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How to Be an Ideal Client and Win Your Pet Care Professional's Heart!
The following tips come from talking with pet sitters, dog walkers, and dog daycare owners over the years, and hearing about situations that they have faced with their clients. This may seem like a lengthy list of things to remember, but if you keep these things in mind you'll be helping your pet sitter, dog walker, or dog daycare personnel provide the very best care possible for your pets. And rest assured, the person caring for your pets has a much longer list of things to do than you do! Click to read full article.

Prepare Your Home and Pet for Your Petsitter

Prepare for your pet
Ensure that there will be enough food, treats, kitty litter, etc. for the time you will be away.
Let your pet sitter know where your dog's leash is kept.
If you have a carrier for your pet, let your pet sitter know where it is kept.
If your pet is on medication, notify your pet sitter ahead of time.
Leave detailed instructions on its use, even if you tell your pet sitter verbally how it's administered.

Prepare your home
Inform your pet sitter of anything that may be out of the ordinary (sinks that don't drain properly, toilet that overflows, etc.).
Show your pet sitter where the thermostat is and how to operate it. Be sure to leave it set at a comfortable temperature for your pets while you're gone.
If anyone will be in your home during your absence, let your pet sitter know. Because of safety concerns, many pet sitters will not enter a house if they see someone there. Also, be aware that many pet sitting businesses will not accept jobs if they are requested to share pet care responsibilities with others, or if someone else will be in the home while they are caring for your pets.
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Why choose a professional pet sitter to care for your pets?
Psychological research shows that animals are most comfortable in a familiar environment. Many veterinarians recommend that pets stay at home when their owners are away so that they maintain their regular diet, which avoids digestive problems, and sleep and play in their accustomed places, with familiar smells and sights. In addition, there's no risk of acquiring diseases or parasites from other animals in a kennel. Click to read full article.


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