Advantages of Hiring a House/Pet Sitter When Traveling
There are many advantages of hiring a house/pet sitter when traveling. You may be tempted to take the pet on the trip with you, but think of the pet’s needs. Traveling can be very stressful for some pets. Suppose the car breaks down, or there are other transportation problems. Keeping the pet in crates and cages can be upsetting. The weather is a big consideration. How does the pet react in hot/cold weather? Could you leave the pet in a car? Suppose the pet gets sick; its veterinarian will be far away. The trip could be bad for you and the pet.
There are kennels, but the pet could pick up sicknesses while there. Also the pet would be in a strange environment. A pet sitter would allow the pet to be in a familiar setting while protecting your home at the same time. The sitter will make sure the client’s home looks lived in while the client’s gone. A pet sitter can give the pet the routine care it’s used to.
Where can you find a pet sitter? You can find professional ones through veterinarians and the yellow pages. Most professional pet sitters are insured and bonded so they’re liable for any problems. You could ask neighbors to pet sit. This could be a good way to hire a young neighbor looking to make extra money. The young person can learn responsibility, but make sure the adult in the household knows about this. Tell the adult what has to be done so there is supervision. A good way to get neighbors to pet sit is to do favors for them as well when they’re away. They can also pick up newspapers and mail and turn lights off and on. Keeping a pet at home under good care will give you peace of mind while traveling.
The type of pet may instigate other questions too! Health concerns and scheduling are additional things to talk about with prospective pet sitters as well as negotiating extra services such as watering plants and mail collection. This pet sitting guide can help the pet owner with the appropriate questions to ask when inquiring about pet care and sitting services. Click here to read more about pet sitting.