Whether you’re searching for a pet sitter or thinking of becoming one, there are certain qualities every good pet sitter should possess. Look for the following qualities in your pet sitter to ensure you’ve found a great match for your pal....
Pet sitting has become a wonderful alternative to boarding your pet in a kennel when you leave town or need extra care support for your pet. Often times a pet sitter will come to your home to care for your pet, either visiting intermittently throughout the day or staying there while you are gone. Additionally, some pet sitters will even host your pet in their homes. Pet sitting companies work to match you with a pet sitter in your area who will best meet the needs of you and your pet.
Some sites also can help you find pet walkers, trainers or nannies for daytime care.
How will I know if the pet sitter is right for my pet?
Pet sitters set up their own profile pages and provide information about themselves and the services and care offered while sitting. Additionally, pet parents are encouraged to review and rate the sitters based on their experience. This makes it easier to find a the right pet sitter.
Most pet sitters also encourage (or even require) a meet and greet prior to the first pet sitting to make sure that the match is a good fit. This gives you and your pet a chance to meet the sitter, check out where your pet will be staying (or show the sitter where they will be staying/visiting), and discuss any special care directions the sitter should know about before sitting for your pet.
How much does pet sitting cost?
Pet sitting fees vary depending on the sitter, the service you are looking for and where you live. However, the cost is usually comparable to the amount you’d pay to board your pet. Sitters who are less experienced or are new to pet sitting may offer services at a lower price, while those that are experienced or provide more activities and space for your pet may charge more.
Most pet sitting sites also include liability insurance, veterinarian support to sitters and sitters will send you daily text and photo updates as part of the cost.
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