Are you living in the Louth area and planning a trip away? Maybe you are working late or just have a lot on your plate at the moment? We understand that sometimes you can’t be there for your pets and need help from a professional to care for them. This is when you might consider hiring the services of a Louth Pet Sitter. Someone who can come into your home to take care of your pets as many times during the day or night that you need.
What Is A Pet Sitter?
A Pet Sitter is someone who takes care of pets when their owners are not available. They feed pets, walk dogs and carry out any other tasks that the pet owners normally would with their pets.
“Pet sitting” is defined as “the act of caring for a pet in its own home while the owner is away.” Dog walking is also a form of pet sitting since it involves coming to the pet’s home to provide exercise and companionship.”
Who Uses A Pet Sitter?
All different types of people use a Pet Sitter for a number of different reasons. The one thing that they have in common is that they love their pets very much.
#1. Busy At Work
You might use a Pet Sitter because you are out all day at work and need someone to come in during the day and take your dog for a walk or feed your cat.
Maybe you work long hours or shifts and need someone to help you stick to your pet’s normal routine and come and feed them morning and/or evening.
#2. Going on Holiday
When it’s time to take your annual holiday, you can’t always take your pets with you. This is when your Pet Sitter can help with the care for your pets. They can come each day as many times as you need and feed your pets. They can also walk your dog, play with your pets and clean out any litter trays.
When you use a Pet Sitter it means that your pets can stay at home and they are not stressed by being transported to another location.
#3. Not Feeling Well
Maybe you have a cold, have pulled your back out or broke your leg? Whatever it is we can help by taking over your dog walking duties until you are back on your feet.
How Can A Pet Sitter Help You?
A Pet Sitter will help you with all the things that you normally do for your pets. Before you book any services, you will complete a full online pet care profile outlining all your requirements for your pets.
When you meet with your Pet Sitter this will be your chance to walk through these instructions with them to make sure everything is clear and you are happy that all your needs will be met.
The most important thing for you is that you feel that the person is fully able to take care of your pets and that if anything should happen to them that there is another person in the company that will be aware of that and can take over.
Questions To Ask When You Hire A Louth Pet Sitter?
These are just some of the questions that you should be asking when you are considering hiring a Pet Sitter.
- Who owns the company? Can you read about them (and see pictures of them) on their website?
- Who represents them? Who will be entering your home?
- Have they got insurance? Can you ask to see this?
- What happens if they can’t visit your pets?
- Have they received any reviews that they can show you?
- What is the visit length?
- How do you pay for services? Is VAT included or not?
- What is the contract you have with them?
- Where is all your personal information stored? Is it stored on a secure server?
- How are your pet care details recorded?
- Who has access to your holiday booking details? Is this secure?
As with any service provider you hire always ask plenty of questions before you go ahead.
How Can Pet Sitters Ireland Help You?
We appreciate that it’s a big decision to let someone in to your home to care for your pets. That’s why we try to make everything as clear as possible on our website with regards to what you can expect when you use our services.
We have lots of information in our Pet Learning Centre that you can access and we also have our FAQ’s Page.
If you want to know a little bit more about the owners you can found out about us on our About Us Page and you can read more about some of the team on the Meet The Team Page.
Got Questions? Contact Us Today for a Chat.