Why hire a Pet Sitter?
Pet sitters do much more than provide a pet with food and water while their guardian is away from home.
A good pet sitter also spends quality time with the animal, gives him exercise and knows how to tell if he needs veterinary attention. What's more, pet sitters typically offer additional services, such as taking in mail and newspapers and watering plants.
Why hire a pet sitter? A pet sitter—a professional, qualified individual paid to care for your pet—offers both you and your pet many benefits.
Your pet gets:
Happier friends and neighbors, who aren't burdened with caring for your pet.
What should I look for?
It's important to learn all you can about a prospective pet sitters' qualifications and services. Before selecting a pet sitter, interview the candidates over the phone or at your home. Find out the following:
Helping the pet sitter and your pet Of course, even the most trustworthy, experienced pet sitter will have trouble if you haven't also kept your end of the bargain. Here are your responsibilities:
Finally, have a safe and fun trip. And remember to bring your pet sitter's phone number in case your plans change—or you just want to find out how Fluffy and Fido are doing.
The Humane Society of the United States