10 Important Questions to Ask When Hiring a Pet Sitter
I’m sure like most pet owners, you feel that your pets are not just animals they are family members. As such you want to make sure that whoever is caring for them is qualified to do so. As a professional pet sitter, I have heard many horror stories from new clients regarding non-professionals they have used in the past. From pets left for days without food or water, to their pet sitter canceling on them at the last minute, to the person bringing other people, friends or family members into their home, to medications not being administered correctly or at all, to complete no shows and more! These tragedies and more are what caused them to seek out a professional pet sitting service.
There a many pet sitting clearing houses online these days such as care.com, rover.com, sittercity just to name a few. On these sites anyone can sign up and present themselves as a pet sitter. While there are professionals who post on these sites, BEWARE, many are no more than hobbyists or folks who have little to no experience at all.
REMEMBER, WHILE CARING FOR YOUR PET, THIS PERSON WILL HAVE FULL ACCESS TO YOUR HOME AND YOUR POSSESSIONS.