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Do You Send Thank You Notes?

Do You Send Pet-Sitting Thank-You Notes?

Sugar staffer LilPeaPod recently left Samson with a friend of hers for the weekend while participating in the Napa Valley Relay For Life. First time separation can be a little nerve-wracking, and although Samson and her friend's dog didn't get along very well, she wanted to show her gratitude for watching her baby anyway. She sent one of these awesome thank-you cards she found on Etsy, and I'm totally smitten by them!

These cards are a cute way to say thanks with some handmade love. Although I don't think you'd need to send a thank-you card to your daycare or dog walker (except on holidays of course), sending a special thank you to someone who has watched your pet for the first time (and isn't signed on for regular sessions) is a nice gesture.

Do you send thank-you notes to special sitters?

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schwaigen schwaigen 8 years
My sister does lots of pet sitting and dog walking and she always receives thank you cards and gifts.
Kelly7525 Kelly7525 9 years
I think that is a wonderful idea.
cubadog cubadog 9 years
Thanks aphrosette and itsme. I can honestly say it made her day.
sarah100682 sarah100682 9 years
I always bring something back or if its a neighbor kid, I'll pay the kid.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
The lasy I petsit for almost always sends me a thank you card and sometimes even sends gifts. Once she bought me a cute kitty tote. And once I accidently left a travel size bottle of Philosophy Amazing Grace bath gel and she fell in love with it and sent me a full size bottle of Amazing Grace lotion and bath gel to replace the bottle I left.
samula2000 samula2000 9 years
I usually bring a gift, and a small card of thanks, but my pups always send their own thank you notes....along with any necessary apologies, in case they didn't behave's important that we teach our 4 legged babies correct manners.
itsme3683 itsme3683 9 years
I love the idea of getting the dog walker sneakers! How clever!
PamiP PamiP 9 years
I ALWAYS give a card or a thank you gift. No way would I ever attempt to board my cats. They would pick the locks and start an uprising. So I have a friend come and take care of what they need while I'm gone. The puppy dog however goes to grandma's house and she generally thanks me for letting her keep him!
jspeed jspeed 9 years
My mother and/or sister watch the cats and house when we go out of town, so we always try to either bring back a gift, or take them out to eat as a "thank you."
dzymzlzy dzymzlzy 9 years
I know my dogs are a hand full so I make it a point to always show my gratitude.
Aphrosette Aphrosette 9 years
cubadog, I love the idea of giving you dog walker sneakers!!! that's so unique and fantastic!
cubadog cubadog 9 years
I bring back a gift for my friend and a gift for her dog. For my dog walker, I either tip her with cash, a gift card, or every 6 months get her a pair of sneakers. I work where I can get discounts on almost every sports company so I can get her high end shoes cheap and she usually loves them.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
Usually we board Basil at the kennel but when we went away last week, my friend sat for him. So I took her out for drinks last night.
javsmav javsmav 9 years
I give a gift card or take my friend out to dinner for feeding my cat when I'm out of town. My cat would much rather stay at home than get boarded and my friends save me so much money.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 9 years
Same as Aphrosette. I make sure to bring back a gift for whomever took care of my cats. The longer the care, the nicer the gift.
Aphrosette Aphrosette 9 years
We don't send cards when people watch the dogs for us, but we ALWAYS and I mean ALWAYS buy them some sort of thank you gift. Regardless of how many times they have stayed with that person. They usually stay with family members but they all appreciate some sort of gift!
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