Benefits of Using a Pet Sitter

Benefits of Using a Pet Sitter

More and more pet owners are using the services of professional pet sitters to take advantage of the benefits in-home pet care provides:

Using a professional pet sitter reaps benefits for both pets and pet parents.

Once you experience professional pet care in your home, you’ll never worry about being away from your pet again.

Is pet sitting the best option for your pet?

If work or travel will keep you away from your pets, you’ve likely considered various pet-care options, from asking for help from a family member or friend to securing the services of a professional pet sitter.

For the Pets:

Benefits to your pets include:

• Staying at home in his/her safe, secure environment
• Being surrounded by familiar sights, smells and sounds
• Following his/her regular diet and exercise routine
• Having play time
• Receiving love and personal attention
• Maintaining medical treatment, when required
• Having someone responsible in case of an emergency
• Eliminating the trauma of travel or an unfamiliar environment
• Helping to ensure good health (no exposure to other animals’ illness or parasites)
• Your pet benefits from personalized attention they receive from the Pet Care Professional that they know and trust. We are there to give them attention, mental stimulation, love, playtime, and the occasional treat (if permitted).

For the Pet Parent:

Benefits to you include:

• Knowing that your pet is in caring, loving hands
• Having the confidence that the pet sitter can deal with other issues – such as grooming, vet visits
• Eliminating the trauma of having to transport and leave your pet
• Not having to impose on family, friends or neighbors
• Feeling your home is more secure (with someone going in and out several times a day)

Not all pet sitters are created equal, nor are they all professional. In hiring a pet sitter, it is important to make sure you have chosen the right person to care for your beloved animal.

Why should you only use a professional pet sitter?

As the pet-care industry grows, it is important that pet owners are more prudent than ever when selecting a pet sitter.

As more and more online pet-sitter directories become available, it is important to research any site you are considering using to find a pet sitter and pay special attention to the service providers listed.

Consider these questions:

• Does the site have requirements for listing?
• Are the service providers listed professional businesses or does the site accept listings from kids, college students and other non-professional sitters?
• Does the site differentiate between professional and non-professional sitters?

What is In-Home Pet Sitting?

What is In-Home Pet Sitting

What is Pet Sitting?

Wikipedia tells us a pet sitter “is a contracted service provider who takes care of a pet or other animal at its own home.” I would have to agree with that definition as it is fairly general but to the point. However after providing pet sitting service for hundreds if not thousands of clients through, I can honestly say pet sitting isContinue Reading