With the holidays right around the corner, you may be planning on traveling, and that doesn’t always include bringing along your four-legged friends. A popular alternative to kennel boarding is at-home pet care. When choosing a pet-sitter, take a few extra steps to help ensure you’ve found the right sitter for your pet!
*Pre-interview on the phone:
-Verify experience, ask for references
-Confirm availability and a back-up in case of emergencies
*Schedule a time to meet:
-Introduce your pet and sitter
-Let your sitter know how they should be spending their time: walking, feeding, grooming, playtime, cleaning, etc. (This ensures your expectations will be clear.)
*When you leave:
-Leave a set of spare keys and extra set hide-a-key
-Disclose any important pet medical history and vet. contact information
-Store food and supplies in a central location
-Write down helpful phone numbers/contact info.
Helpful links for finding a pet-sitter: