to discover that our service is oftentimes less expensive than a cramped, stressful kennel – especially true if you have more than one pet. Who will be coming to my home and taking care of my pets? All of our pet home care providers are fully trained, vetted, come with years of expertise in the field and are fully insured and bonded. In other words, we treat your pets and home with the same gentle care you do.
What if I have a high anxiety dog or a big guard dog or a dog with special needs or medication requirements? We care for all types of animals both large and small – and we communicate with pet owners to ensure that we understand the special needs of the pet – and the pets’ personality type. Same goes for the home – we care for the details so it appears that no one ever left – watering the plants, bringing in the mail, etc.
So in a nutshell – you are getting peace of mind that caring experts are lovingly watching over your pets and your home for less than the cost of a horrid kennel. We really try to make this a no-brainer as much as possible.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
We definitely have big plans. Right now we are strictly a pet and house sitting company. However, we are preparing to roll out additional services including dog food delivery, mobile dog grooming and even organic house cleaning.
Some might find the idea of working with organic cleaning services a bit odd – yet many of our clients have told us that they are looking for chemical free services because of the health of their pets and family.
- Website: dogsittingcompany.com
- Phone: 1-855-DOGS-NOW (1-855-364-7669)
- Instagram: @dogsittingcompany
- Facebook: facebook.com/dogsittingcompany