Many are unaware there are people that take care of pets full time for a living. That's right, they have dedicated their lives to taking care of our animal families. If work or travel will keep you away from your pets, you've likely considered various pet-care options, from asking for help from a family member or friend to securing the services of a professional pet sitter. For pet owners who want the best care for their pets and who want the peace of mind that comes from using an educated, responsible pet-care provider, professional pet sitters are a great choice!
We are committed to providing pet owners with the information you need to select the best possible pet-care option for your pets. In addition to offering pet owners free access to PSI's Pet Sitter Locator, we also want to ensure you have the information you need to choose a professional pet sitter that is right for you and your pets. Also with checklists to interview potential pet sitters, after asking around and getting referrals.
What does a pet sitter do? “Pet sitting” is defined as “the act of caring for a pet in its own home while the owner is away.” Dog walking is also a form of pet sitting since it involves coming to the pet’s home to provide exercise and companionship. As the definition above indicates, pet sitters care for your pets in your home. Pet owners often use pet sitters when they go on a vacation, travel for business or are working long hours. Pet sitters often offer more than one pet-sitting visit per day, and some pet sitters offer overnight stays as well.
SERVICES MOST PET SITTERS OFFER:
Pet sitters also often bring in mail or newspapers and alternate blinds and lights to give the home a “lived-in look” if the owners are away. Pet sitters may also perform other tasks as requested by the pet owners.
There are many benefits of using a professional pet sitter! More and more pet owners are using the services of professional pet sitters to take advantage of the benefits in-home pet care provides.
BENEFITS OF A PROFESSIONAL PET SITTER:
• Pets are happier and experience less stressed at home.
• Diet and exercise routines are uninterrupted.
• Travel trauma for both owner and pet is eliminated.
• Pet's exposure to illness is minimized.
• Untrained or unwilling friends/family/neighbors need not be called.
• In-home professional pet care provides added peace of mind.
Asking friends and family who they trust to look after their pets can be a great way to find someone you trust to take care of your animals and home while you are away. You can get referrals through social media in this day and age as well.
However we encourage pet owners to do their own due diligence and research to find the right person to look after their pets, our animals lives depend on it!
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL PET SITTERS
DISCLAIMER: Due to the lack of regulations and the nature of the animal industry, as well as the changing practices of pet professionals - Midwest Animal Welfare Society, Inc. cannot be responsible for the actions of other pet professional companies and organizations. This includes pet professionals that have trained under the Life Changing Dog Training™ and Communicative LeashWork Process®. We will do our very best to connect you with pet resources and services and educate you on best practices, tools and information to help pet owners. However it is up to you the individual to do your own research and make a decision to hire a pet professional or work with an organization that will best meet you and your animal's needs.
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