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Finding the Right Pet Sitter

 

When you find the right person to care for your pet, it’s such a weight off your shoulders. If you’re like most pet owners, your pet is part of your family; that's why trust with a pet sitter or agency is so important. You don’t want to worry about your furry, scaly, or feathery loved one when you have to be away for an extended amount of time. There are several ways to seek out and research different businesses or individuals; as well as ways to know the quality of care that is offered.

 

Start in Your Neighborhood

First, start where you are. After all, convenience is a huge bonus and there may be some high school or college aged kids looking to supplement their income or start a real business. It is always nice to be able to find a pet sitter that lives near by. Not only will your pet feel more comfortable being close to home, but a local sitter is more likely to take care of your pets on short notice. Check Your:

  • Mailbox postings
  • Community boards with ‘services offered’ ads
  • Online HOA community websites/chat groups

 

Advertising

Advertising for sitters can be a daunting task and hard to manage when you have the day to day to deal with. However, this may be the best option for someone with very specific needs, care, or even preferences to really narrow the list and hopefully shorten your search time. You can advertise in the newspaper (although a bit archaic in our digital age), online job boards, or even on social media sites.

 

Other Recruitment Options

Examples of organizations that you could tap into for pet care include:

  • Humane societies
  • Kennel & social clubs
  • Veterinary schools or practices
  • Animal rescue groups
  • Pet stores
  • Local pet publications
  • Dog parks

 

These suggestions will definitely help connect you with potential candidates, but don’t overlook asking the right questions to find the best fit and the highest quality care. Experience, temperament, caregiver responsibility, or any special care are important topics to touch on. We encourage you ask about other services offered, pricing, and availability. Every pet and pet owner are different, so your interview process will vary greatly from your neighbor. Take the time to choose your pets next pet-loving professional, after all, your loved ones deserve the best!

 

 

 

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When you find the right person to care for your pet, it’s such a weight off your shoulders. If you’re like most pet owners, your pet is part of your family; that's why trust with a pet sitter or agency is so important. You don’t want to worry about your furry, scaly, or feathery loved one when you have to be away for an extended amount of time. There are several ways to seek out and research different businesses or individuals; as well as ways to know the quality of care that is offered.

 

Start in Your Neighborhood

First start where you are. After all, convenience is a huge bonus and there may be some high school or college aged kids looking to supplement income or start a real business. It would be so nice to have the option of getting to know or already knowing your pets’ future sitter without looking too far. Another benefit is that a caregiver who is local will likely be able to accommodate you on short notice. Finally, your pet will likely spend more time close to his or her home, getting to know the local pets with the security of a familiar place close by. Check Your:

  • Mailbox postings
  • Community boards with ‘services offered’ ads
  • Online HOA community websites/chat groups

 

Advertising

Advertising for sitters can be a daunting task and hard to manage when you have the day to day to deal with. However, this may be the best option for someone with very specific needs, care, or even preferences to really narrow the list and hopefully shorten your search time. You can advertise in the newspaper (although a bit archaic in our digital age), online job boards, or even on social media sites.

 

Other Recruitment Options

Examples of organizations that you could tap into for pet care include:

  • Humane societies
  • Kennel & social clubs
  • Veterinary schools or practices
  • Animal rescue groups
  • Pet stores
  • Local pet publications
  • Dog parks

 

These suggestions will definitely help connect you with potential candidates, but don’t overlook asking the right questions to find the right fit and the highest quality care. Experience, temperament, caregiver responsibility, any special care or services offered along with pricing and availability are all important topics to touch on. Every pet and pet owner are different, so your interview process will vary greatly from your neighbor. Take the time to choose your pets next pet-loving professional, after all your loved ones deserve the best!