Pet Sitters Month!
Pet Sitters International declares September to be Pet Sitter Education Month, a time for pet owners to learn about the benefits of pet sitting and what to look out for in the purrfect pet sitter for their companion animals.
What do pet sitters do?
Pet Sitters supervise cats, dogs, and other pets while their owners are away. Key responsibilities include providing food and water, grooming, taking pets to vet appointments, administering medicine, taking dogs out for a walk, and providing companionship. Having a fenced-in yard for dogs helps animals play, too; and gives pet sitters a short reprieve!
Pet sitters are professionals in dog walking and animal care. The best pet sitters in the area will be well-versed in best business practices and how to take care of other people's pets; and there are certain attributes every pet sitter should possess including a calm demeanor; experience; consistency; reliability; sensitivity; and trustworthiness.
Find the best pet sitter
Finding a pet sitter doesn't have to be a chore. There are many resources to find a professional pet sitter. Referrals are always a good start and checking out reviews of the person. Get to know the sitter with an interview - asking a lot of questions will make both pet sitter and owner feel good about their potential relationship. Compare prices and get a contract before committing to the person. Most importantly, perform a meet-and-greet with pet and potential sitter.
Pet sitters are great to have for busy pet parents. Celebrate pet sitters this September during Pet Sitters Month!
- Jenn Smith