tabby catImagine you have a long trip coming up. Perhaps you’re going overseas or somewhere that doesn’t allow pets, so taking your furry children with you is out of the question. Should you call a friend or family member, book a low cost casual pet sitter, or go with a professional pet sitting company? Here are a few things to consider before you make your decision.

Knowledge and experience

One of the greatest advantages of using a professional pet sitter over a friend, relative, or occasional pet sitter is the wealth of knowledge we have. Our pet sitters are mature adults who have years of experience taking care of animals. That professional knowledge is crucial in moments that others may miss, such as very subtle signs of illness in your pet.

Professional pet sitters visit at regular intervals and monitor creature comforts such as the temperature of your home on boiling or frigid days. We also know the importance of keeping your pet’s area clean and their food and water bowls full every single day. Not to mention, playtime with your pet is built in to our visits to keep their mind stimulated and their spirits calm.

Courteous correspondence

Furthermore, we understand that your miss your pet while you’re away. That’s why we send detailed emails with photos and videos of your pet every day. We also respond to communication quickly and courteously to help keep your mind at ease.

Proper screening

Are you concerned about just who is coming into your home while you’re gone? Our pet sitters are screened before they begin working with us, so you can rest assured that someone who is trustworthy is watching over your home and your pet.

Insured, licensed, and bonded

Last but not least, professional pet sitters are insured, licensed, and bonded. Meaning that should the unexpected happen, we are properly covered and able to set things right.

Are you looking for a reliable pet sitter? Book an appointment with us today!
Candace Elise Hoes is a pet sitter and blogger at Katie’s Kitty. She is a graduate of the MFA Writing Program at California College of the Arts.

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