If you’re going to be away from home for a while, a dog sitter is a great option to keep your dog safe, happy, and cared for while you’re gone. Here are 9 factors to consider when looking for a dog sitter.
You probably don’t want a dog sitter who knows nothing about dogs at all, but you may also want someone whose expertise is a little more specific. If you have a big dog, you may want a person well-versed in caring for them, for example.
Using a company? Then they’ll probably have an insurance policy that puts your mind at ease.
Love For Dogs
A dog sitter should, preferably, like dogs just as much as you do. Why would you entrust the care of your furry companion to someone who doesn’t like dogs?
A dog sitter will be staying in your home. Can you trust them with your belongings? Do a background check first.
You need to be able to trust a dog sitter to show up on time and do what must be done.
A dog sitter should be able to be gentle but firm when enforcing house rules for your dog.
Let your dog meet potential dog sitters first. Do they hit it off or not?
You need a dog sitter who is observant and aware of what is going on around the house and what your dog’s needs are.
It’s great to have a dog sitter that can work around last-minute changes and requests!
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