Cork Pet Sitter: Pet Sitting Pros, Cons, Cost and More

Cork Pet Sitter

We get lots of pet owners in Cork looking for care for their pets when they are travelling away on holiday or working during the week, and we understand that it’s important for them to make the right choice for their pets. So when they are considering using a Cork Pet Sitter they have lots of questions about the pros and cons of a Pet Sitting Service, how much a Pet Sitter will cost and what care their pet will receive when using a Pet Sitter.

In this article we talk about what a Pet Sitting Service involves, the Pros and Cons of using a Cork Pet Sitter and the cost of the service, to give you enough information to make an informed decision.

Pet Sitters Ireland provide Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Services across all of the Republic of Ireland for all types of animals. Call us 1800 303010 or 087 9898042 or Contact Us for more information.

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How Will A Cork Pet Sitter Take Care Of Your Pets?

Pet Sitting is an alternative to using a Dog Boarding Kennels or Cattery, or maybe asking a friend or family member to take care of your pets.

When you use a Pet Sitter your pets get to stay at home in their own bed, with their own toys and eat their own food. Instead of taking them out of the home to a strange facility that they are not used to.

When your Pet Sitter comes to meet your pets they will find out about your pets normal routine and the things that they like to do, so we can make sure that we know exactly how to take care of your pets while you are away.

For example:

  • What type of food do your pets eat?
  • Where do you normally place their bowls when they eat?
  • Do they get specific treats?
  • Do you scoop your cat litter or change it every day? Is your dog house trained?
  • Where does your dog like to go for a walk/cat like to play?

These are just some of the questions that your Pet Sitter will ask to get a good understanding of your pets and their pet care needs.

When we meet you it’s a good chance for you to let us know everything you want us to do with your pets. The more we know about your pet care routine, the better the job we can do taking care of your pets.

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Pros Of Using A Pet Sitter In Cork


Using a Pet Sitter is an extremely convenient solution for your pet care. If you are travelling away at short notice you can book your Pet Sitter online with ease, knowing that we will always be available to take care of your pets.

There is no need to drop your pets off anywhere and also you don’t need to arrange for anyone to check on your house while you are away, as with a Pet Sitter we perform home security checks while we are there taking care of your pets.

When you come home from your trip there is no need to rush home to fit in with boarding kennel collection times, your pets are waiting at home ready for your return.

Pets Stay Home

Your pets love their home and ideally don’t want to be removed from it. It’s their place of safety and comfort. So when you use a Pet Sitter they get to keep their normal routine and are not subjected to unfamiliar surroundings.

One To One Care

A Pet Sitting service is a very personal service to you and your pets. Our primary objective is to take care of your pets exactly as you would normally take care of them.

That means we feed them at the same time you do, walk them in the same places you do and play with them exactly like you do – making the service very tailored to your needs.

You might also like to read: What Questions Should I Ask My Pet Sitter?

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Home Security

With your pets at home, there is also an added element of home security. We are checking daily on your home to make sure that everything is secure and there are no emergencies with your property, such as leaking pipes or damaged fences.

You might also like to read: How Do I Know I Can Trust My Pet Sitter?

Cons Of Using A Pet Sitter In Cork


When you are choosing a Pet Sitter it is important to make sure you choose a reputable company that has systems and procedures in place to care for your pets.

You don’t want to be sitting on a beach wondering who to call to find out if you pets are safe when you can’t get through to you Pet Sitter.

You want to know that they have a backup plan if they get sick, if they have someone who checks that they are not missing visits and someone you can raise concerns with during the service period.

If your Pet Sitter has made this their full-time career, then it is likely that they will be very reliable. If they are providing the service for a part time cash income, it’s unlikely that your pets are their main priority.

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One of the great benefits of using a Pet Sitter is the chance to be spontaneous and travel away at short notice. Once you have met your Pet Sitter and they know your routine then you can book them anytime you want.

If you choose a solo operator to provide Pet Sitting services to you then it is likely that you will need to book your Pet Sitting requirements around their schedule.

Cost of Using A Pet Sitter In Cork

The cost of Pet Sitting varies across Cork and also depends on the length of visits and time you need services.

Buying based on price if probably not advisable when you are entrusting that person with the care of your family member. Consider some of the things that you would expect from your Pet Sitter and make sure you are getting those.

You might also like to read: How Much Will My Pet Sitter Cost?

Our handy Checklist for Hiring A Pet Sitter will help you make an informed decision when you look at hiring a Pet Sitter.

What Happens Next?

  1. Get in touch (or call 1800 303010 / 087 9898042) and tell us about your pets – we want to know everything about them! We want to know what they love and hate, where they like to go for walks or which games they like to play. We even want to know your home routine – when we need to turn lights on/off, when we need to put the bin out and how we keep your favourite plant alive.
  2. Let us give you a personalised quote for the pet care option that best suits you and your pets. Not all pets are the same and so we want to make sure that we create a schedule of visits that suit your pets needs.
  3. Meet with your Pet Care Assistant to make sure it’s a good match. This is your chance to get to know us and make sure you are happy. We want you heading away without any worries about your pets.
  4. And finally…Relax knowing we have everything taken care of. And if you need us any time we are only a phone call away.

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