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Pet Sitting – 3 Tips on Finding the Right Pet Sitter in Your Town

December 26, 2011

If you are going on a vacation or just need someone to walk your dog during the day then consider using a pet sitting service instead of a pet boarding facility. There are many advantages to using a pet sitter and once you find the right one then your pet will be much happier when you do go on vacation if you can live him or her at home.

Tip 1 – Make sure your pet sitter has experience and understands the needs of many different breeds of cats, dogs and other animals. Before you signup you need to interview the sitter. This normally does not cost you anything. See how your pet interacts with the person and ask questions about their experience with your breed of pet.

Tip 2 – Make sure you understand the policies of the pet sitting service. Most of the time the policies will be listed on their website but ask for a hard copy of the terms of service and billing procedures. You want to make sure of the rates and what tasks the service will perform when at your home. Most pet sitting companies will walk your pet, feed your pet, give fresh water, give some love, take in the mail, switch lights on or off, and give medications to your pet if needed. Most of these services are included in the price of a normal visit. Always get what you are paying for in writing.

Tip 3 – Make sure the pet sitters have your emergency contact numbers. You don’t want to be on vacation and find out that something went wrong when you get back. Leave at least three contacts for the sitter, so that they can get in touch with you if something does go wrong.

Pet sitting services have many advantages over traditional pet boarding. Make sure you interview, understand the fees and policies, and leave contact information.

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