What Does A Pet Sitter Do? (Benefits, Services, Costs and More)

What Does A Pet Sitter Do

When you think about hiring a Pet Sitter to take care of your pets you might wonder what does a pet sitter do, how does the service work and what can you expect?

A Pet Sitter is an alternative to using a kennel or a cattery. Instead, your pets stay in their own home and a Pet Sitter calls into your home as many times a day as you need to take care of your pets.

What Does A Pet Sitter Do?

When we meet with you to take care of your pets we will find out how you normally take care of your pets and those are the exact things that we will do. Our policy is to match your pet’s normal pet care routine as closely as possible.

Some of the tasks that we typically carry out are:

  • Feeding
  • Playing
  • Take dogs for a walk (this is included in a Pet Sitting visit)
  • Turn lights on/off
  • Close/open curtains and blinds
  • Put out bins
  • Bring in post

What Are The Benefits Of Using A Pet Sitter?

One of the main benefits of using a Pet Sitter is that there is no disruption to your pets normal routine. They don’t have to leave the house and stay in unfamiliar surroundings, instead, they get to spend time at home enjoying the comforts they are used to.

Using a Pet Sitter allows you to travel at short notice. There is no need to book weeks in advance to secure your place at a boarding kennels instead you can just decide to take off on holiday at a moments notice.

If you decide to use a boarding kennel or an in home dog minding service your dog will be mixing with other dogs. While your dog might be the most friendly and well-behaved dog you do not know the dogs they will be hanging out with. When you use a Pet Sitter your pets don’t mix with any other pets that they don’t know, meaning they are safe at all times.

Home Security is an ever increasing problem and with a Pet Sitter, you have someone visiting your home every day to make sure your home is secure. Turning lights on and off, and closing and opening blinds gives your home a lived in look.

What Type Of Pets Does A Pet Sitter Take Care Of?

A Pet Sitter will take care of all types of pets. So whether you have rabbits, snakes, a spider, a horse or a cat or dog, a Pet Sitter can take care of them.

Part of the Meet and Greet process that Pet Sitters Ireland carry out is to get to know your pets and their routine. So once we know how you normally take care of them we can follow those instructions exactly.

You can read more about the Meet and Greet process in the following article:

What Pet Sitter Does

How Much Does A Pet Sitter Cost?

The cost of a Pet Sitting service depends on a number of factors such as length of visit, the number of pets and time of day.

We cover the details of the cost of a Pet Sitter in the article below:

Can I Find A Pet Sitter Near Me?

Pet Sitters Ireland are a Nationwide service, so we provide services to pet owners all over Ireland. Contact us to arrange to meet with your Pet Sitter today.

Factors To Consider When Using A Pet Sitter

When you are choosing a Pet Sitting service there are so many factors to consider to make sure that you select the right company and person to take care of your four-legged family members.

  • Is the company you are hiring a professional company?
  • Is the business insured?
  • Does the business have an online presence?
  • What are the companies terms and conditions?
  • Who works for the company?
  • How long will the visits be and what do they include?
  • Where will your personal information be stored?
  • How will you know your pets are safe and your home secure?

You can read more about all of these issues in the article below:

And also download our checklist for hiring a Professional Pet Sitter at the link below:

How Can Pet Sitters Ireland Help You?

Are you thinking of travelling away, staying late after work or have a night out planned then let us know how we can help.

We operate services 24/7, 365 days a year and guarantee to be there for you 100% of the time. With back-up systems in place we never miss a visit.

Got more questions then visit our Pet Learning Centre at the link below to find out more about our services and how we can help you.