Pet sitters are the persons who are left in charge of pets while their owners are away from home. If you are a person who has to travel a lot for your business or job or for something else but still you want to rear a pet then you can take the help of pet sitter for taking care of your pet when you are out. Pet sitters are qualified personals who have through knowledge about the pets and their exercise, medicines etc.Â A good pet sitter won’t keep your pet idle he will always keep your pet active by making the pet doing exercise or going for a walk.
Benefits of Hiring a Pet Sitter
If you leave your pet in a boarding kennel then it will be a new atmosphere for your pet and he may also get infection from other pets. Instead if you are leaving your pet with a pet sitter in your home them your pet will be in his familiar atmosphere and with all his daily routines. Pet will feel much comfortable in his normal life. More than that you need not trouble your neighbors for keeping your pet and you will also have a person in your home. Some pet sitters may also offer you additional services like watering your plants, bringing in your news paper etc.
Find a Pet Sitter
Pet sitters have national associations and you may get information about the pet sitters in your locality from there. You can also ask the reference of your veterinarian, friends, local animal shelters and relatives as they may have some knowledge in this matter. If you get a person who is familiar and reliable to your friends then you can give preference to such persons.
Interviewing the Pet Sitter
First of all you have to check whether the pet sitter is qualified or not. What services he can offer you like washing, grooming, training, exercising your pet, watering your garden etc. Also check whether he is having good connection with veterinary doctors who may help him at times of emergencies. Also observe whether he is asking any thing about your pet like routines, habits, food, dislike, play time, fears etc.
Also ask him whether he can offer you a written contract that encloses every thing like his duties, payment etc and enquire about his commercial liability insurance proof that can cover the accidents and negligence. Ask him to give you the contact numbers of previous customers for reference.
Finally leave your pet with the pet sitter and see whether your pet likes him or not. A good pet sitter can easily take over the mind of the pet.