As much as we wish we could bring our pups with us everywhere, not every trip is appropriate for your dog. If you need to leave your dog at home, a pet sitter can be a great option. Picking a good pet sitter is important; you want someone who is reliable and good with animals, especially your dog. You want to be able to trust that they will do what they say and when they say they will do it.
Some good resources for locating a pet sitter are Pet Sitting.com, Pet Sitters International , Dog Vacay and National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS).
Once you have the name of a pet sitter, invite them over for an interview. The interview helps you to figure out whether you and the pet sitter are compatible. If you are not comfortable with each other it may hinder open communication.
An interview will provide you with a clear look at how the pet sitter interacts with your pets. Do they genuinely like your pets and do your pets like them? If they ignore your dog the whole time they are talking with you, is that a good sign? Is your normally friendly dog acting reserved or aggressive around the pet sitter?
When interviewing the pet sitter, you should cover these important areas:
Interviewing a pet sitter before you hire them is an important step and one you won’t regret taking the time to do. The goal is to find someone you and your pets are happy with as it could be the start of a great long-term relationship for all of you.
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