You’ve finally had the opportunity to book yourself a little vacation. It’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy a tropical cocktail on the beach without a worry in the world. Or at least, that’s the dream.

Isn’t it funny how often times just getting ready for a vacation causes you stress? You need a vacation from planning for your vacation. You’ve rerouted your mail, watered the plants, and asked your neighbor to keep an eye on your house from across the street. But what about your dog or cat?

Why you need a professional pet care team for your dog or cat

While most of us have friends or family we can ask to watch our furry family members, this is where having a professional pet care team at your disposal comes in handy. Family members, while well-meaning, don’t have professional pet care experience. Would they know what to do in case of an emergency?

Let’s dive into why having a professional pet care team is essential. And we’re not just here to toot our own horn; Ruff Life ATX truly believes that having any professional pet care team to rely on does one simple but invaluable thing for you: gives you peace of mind.

This is what it all boils down to, isn’t it?

  • You want your pet to be safe and happy while you’re away.
  • You don’t want to worry about an emergency phone call or text.
  • You want to know that should an emergency occur, your pet is in expert, qualified hands.


Have you ever planned a vacation on a whim only to remember… hey wait, what about my cat? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.

If you don’t have a professional pet care team on call, you’re at a severe disadvantage here. You’ll have to meet new sitters and ensure that your cat is content under their care. Trying out a new sitter or walker can be stressful for many pets as they thrive on routine.

It’s best to be prepared. Even if you don’t have a vacation planned, now is the time to get a professional pet care team lined up. Schedule an initial meet & greet and see whether you (and your pet!) like the company and sitters. Thankfully, if you don’t like one team, you have the luxury of trying out a new one!

Once you find the right pet care team for your pet, you are good to go! Booking appointments can be made easy with apps like ours – simply request the dates and service you are looking for!


Let’s say you’ve decided to let your mother-in-law watch Fluffy while you are in Hawaii. It’s 12 hours before your flight, and you can already feel the sand between your toes. You get a call from your mother-in-law; she’s sick and cannot watch Fluffy. Now what?

This is why it is so important to have a pet care team. When booking an appointment with us, you are sure to get an experienced member of the Ruff Life team. The entire team is armed with all important notes and information about your pet. On top of that, we are like a pet care family; we are constantly in communication with one another to ensure everyone is up to speed on our newest petstomers.


Here’s a big one. While you may not want to worry yourself with the ‘What ifs,’ the truth is, they can happen. It is far better to be prepared for an emergency, after all.

It is important to make sure that your pet care team is armed with pet care knowledge and emergency tactics. Do they know how to help coax a cat that’s not eating? Do they know what to do if your dog cuts their paw? Some of us have some pretty mischevious pets, (or some just act up when we are away!) so it’s essential to have a pet care provider that knows how to handle any situation.

Ruff Life ATX provides customized care for pets of all personalitiesComfort

Making sure your pet is comfortable while you are away can be a hard feat – especially for those shy pets. Setting up an initial meet & greet and some additional services gives your pet the chance to get to know their pet care team.

At Ruff Life, we consider ourselves Pet Guardians. This means that we provide customized care to each and every pet. We’ve worked with all kinds of personalities and are sure to tailor our services to accommodate all personality types. This means cuddling the neediest of pups and giving a shy kitty some time to approach on their own.


If you and your pet aren’t armed with a pet care team of your own, give us a call! We’d love to get to know you and your family!