No matter how much you dote on your pets, sometimes it’s not possible to bring them along with you on trips. When your pets have to stay behind while you’re traveling, pet sitters can make sure that they are taken care of and provide them with some much-needed attention. Keep the following characteristics in mind when hiring a pet sitter for your Chicago home.
PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE
Pet sitters should have experience dealing with a wide range of pet behaviors and temperaments. This helps ensure that they’ll be able to manage your pets, especially if they require special care. Pet sitters should also be able to calm pets that are anxious or nervous.
Leaving your pets in someone else’s care can be stressful, but you can ease some of that anxiety by making sure you find a pet sitter who is reliable. That means finding a pet sitter who will show up on time every day to take care of your pets. You can find out if pet sitters are known for being dependable by asking for references and talking to previous clients about their experiences.
A SOLID REPUTATION
Finding pet sitters that you feel comfortable with is one of the most important factors to consider. Knowing that you can trust your pet sitter provides you with peace of mind that your pets will be in good hands while you’re gone. Look for pet sitters who are insured, as well as licensed and bonded. You should also find pet sitters who have passed a background check, such as those who work for local pet sitting companies or organizations.
A GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION
Ask any pet sitters you’re thinking of hiring to come over to your place to meet your pets before you go on your trip. The ideal pet sitter will be friendly and relaxed around your pets, and your pets should seem comfortable with them.
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