It surprises me the number of people who don't bother to shovel their driveways when there is less than 4" of snow. As a home owner I am not just concerned for my own safety but that of my wife, son and dog. As a pet sitter with several employees I am concerned for all of our health and safety. What people don't realize is that just several inches of snow can partly melt or on warm days it rains and then it turns cold and freezes. This presents a major safety risk for us as we sometimes have a long walk up someones driveway and sidewalk and they are a sheet of ice. We run the risk of slipping and falling minimally getting a bruise, to breaking a bone or even can be fatal if you crack your head on the ice.
Sometimes people on vacation in the winter don't have plan for when it snows and we have to trudge through 8 or more inches of snow, making our own path. This is time we would be spending with your pet so we can not give the quality of care we would like as we have a busy schedule with other pets to visit.
For the safety of you, your family, your pets, and any service providers please keep your driveways and walks clear of snow and ice.