Asking Questions Will Lead to Trust

Learning to trust your pet sitter can be a little harder than you might have thought.  While you are away, you get peace of mind knowing that your pet is in his/her own environment.  But aside from knowing your pet is happy at home, how do you know if your pet is happy with the sitter you have chosen.  How will you gain peace of mind knowing that not only is your pet safe and taken care of but also that the sitter you have let into your home will do the best job he/she has promised you.

There are a few things you should ask before you agree to use Professional Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers.  Make sure to ask if your sitter is bonded and insured.  This will cover any type of negligence or accidents that may occur.  Ask about your sitter’s experience.  Feel free to ask what types of animals she has owned and which animals does she have the most experience with.  Always be sure to ask how will you and the sitter communicate.  Whether you are away on vacation or at work, you will want to know the best way to get in touch with your sitter should you need to add another visit for the day or simply just want to ask how your pet is doing.  You should always be able to reach your sitter and have a communication procedure established before any visits begin.

Another important issue you should bring up is the company’s back up policy.  What happens if an emergency arises and your scheduled sitter cannot make the appointment?  You never want your pet to go unseen and left without care.  Always make sure that you understand the back up plan and request to be contacted should any emergencies occur.  Ask your sitter to leave notes about your pet’s visit.  A small note with details of the visit will give you assurance that the visit was completed and your pet was given the attention that you intended her to have.

Asking the right questions will lead you to trusting your sitter.  You should always be comfortable with your pet sitter.  Never let any questions you may have go unasked. Remember to write down the questions you want to ask prior to your initial consultation.  Your pets are apart of your family.  And family comes first!

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