It’s important that you know what to expect when using the services of a Pet Sitter. Having Peace of Mind is important.
Meeting the Pet Sitter
Before using the services of a Pet Sitter you would meet with them to go through your own pet care routine. Make sure the Pet Sitter knows exactly what you want them to do. Even down to small things, like where you want your pet to be fed or walked – or whether you like your dog to sleep on the sofa!!
This is a time to check that your Pet Sitter is insured, that they have references and that they have a back up in place in case they get sick or cannot complete a task. A professional Pet Sitting service will have all of these things.
What Happens At The Visits
Whether you are going away on holiday or using a dog walking service, your pet should receive the exact care that you have requested. There should be no guess work involved, the Pet Sitter should follow your instructions.
Your Pet Sitter should contact you after every visit they complete to let you know that your pets are safe and your home is secure. If you want added peace of mind you could always ask them to call you from your own home phone. Also you can request pictures to be sent to you of your pet, maybe while they are being fed or out for their walk.
Additional Services From Your Pet Sitter
While you are away your Pet Sitter can also turn lights on and off, open and close curtains, bring in your post, put out the bin for you and water your plants. All these additional services would be part of the visit and offer added security for your home.
Selecting the right Pet Sitter for you is important. It’s also important that it is a good match for your pets.
Using a Pet Sitter should mean that when you return home everything will be the same as when you left it, with happy pets ready to welcome you at the door.