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Pet Sitting - What to Ask Before You Hire Anyone

July 06, 2021 3 min read

When looking for a pet sitter, you want to hire a person that loves animals and is well-trained. The pet sitting service may be a great choice for you.

However, before you hire the person, there are a few things you need to ask. Here is a list of questions you should ask any pet sitting company that will personally take your dog.

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Does the person arrive in person and interact with your dog? If your dog is nervous or shy, he/she may shy away from the new person. Come up with a prepared greeting anyway, so that the person entering your home is already friendly. Introduce them to your dog beforehand, so they are not meeting it the first time.

Pet sitting in general is a low-risk diversified job, but it's nice to know what things you should be looking for.

1. What is your background? What kind of pet business do you do? How long have you worked pet sitting?

2. What will your responsibility take? Can you make money if no one is home during the day? Do you have a specific time that is all business, or do you try to make it home during your lunch hour?

3. How does your pet sitter work? What is your routine like? Do they come in, play with your dog for a few minutes, and then leave? Are you in contact with them about your dog's behavior?

4. Any special requirements regarding small dogs, or mobility concerns from you or your dog? Can you bring a particular pet into the home if it does not travel well?

5. What is your estimate of the time you will spend pet sitting?

6. If I could negotiate a discount, what would it be?

7. How much are you willing to spend on food, Gourmet dog treats, toys, beds, etc.?

8. Ask them to outline a health Guarantee, including when they fix any problems that may arise.

9. Be sure they can provide contact information for their references and checklist any major expenses, like the vet, canine operating costs, carpet cleaning, pet sitting fees, kennel hiring, dog sitting injuries, etc.

10. If your pet sitter provides live updates via email, codes, phone, and website, you should be able to ask them questions in person.

11. If they offer live updates via website etc. - Be sure to see if their policies allow that. Many provide live updates via email, many never do. You may be better off sticking with the person who comes to your house.

12. If you are happy with the pet sitter's performance, what is your next step?

The best way to build a relationship with any pet sitter is to let them take part in your extended needs.


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There are many ways to go about this. Ask them about their experience and what they like/ dislike doing. woodshed. Although there are many dog-loving people out there, there may be some who are not dog lovers.

If you are happy with their performance, if your dog is arthritic, or a nervous dog, you may want to weigh their offers more seriously.

Be careful of those who claim to have kidney, thyroid, or autoimmune problems since these are all becoming more common. Some claim they cannot be bothered to give their dogs any of the requirements like it. (You remember Band-Aid and the Yolo trail? All those people are cowards who value their privacy.)

Some of these people will insist that to save money, they will choose to not get any medical services for their "and relished" dogs. This is a "no-brainer," and you can be sure they do not mean it.

Any reputable pet sitter would be happy to take your dog to the vet and get a full exam performed...They would not opt to handle it themselves. The vet and any other professional sitters should administer the full exam since they are professionals. The dog sitter should only handle pre- dictations and prescriptions through their trained caregivers, and they should not be allowed to administer any other medications unless specifically instructed to.

The best, most caring dog sitters will spend as much time as possible with you and your family. They will stay at your house as often as possible. They will make sure your medications are updated and they have started you on a medication that will help keep your heartworm meds if they know that there is any.

If your dog sitter is driving all the visits, be sure to detail any special care or health issues your dog must be sure that there are no health issues to worry about.

This article was written by Kafkai AI.

Photos by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels

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