Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What To Look For In A Great Pet Sitter Or Dog Walker

For many families in the United States, a pet – be it a dog, cat, rabbit, reptile, fish or ferret – is an adored part of the family. As such, many families work hard to find a reliable and caring person to care for their pets when the family is away. This can be a daunting task, but can be made much easier if you know what to look for.

Here are some traits and requirements that any professional pet sitter should possess:

Genuine Animal Lover: This is the most basic trait you should look for in a quality pet sitter or dog walker. Have a potential sitter meet with you and your pets, ensure that the sitter gets along with your pets, and that your pets reciprocate in kind.

Professionalism: Any service provider should present and represent themselves in a professional manner, all that much more when they’re being considered for taking care of a member of your family.

Licensed, Bonded and Insured: Any worthwhile individual doing pet sitting should at a minimum be properly trained on how to care for pets. They should also be bonded and insured, this will give you peace of mind where your home and personal belongings are concerned.

Reliability: A proven and traceable track record for reliability is a must. When you’re leaving your pet in somebody else’s care, you want to know for certain that they will show up on time to get the job done. A network of reliable backup sitters should also be available in the event your selected sitter cannot perform their duties.

Communicative: A great pet sitter will have a means of keeping in touch with you while you’re away, and will find pleasure in providing you with updates on how your pet is doing. They should also provide you with details as to how they will be caring for your pet, and ask you lots of questions concerning your pet, such as needs, behavior, likes, dislikes, quirks, etc. They should also provide you with a final report on how the care went while you were away.

By following these guidelines, you and your pet will likely have a great experience. For more information about our top rated professional pet sitting and dog walking services, visit us on the web at www.fetchpetcare.com.

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