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Top tips for choosing the right pet sitter for your pet

If your getting ready to travel or go on holiday, instead of boarding your pet in an unfamiliar facility or burdening a friend, why not consider a professional pet sitter?

But how do you find the right pet sitter to trust with your best friend? We’re here with a few important tips that will help you feel more comfortable that your pets are safer, healthier, entertained, and well-cared for while you are away:

  • First and foremost, find a pet sitter that is affiliated with a company that is fully bonded and insured.
  • Check the company’s and the sitter’s references, and check their social media sites for reviews.
  • Confirm that your sitter has undergone a criminal background check, drug screening and received proper training in pet first aid and CPR.
  • Call your chosen sitter and pre-interview them with your pets on hand so that you and your pet(s) feel comfortable.
  • Outline all your pet sitter expectations ahead of time regarding playing, feeding, cleaning, walking, medical needs and more.
  • Make sure that the sitter and the pet sitting company are available seven days a week, and provide ‘backup’ care if your sitter has an emergency.

By following these tips both you and your pet(s) will feel more comfortable while you are away.

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