Pets Can Play While You're Away With PetCloud

17 November 2016

We Aussies love our pets – whether they be furry, feathered or scaly – so much so that today there are more pets living in Australia than people, confirming their importance in modern Australian life. As Aussies we are also big travellers but unfortunately pet ownership and travelling don’t mix – until now, until PetCloud.

 

 

Pets like Hugo needs plenty of love whilst you are away. (Photo courtesy of Sandra Vardanega).

In 2007 Deb Morrison, a committed animal lover, founder and CEO of PetCloud, saw an opportunity for at-home local pet care after bad experiences trying to book with kennels during peak periods.  Other factors like the impersonal cage environments of most kennels, pet health issues and a lack of attention to the needs of timid pets, drove Deb to create PetCloud. Based in Brisbane, PetCloud has been established to be a trusted community for people to list, discover, and book trusted pet sitters and pet care services right across Australia — and it can all be done online.

Your pets get to have their favourite toys with them at all times. (Photo courtesy of Getty).

The beauty of the PetCloud service is that whether your furry family member needs boarding for overnight, a week, or a month, PetCloud has got you covered – they connect you with someone local, police checked, and caring. Your selected pet sitter can come and house sit and look after that very important family member while you are away, or even if you are working long hours and your pet needs a play date or a walk, or just some company – your pet sitter can pop over to give Kevin the cat, or Derek the dog, that much-appreciated pat or cuddle.

It is a win-win for pet sitters too as they get to have some special pet time.(Photo courtesy of Getty).

This is particularly great news for pet owners who need to travel a lot for work, or if you and the humans in your family are keen to take that lifetime trip to Disneyland - you can head off, safe in the knowledge that the family member that cannot come with you is well cared for at either your house or another pet loving home – no more tearful goodbyes at the wire gates of the kennel.

Say goodbye to those tearful farewells. (Photo courtesy of Getty).

How It All Works

Pet Owners

  • Busy execs or holidaying pet owners register free and browse sitters available on their travel dates
  • Pet owners then pre-book online and then meet up with sitters, along with their pet to ensure a good match
  • Owners drop off their pet on the day of the stay along with food, bedding and toys

Pet Sitters

  • Pet sitters create a listing on PetCloud. They add their rates and services they want to offer.
  • Pet sitters are notified of any bookings and are paid on completion by PetCloud
  • PetCloud provides insurance and training via exclusive RSPCA accredited courses delivered online.

PetCloud is exclusively the only pet sitting company in Australia offering an RSPCA Qld Accredited Pet Minding course. This course provides an outstanding opportunity for pet sitters to gain confidence and skills needed to provide a very high standard of care.

PetCloud is all about ensuring that you as an owner or a pet sitter to have maximum peace of mind.

  • Exclusively backed by RSPCA Qld
  • Comprehensive Insurance Policies
  • GPS Trackers and mobile apps
  • RSPCA Accredited Online Training Portal
  • Police Checks

At PetCloud, no matter what pets you have, they strive to ensure that you and your pet have the best care experience possible. They work closely with staff at RSPCA Qld, to work through scenarios, processes, safety, and procedures to ensure animal welfare is at centre of PetCloud. Things like making sure that there is transport and access to nearby vets in case of emergency

No matter whether fur, fluff or feathers - all pets get maximum love. (Photo courtesy of Getty).

Since 1871, the RSPCA have been at the heart of animal welfare in Australia. They work to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection to ensure that all creatures great and small are treated humanely. PetCloud's goal is to help raise money to help support RSPCA’s great work, so when you book through PetCloud, 20% of all of their profits go back to the RSPCA.

Best friends having fun in a home environment. (Photo courtesy of Getty).

So if you are planning to travel and you want to have absolute peace of mind that your pet is getting the best care while you're away, Flight Centre Travel Group is proud to recommend PetCloud – a great company that connects Aussie pet owners with trusted and insured pet lovers who are ready to care for their home and pets - for more information go to PetCloud.

It's all so easy and it is all online. (Photo courtesy of PetCloud).

Tara Young

The experience of travel changes a person. I see my job as highlighting what amazing travel opportunities there are to broaden your knowledge of that great big world beyond your doorstep and what you may learn about yourself on the way.