What is a Meet and Greet?
Each new dog must undergo a behavior analysis prior to utilizing our service. It's our promise that we do not board aggressive dogs. This on time meet and greet is good for all our supported locations.
Where Does it Happen?
The meet and greet occurs at the host's home using the host's meet and greet dog only. Boarding Petz Pups are never to be subjected to a meet and greet and it's against policy for the client to view the dogs, it's a risk and stressor.
How Do I Know One is Needed?
When a client places a service request, look up the dog in the Directory and note the status column. This column will indicate if no meet and greet has been performed, if the dog has been accepted, or is flagged for Petz Main attention.
Scheduling the Meet and Greet
If a meet and greet is needed, accept the service request first. Then, reach out via email to schedule a meet and greet. You can reply directly to the service request email to contact your client. If you do not hear back quickly, please text and/or call.
Plan in Advance
We need time to process this action before the booking so that clients have time to make other arrangements if the dog does not pass our analysis. Avoid M&Gs that are same as drop off day, this protects us from abandonment cases.
Scheduling Considerations
M&Gs are most effective when they begin with a quick walk. Keep an eye on the rain and reschedule if necessary. In the summer, be mindful of the temperature of the pavement by scheduling early or late. Ensure your client brings help if they have multiple dogs. Old or handicapped dogs may skip the walk, suggest a daycare day instead.
Stay Organized
We highly recommend that you track your upcoming meet and greets on your Petz Pack google calendar. Set reminders, notifications, etc and get in the habit of checking in with your client 1-2 days prior. This starts conditioning the client to be on time.
Did the Meet and Greet Go Well?
Dogs must be approved or declined per our insurance requirements and safety of other hosts involved. Navigate to the Dog Directory and update their status after the meet and greet (if they are new dogs to our service)
Rejecting a Dog
This is a touchy situation and best handled by Petz Main. If the meet and greet did not go well, simply end the meeting and let them know that you or Petz Main will be in touch regarding their upcoming booking. Update the dog's status to Flagged and Petz Main will be notified, only.
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