Selecting A Pet Sitter

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How does one go about selecting a pet sitter? People choose to hire pet sitters for many reasons. Whether you’re away for business, an emergency or vacation here are some tips that could make your selection a bit easier.

Here’s what to look for in a pet sitter:

  • Does your potential sitter possess commercial liability insurance?
  • Has your potential sitter received any training?
  • Are they associated with a veterinarian who can provide emergency services?
  • Do they provide related services such as dog walking, dog training and in-home training?
  • Will they provide references?

How to help your sitter:

  • Make sure your sitter knows where all your pets necessities are.
  • Leave clear instructions.
  • Buy extra supplies for those just in case moments.
  • Make sure your pet is wearing current identification tags.

That list can appear rather daunting, but the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (800-296-PETS) or Pet Sitters International (800-268-SITS) can provide referrals.