How to Be
an Ideal Client and Win Your Pet Care Professional's Heart!
The following tips come from talking with pet sitters, dog
walkers, and dog daycare owners over the years, and hearing
about situations that they have faced with their clients.
This may seem like a lengthy list of things to remember, but
if you keep these things in mind you'll be helping your pet
sitter, dog walker, or dog daycare personnel provide the
very best care possible for your pets. And rest assured, the
person caring for your pets has a much longer list of things
to do than you do! Click to read full article.
Prepare Your Home and Pet for Your Petsitter
Prepare for your pet
Ensure that there will be enough food, treats, kitty
litter, etc. for the time you will be away.
Let your pet sitter know where your dog's leash is kept.
If you have a carrier for your pet, let your pet sitter
know where it is kept.
If your pet is on medication, notify your pet sitter ahead
Leave detailed instructions on its use, even if you tell
your pet sitter verbally how it's administered.
Prepare your home
Inform your pet sitter of anything that may be out of the
ordinary (sinks that don't drain properly, toilet that
Show your pet sitter where the thermostat is and how to
operate it. Be sure to leave it set at a comfortable
temperature for your pets while you're gone.
If anyone will be in your home during your absence, let
your pet sitter know. Because of safety concerns, many pet
sitters will not enter a house if they see someone there.
Also, be aware that many pet sitting businesses will not
accept jobs if they are requested to share pet care
responsibilities with others, or if someone else will be in
the home while they are caring for your pets.
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Why choose a professional pet sitter to care for your
Psychological research shows that animals are most
comfortable in a familiar environment. Many veterinarians
recommend that pets stay at home when their owners are away
so that they maintain their regular diet, which avoids
digestive problems, and sleep and play in their accustomed
places, with familiar smells and sights. In addition,
there's no risk of acquiring diseases or parasites from
other animals in a kennel.
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