Covid-19 Safety Measures

Covid-19 Safety Measures

With the safety of our Pet Parents and sitters in mind, our goal is to reduce our total time spent inside homes and touch as few surfaces as possible.

WHAT WE’RE DOING:
Hand Sanitization
Sitters are hand sanitizing before and after each visit. They are either using hand sanitizer or washing their hands outside with bottles of water and hand soap.
Masks / Face Coverings
Sitters are wearing masks or face coverings at all visits.
Suspension of Pet Cards / Diaries:
Notes will no longer be left at the conclusion of each visit. Instead, either your sitter or the OUG! office team will send you a text or email message. If you are home during the visit and have seen your sitter, we will not contact you.
Illness
We are monitoring the health of our sitter team daily. Any sitters running a fever will be removed from their schedule until remaining fever free for at least 3 days.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Social Distancing
Please maintain at least 6ft of distance between you and our sitters. We’ve asked our sitters do the same for you. We will reduce conversation within homes. If you’d like to chat with your sitter, we recommend doing so outside while remaining 6ft away.
Masks / Face Coverings
If you are at home during a visit, please wear a mask when interacting with your OUG! sitter.
Location of Leashes, Collars & Walking Equipment
Please leave all walking equipment nearest our sitter’s main point of entrance. This will reduce the space we are in and the surfaces touched. Crated Pups: if possible, we recommend moving crates, along with walking equipment, near the door as well.  
Disinfectants
If you’d like for us to sanitize additional surfaces, please consider leaving disinfectant wipes and / or paper towels with spray, and a garbage can. Our sitters are happy to wipe down any areas they’ve been in, we just need to know your specific preferences.
Water, Treats, & Meals only for Vacation Care
All kitty care and dog sitter vacation care, will include our serving meals and fresh water just as we have in the past. For regular, mid-day visits, unless requested otherwise, we’re instructing our sitters not to provide fresh water, treats, or meals in an effort to reduce touch points within homes.
Illness
Let us know if you or someone in your family is sick or has been exposed to Covid-19.
IS IT SAFE TO HAVE A DOG WALKER? – YES
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association
…infectious disease experts and multiple international and domestic human and animal health organizations agree there is no evidence at this point to indicate that pets spread COVID-19 to other animals, including people,” the American Veterinary Medical Association says on its website. 
Dr. Anthony Fauci
There is no evidence whatsoever that we’ve seen, from an epidemiological standpoint, that pets can be transmitters within the household.