Once the preliminary process is over (phew!), you will send your schedule in at the beginning of each month with as much, or as little, availability as you have. During the process, we will discuss what type of dogs you like or dislike. Our first priority is to make the perfect match between you and the dogs you care for, so we will be happy to give you only dogs that you enjoy watching. You can get as picky as saying you want a toy poodle, or as general as saying, any and all types of dogs.
Once we match you with a dog, we will notify you immediately to confirm your schedule during those dates.
After you confirm the vacation dates, your work is done! You will be contacted as to when the dog will be dropped off at your house by your local franchise. You will not have to pick up or drop off the dog, and you especially will not have to deal with the discomfort of having a stranger into your home (we’ve got you covered). We believe it’s important for our Companion Families to concentrate on looking after visiting dogs. We manage the awkwardness of dealing with money, insurance and paperwork so that the enjoyment of looking after visiting dogs remains their focus.
As always, our Companion Families have the support of both their local franchisee and our centralized call center 24/7. If you are unable to care for a dog, for any reason, we will ensure that the dog is cared for by another Companion Family until the customer returns.
It goes without saying that all of our Companion Families, without exception, are absolutely crazy about dogs. Some are actively retired, who have had dogs all of their lives but now enjoy the freedom and flexibility of caring for dogs on vacation. Others are younger, often in graduate school, teachers or young families who can’t have the full-time responisiblity of a dog. We even have Companion Families who just want an occassional playmate for their own dog.
FlipFlop Dogs is able to provide all the benefits of dog ownership without the full-time emotional and financial commitments attached to owning a dog of your own.
Sophia is calm and normal..we're snuggling in the chair and watching TV. Thanks again for helping to make one aspect (and a very important one!) of this mini-vacation go smoothly..