How to Search The Best Pet Sitting Services

Asked by Member 1123223 on Jul 30th 2012 Tagged petsitters, petsitter, petsitting in Adoption & Rescue
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Izadore (Izzie)

Searching for someone to take care of your animal(s) while you're gone is a lot like searching for a babysitter for a human child. It's always a good start to ask family, friends and your vet for recommendations. Anyone can put an ad in the paper, and it's up to you to go with your gut instincts. If something feels or sounds "funny' to you, go on to the next person. Ask for references. Have the person come over a few times before you go to get to know your animal while you're there. Watch the interactions. How does the animal react to the person? This is very telling as I believe animals do have a "sixth sense" about good and "bad" people. Remember that you get what you pay for, and if you go 'cheap', you'll probably come home to a dirty litter box and weirded out cat. If at any time you question the person sitting for your animal, go with your instincts. Be open and honest with the person and expect the same from them. Rescue organizations also may have sitters they can recommend.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 7/30/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Pet sitting is a service which is especially important for your pets if you have to go out of town. A pet sitter is a contracted service provider who takes care of your pet in its own home. When selecting a pet sitter, you have to be alert since you are finding a caretaker for your lovable pet for when you are away. You have to ask the right questions in order to find a good pet sitter and make sure that they have the proper licenses, qualifications and reputation to go with it all.

1. Your pets can live in the comfort of their own house where they feel safe and secure.
2. Your pets will receive personal attention from the pet sitter.
3. Your pets can stay on their regular diet.
4. If your pets require a medicine you can be sure that they never miss a dose.
5. You will not have to ask that your friends, relatives or neighbors watch your pet.
6. Your home and pets will be watched at the same time which is an extra-added bonus.
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Member 1059936 answered on 7/30/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


You can check out different sites online to view sitter's profiles. A few are, and If you find someone you like you can set up a meeting to get to know them.

Nika answered on 8/1/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Cats are adorable and playful. If you are worried about your cat grooming etc, then have a look at
they have some helpful tips and advice.

Member 1125632 answered on 8/14/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer