There comes a time in ever pet owner’s life to leave their pet away for some time for any unavoidable circumstances, because pet owners, who love their pets do not want to leave their pets in anyone else’s care unless they are sure that their loved ones will be taken care of the way they would do it themselves.
If a situation like this occurs, do no panic. There are pet sitters out there which take care of your pets while you’re away, but how to be sure whether you are choosing the right pet sitter.
Well to start off, you need to know that a pet sitter isn’t someone who just provide a pet with food and water while their guardian is away from home, but a good pet sitter is someone who has the ability to spend some quality time with your pet and has the know how to give them proper exercise and knows when they need veterinary attention.
You need to be aware of the face that just because someone calls themselves a pet sitter are also qualified for the job too. So, you need to know what you’re getting yourself into before you agree on a pet sitter.
There are certain things that you should look for in a pet sitter:
The first thing is to make sure that they are qualified in any animal management course. It is advised that you interview the candidate first before selecting the pet sitter.
During the interview you can find out what kind of training the pet sitter has completed and also observe if the pet sitter take notes when you tell them your pet’s fears, dislikes routines, medications, habits and medical conditions. These are the things that the pet sitter should be aware of while taking your pet into their care, and if they take no notes then you can tell they are not serious about their job and ultimately you’re pet.
You should definitely ask the prospective pet sitter for phone numbers of their clients who have agreed to take their services. They can share valuable information regarding the pet sitter before you make the final decision.
Even if the prospective pet sitter and their references satisfy what you’re looking for, you should definitely ask the pet sitter to come over and meet your pet.
Before actually hiring the pet sitter, watch how they interact and if it all goes well, hire the pet sitter during a shot trip and if that goes well too, you can leave your pet in the pet sitter’s care for a longer period.