Holidays are a busy and hectic time for everyone. Booking pet care can often be overlooked in the hustle and bustle of the season. Use these 3 tips for booking a holiday pet sitter.
3 Tips for Booking a Holiday Pet Sitter
The best advice we can give, is to book your pet care reservations as early as possible. A professional pet sitter takes reservations months in advance for holidays and summer vacations. No amount of money offered can create extra hours in a pet sitter’s schedule so waiting until last minute may leave you without pet care.
Pet Sitters hate to tell clients they are unavailable. Professional pet sitters with an excellent reputation will quickly fill their schedule and therefore, have to say no to additional requests.
Don’t Hire a New Pet Sitter for Holidays
Don’t hire a new pet sitter for the busy holidays if pet sitting is new to you. Learning new routines and spending time getting to know new pets takes extra time at first. Pet sitters have a fully booked holiday schedule and this is not the best time to learn about new pets.
We recommend hiring a pet sitter before the holidays. Try a few day visits or a weekend first. Building a relationship between your pet sitter and pet will provide a stress free holiday.
Hire a Professional Pet Sitter
Hiring a professional pet sitter during the holidays will put your mind at ease knowing someone will show up when they say they will for your pets. We receive so many calls the week of or sometimes the day before a holiday of a pet owner in a panic because their family or friend backed out at the last minute. Although we do feel bad, there is no way to fit in last minute requests at this time of year.
When family or friends have a change of plans, they will no longer want to be committed to providing pet care. Don’t impose on friends and family during the holidays. They want to spend time with their loved ones too. Working holidays is part of the job for a professional pet sitter. They won’t bail on you for a change of plans.
The holidays will be approaching fast. Book your holiday pet sitter today!
Best in Pet Services provides professional dog walking and pet sitting. Contact us to learn more about our services or to schedule your pet sitter or dog walker. Our service area includes Beaver, New Brighton, Monaca, Rochester, and Beaver Falls, and some surrounding areas.