Using a pet sitter, the pet owner is not inconvenienced or upset worrying about the wellfare of his or her pet. Also, the pet owner does not need to impose on friends, relatives, or neighbors to take care of a pet while the owner is away.
A qualified pet sitter will also look after your home making sure to keep your home secure while you are away. With the increased attention and care a pet sitter can give, your pet will benefit.
There are many things to consider when you are looking for a pet-sitter. Your pet is a member of your family, so care in choosing the right individual to care for your pet is EXTREMELY important.
The first thing to consider, is if the individual you are considering, and your pet, interact well. It is critical that your prospective pet sitter, and your pet have a good relationship. Also, always interview your prospective pet sitter and ask detailed questions about the care your pet will be recieving. References are always good! Make sure that all rates are discussed beforehand, you donít want to be surprised when you get home.
If your pet has special needs, make sure these are addressed and the sitter is aware of anything that your pet may need beyond the normal scope of care. Finally, make sure your pet will stay in his/her own environment while you are away. Transplanting your pet out of a familiar environment, even for a short time, can be traumatic to your pet. Make sure he/she is comfortable at home while you are away.
Here are some tips you should follow while your away, to keep your pet safe, comfortable, and happy!
Remember to call ahead and reserve your pet sitter in advance, this will guarantee that your preferred sitter will be available when you need him/her!
Secure any gates or swimming pools around your house before leaving so that no accidents will happen.
Leave on a radio while youíre away. Having some noise in the house will help your pet feel less lonely.
Leave any food, leashes, or medicines, easily available for the sitter to find.
Leave the lights on for your sitter.
Give your sitter any additional instructions that he/she might need.
Leave your contact information with the sitter, your neighbors, and the vet. That way you will always be in touch if you need to be contacted!
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