Pet sitting

What does a pet sitter do?

Caring pet owners know that most pets adjust better to their owner's absence and experience less anxiety and stress when they can remain in their home environments. Pet sitters make this possible with daily visits to your home. In addition to meals, exercise, playtime, and cleaning litter boxes or cages, professional pet sitters may also [...]

Why should I hire a professional?

Professional pet sitters are just what the description implies—professional. While having friends, family, or neighbors care for your pets may seem like a logical choice, professional pet sitters do this for a living and have the experience necessary to care for your animals. This means that you can trust us to act responsibly when we [...]

What are the advantages for my pet?

Reduced Stress – Your pet stays in its own familiar secure environment where all the sights, smells and sounds say "Home!" Diet and Exercise – Customary diet and exercise routines are followed, with no interruption to upset your pet. No "Travel Trauma" – Travel in a vehicle to boarding facility or kennel may upset your pet. [...]

What are the advantages for me?

Travel – You won't be inconvenienced or upset by transporting your pet. No Imposition – You don't have to impose on a friend, neighbor or relative to care for your pet, but instead rely on a pet care professional that will put your pet's needs first. Security – Your home is made more secure by the crime deterrent [...]

How do I prepare my home and pets for a pet sitting service?

Preparation can make a big difference in how smoothly things go for your pet when the pet sitter comes to visit. Here are some tips: Call your pet sitter before you leave town to confirm travel dates and contact information while you are away. Make sure the pet sitter has a phone number where you [...]

What can I do to help my pet sitter take the best care of my pets?

You can help your pet sitter be a better friend to your pet by making sure there are no problems while you are away. Planning and preparation in the following areas will smooth the way: Tell the pet sitter about all health problems your pet may have—major or minor, past or present. Provide written verification [...]

How much should I tip my pet sitter?

While pet sitters appreciate a tip it isn't absolutely necessary. Pet sitters care for your pets with a great deal of love, and frequently go "above and beyond" the call of duty. If you were provided with great service, it is appropriate to tip your pet sitter 10–20% of the total bill.

When is it not appropriate to hire a pet sitter?

There are some cases where pet sitting may not be the best alternative for your pet. Here are some examples: Most pet sitters are able to give your pet basic oral medication, and many can administer insulin injections. Some pet sitters can give subcutaneous fluids as well. If your pet is in failing health, or [...]

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