Emergency Pet Sitting &
More in Michigan

Blue Ribbon Pet Sitting

Doggie Latchkey’s “Blue Ribbon Pet Sitting”services are available seven days a week, including weekends and holidays. Our standard pet sitting hours are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.; however, if you require services outside of these hours, we will make every attempt to accommodate your needs.
Availability varies based on time of year and current client requests. We highly suggest at least 72 hours’ advanced notice when possible. Emergency pet sitting appointments are also available. Please contact us for more information.

Preparing for your pet sitter

Here are some simple tips that can help you prepare your pet and your home for pet sitting.

Preparing your pet

• Make Doggie Latchkey reservations early, especially during holidays.
• Leave pet food, treats, leash and supplies in one place.
• Medications should be clearly marked.
• Make sure that your pet has a collar with current identification tags.
• You may want to leave an item of your clothing as a “security blanket” for your pet.
• Write a list of possible favorite hiding places (if applicable).
• Notify Doggie Latchkey of any off-limit areas of your home, both for your pets and your pet sitter.
• Adjust your thermostat for your pet’s comfort before leaving.
• Please leave an outside light on (or on timers) if your pet sitter is to arrive after dark.
• Notify your alarm company of Doggie Latchkey visits.
• Notify your vet that your animals will be in Doggie Latchkey’s care.

Preparing your home

• Place cleaning supplies, vacuum cleaner, towels, etc., where they will be easily accessible.
• List any off-limit areas of your home for pets or sitter.
• Consider leaving a television or radio on for your pet.
• Make sure your garage door is locked or secured.
• Inform your neighbors of your absence and use of a pet sitter.
• Prepare the lock-box (if you choose not to participate in the ready key service).

Our Pet Services

Doggie Latchkey provides a number of professional pet services to our clients throughout Michigan. They include:

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Overnight Pet Sitting

Doggie Latchkey’s overnight pet sitting service includes two walks: one before bedtime and one in the morning. If you are to be away for the entire day, we highly recommend an afternoon walk in addition to the overnight pet sitting.

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Vacation Pet Sitting

Doggie Latchkey’s vacation pet sitting packages are designed for pet owners who will be away for more than one night, and can be a much better alternative than kennels or boarding facilities. Learn more about our vacation pet sitting here.

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Daily Dog Walking

Our daily dog walking services can be adjusted for the needs of each individual dog. A high-energy dog, such as a Border Collie, should be walked for a longer period of time than a toy breed dog, such as a Yorkshire Terrier.

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Puppy Care

Doggie Latchkey’s professional puppy care services are tailored specifically to your pet, and will incorporate key puppy training techniques at no additional cost.

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Cat Sitting

Our name may imply that we provide “dog only” services, but Doggie Latchkey loves cats, too! Cats are important members of our families and deserve a little pampering, as well. Most cat owners know all too well that changes in environment can be very traumatic for their cats.

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Dog Training

Doggie Latchkey is passionate about animals and dedicated to providing the highest level of in-home, board-certified training. We have contracted a specialist to provide this service, who is CPDT-KA Certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.

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Pet Transportation

Doggie Latchkey is insured and prepared to safely transport your pet to vet appointments, groomers or other locations upon request. We provide “taxi services” with a car harness specially designed for dogs.

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Overnight Pet Sitting

Doggie Latchkey’s overnight pet sitting service includes two walks: one before bedtime and one in the morning. If you are to be away for the entire day, we highly recommend an afternoon walk in addition to the overnight pet sitting.

vaction-pet-sitting

Vacation Pet Sitting

Doggie Latchkey’s vacation pet sitting packages are designed for pet owners who will be away for more than one night, and can be a much better alternative than kennels or boarding facilities. Learn more about our vacation pet sitting here.

daily-dog-walking

Daily Dog Walking

Our daily dog walking services can be adjusted for the needs of each individual dog. A high-energy dog, such as a Border Collie, should be walked for a longer period of time than a toy breed dog, such as a Yorkshire Terrier.

puppy-care

Puppy Care

Doggie Latchkey’s professional puppy care services are tailored specifically to your pet, and will incorporate key puppy training techniques at no additional cost.

cat-sitting

Cat Sitting

Our name may imply that we provide “dog only” services, but Doggie Latchkey loves cats, too! Cats are important members of our families and deserve a little pampering, as well. Most cat owners know all too well that changes in environment can be very traumatic for their cats.

dog-training

Dog Training

Our daily dog walking services can be adjusted for the needs of each individual dog. A high-energy dog, such as a Border Collie, should be walked for a longer period of time than a toy breed dog, such as a Yorkshire Terrier.

pet-taxi

Pet Transportation

Doggie Latchkey is insured and prepared to safely transport your pet to vet appointments, groomers or other locations upon request. We provide “taxi services” with a car harness specially designed for dogs.

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