Why Hire a Professional Pet Sitter?

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Advantages for your pet:

1)  Reduced Stress.  Your pet(s) stays in its own familiar secure environment where all the sights, smells and sounds say “Home!”
2)  Diet and Exercise.  Customary diet and exercise routines are followed, with no interruption to upset your pet(s).
3)  No “Travel Trauma.”  Travel in a vehicle to a relative’s home, boarding facility or kennel may upset your pet(s). Plus, you save time and gas by just locking your door knowing the pet sitter will be there to care for your pet(s).
4)  Health Concerns.  With a pet sitter, there is minimal exposure to illness of other animals. This will save you money at the veterinarian upon your return.
5)  Hospice Care.  Trained professional pet sitters can administer medications recommended by your veterinarian. Pet(s) are more comfortable receiving palliative care at “Home.”
6)  TLC.  Most importantly, your pet(s) receives love and personal attention while you are away.

Advantages for You:

1)  Travel. You won’t be inconvenienced or upset by transporting your pet(s). Plus, you can just leave for the airport, train or cruise ship knowing your pet sitter will be there to care for your pet(s). Also, when you arrive on an evening flight, your pet(s) will be home waiting for your return. Boarding and doggy day cares are often closed evenings, Sunday’s and holidays.
2)  No Imposition.  You don’t have to impose on a friend, neighbor or relative to care for your pet. Instead, you can rely on a pet care professional who will put your pet’s needs first.
3)  Licensed, Bonded & Insured.  States, counties and cities license pet sitters. Pet sitters should also have in force insurance and bonding. This protects you, your pet(s) and your home while in the care of a professional pet sitter.
4)  Security.  Your home is made more secure by the crime deterrent services provided by most pet sitting services.
5)  Peace of Mind.  While you’re away, you can feel confident your pet is in capable, caring hands. With today’s communication technology, pet sitters can email or text you each visit, enhancing that peace of mind.
6)  Special Services.  Pet sitters can provide additional home services while caring for your pet, such as watering plants and bringing in the mail.