Leaving your pet in the care of someone else can be quite worrying and stressful when you go away. To feel more comfortable, follow our simple tips for choosing the best pet sitter for your pet.

 

1. Check reviews and references

Check out the pet sitter’s reviews online to make sure they have all positive reviews. Also, ask them for a couple of references from previous clients, and contact them to see if they’re a reliable and trustworthy candidate to look after your pet.

 

2. Check for animal care experience

Although there are required qualifications for pet sitters, you’d want to find someone who has extensive experience with animal care or professional qualifications like Veterinary Nursing certificates.

 

3. Meet them in person

It is always recommended you meet your pet sitter before hiring them. Ask them to visit your place so you can explain your regular pet routine, see how they interact with your pet, and give them any needed instructions.

 

4. Consider a backup option

Consider having back up options, in case your pet sitter becomes sick or unable to look after your pet. A friend or family member could be a reliable option.