Selecting Your Pet Sitter
Beware… not all pet sitting services are created equal! When it comes to selecting the person and/or company that will care for your pet and home when you’re away, don’t just assume the biggest ad or flashiest website will get you the best service. Here are a few tips to help you in your search:
- First Impressions A phone conversation can expose the true nature of a pet sitting service right from the start. Does the sitter seem genuinely interested in your situation? Do they express an interest in learning about your pets? Don’t be fooled by a slick sales pitch!
- Interviews Are Critical Does the service offer an initial interview before your first trip? A free interview to bring the sitter and pet together is absolutely essential. If they tell you to “just leave a key and don’t worry about it”, find another service!
- Updates On The Road Will the sitter provide you with updates via telephone, text or email if you request them? A caring, quality service will gladly keep you informed of your pet’s activities if so desired. If they refuse, look elsewhere!
- Listen To Your Pet When the sitter meets your pet look to see how comfortable both are with one another. Our pets are great judges of character!