Howling Holiday Tips For Finding the Purrfect Pet Sitter


With the busy holiday season upon us, many pet parents are scrambling to find reliable pet care for their holiday travel. Finding a good pet sitter can be a difficult task as it is so easy for anyone to put up a flier and advertise pet-sitting services. Then, with the influx of pet-care directory sites popping up in recent years, more and more people are advertising pet-sitting services, with little to no experience. (So many people think if they “just love pets” they can be a pet sitter. Because of this, the search for reliable pet care can be very confusing!

Rolo ate the couch…there was a squeaky in there somewhere!
Rolo ate the couch…there was a squeaky in there somewhere!

Here are important questions you must ask when considering a pet sitter!

  1. Does the pet sitter have the proper business license for your city or state?
  2. Is the pet sitter insured and bonded?
  3. Can the pet sitter provide proof of clear criminal history?
  4. Does the pet sitter provide client references?
  5. Will the pet sitter use a pet-sitting services agreement or contract?
  6. Is the pet sitter a Certified Professional Pet Sitter (CPPS) and/or has he or she participated in pet-care training, such as pet first aid?
  7. Is the pet sitter a member of a professional and educational association, such as Pet Sitters International?



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