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If you travel and expect to arrive home late in the day or at night, and aren't likely to have fresh milk, bread, and produce at home ... or if you'd like to come home to a place that's been aired out and isn't too cold or too hot ... or maybe you'd like to come home to some cut fresh flowers ...

Please let us help you, we can make it just right! We offer a wide range of services designed to welcome you home so you can feel "home" again!


We can provide this service as a stand-alone service, as an add on service to an existing pet sitting assignment.

We add value to this service

>  The drive to and from your home to set things up.

>  Airing out of the home.

Checking that the air conditioning or heating system is functioning.

Adjusting the thermostat (air conditioning or heat) to a comfortable living temperature.

>  Purchasing select grocery items for something fresh to eat when returning home.*

>  Purchasing some fresh flowers to greet you upon your return home.*

Purchase of the current newspaper for your return.*

>  Turning on specific lights, e.g., the exterior lights, if you plan on returning home at night.

>  Ensuring your dishwasher has been started if you left in a rush with dirty dishes in the dishwasher.

>  Ensuring trash and recycling bins have been taken out and that they have been returned to your home, not left at the curb.

>  Ensuring your contractor has removed snow from your driveway and walkway, if you are arriving home during winter.

Turning on your main water supply valve, and flushing out the hot / cold water lines through all faucets / toilets.

Reactivating the ice maker in your freezer.

>  Energizing your hot water tank.

Opening shutters, drapes, and/or blinds.

Plugging in accessible, unplugged appliances and/or  electronics equipment that were unplugged before your departure (e.g. TVs, VCRs, DVD players, home theater / sound systems, telephones, microwave, lamps, computers, stereos).

Checking that clocks are displaying correct time, and resetting any if required.


* Any purchase we make as part of this service must be reimbursed in full.

Why choose home arrival

Arrive to a warm/cool, comfortable home, with fresh food, flowers, bedding, etc. as though you had just completed your weekend chores.

Feel reassured that your home will have been checked when you're away, and readied for your return.

5 simple steps
  1. If you're a new client (you never used our services before) send us a Quote request. A returning client (you used our services before) needs to send us a Reservation request.

  2. We'll respond by emailing a detailed Quote to a new client, or a Reservation confirmation to a returning client

  3. If you're a new client, you need to inform us that you accept our Quote. A returning client does not need to accept the Reservation confirmation.

  4. The sitter we assign will contact you to schedule a Meet & Greet and/or prepare for the assignment. A Meet & Greet is required for new clients. Returning clients can opt out.

  5. Once you sign the Professional Sitting Service Agreement, give us a deposit, register for Ready Key, and give us the keys to your home, our service visits can start (if you are a new client, you must give a completed Veterinarian Notification Card to your Vet. before our first visit).

We offer flexibility

>  From 1 day a week to 7, and in any combination, e.g., every Tuesday and Thursday.

>  Normally occur between 8 AM and 8 PM (visits before 8 AM or after 8 PM, or overnight, are possible).

>  Common durations are 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes (longer visits, adding 15-minute increments, are possible)

>  1 to 4 visits per day are common (more are possible).

>  Any start time for a visit is possible.

>  Frequency, duration, and start times of visits are guided by the type and number of pets, and their needs.


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