Pet Sitting with car magnets = bad idea in Scottsdale.

Car wraps, magnets, vinyl letters on a car. For pet sitting? Some may think that this is a great form of advertising. Bella’s House & Pet Sitting does not.

One of the top benefits that we provide our clients with is security. We feel that it is a big breach of security when our cars are sitting in clients drive ways that say HOUSE AND PET SITTING. “Oh geesh… guess the owners are not home” = potential target to anyone looking to break in or steal anything. We will not sacrifice the safety of your home and pets to try to get more clients by signage on our vehicles.

What about doggie doors? – It has been said in the East Valley Tribune 4/19/08 that, “The pair gained entry to the house through a doggie door after entering the home’s backyard through an unlocked gate.” Being a professional pet sitter and going into many homes, I can’t tell you how many people this actually applies to. Some even ask us to leave their backdoor open for their pets to come and go from. We explain that we can not do this and explain that we care about their home and pets and it is too much liability for us. Clients always understand and thank us for bringing them back to reality.

What about the rebuttal of, “Oh come on, we live in Scottsdale. It is safe.” Think again. The same article mentioned above goes onto say that the break ins in Scottsdale exceed that of Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, and Tempe and that the rate of break ins are slightly higher than the states average.

Luckily this has never happened to any of our Bella’s House & Pet Sitting clients when they have been away from their home or pets. We intend to keep it this way and do everything possible to discourage this sort of thing from happening. That includes not advertising that our clients are not home when we go to care for their pets.

This information has been provided to you by Danielle Vasta, Owner of Bella’s House & Pet Sitting. Please contact her at: (480)330-4552 or www.BellasHouseAndPets.com for any of your pet sitting needs.

3 Responses to “Pet Sitting with car magnets = bad idea in Scottsdale.”

  • Angela:

    That’s awesome, no car magnets while at a clients’ home. But aren’t your employees required to wear attire announcing your company name and if so what is the difference between magnets and attire as far as announcing who you are and why you are there? If a burglar was casing a house you are pet sitting at they would see you in your attire.

  • Actually it really isn’t the same thing. A car that drives around all day long advertising and saying follow me catches a lot more people’s attention then a logo on a T-Shirt. They are two different things. :) If a burglar was casing a house they are more likely to see a car that has big magnets on it rather than a Tshirt someone is wearing. Also, you can’t see a TShirt and follow one while you are sitting at a stop light. Thanks for your comments! Much appreciated :)

  • I’m with you on this one Danielle ! The other reason I don’t do car magnets is because of privacy. My own. I don’t want to always be “on show” when driving my car. It would be different if I had a company car and a private car however I use my car for both business and personal use thus I like being able to drive around with some privacy.

    What do you think if someone had a couple of bumper stickers as such discreetly placed on the boot of their car ?

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