Hiring a professional pet sitter may be a new concept to you. Maybe you just got a new pet or perhaps always relied on family, friends, or neighbors but lately they aren’t available as often as you need them, There are lots of pet owners who prefer not to kennel so what other options are available? We will share with you the top 10 reasons to hire a professional pet sitter.
Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Professional Pet Sitter
1. Do not have to burden family, friends, or neighbors
One of the best reasons to hire a professional pet sitter is you no longer have to burden your family, friends, or neighbors. Having someone you know come in once a day to check on your cat or 3-4 times a day to take care of your dog may not seem to be asking a lot, however this can be a huge imposition. When you ask someone for this favor, you are asking them to make time in their already busy schedule to care for your pets. They may even have skip out on events or activities to do so or worse skip out on visiting the pets.
Another problem with asking is you may have to reciprocate and may not have the time or desire to do so. Save your relationships by not burdening them with pet sitting.
2. Pets Stay Home
Pets prefer the safety and familiarity of their own environment. Taking pets for boarding or kenneling can be stressful. The new sounds, scents, and routines may cause anxiety in some pets. This can be especially true for cats. Cats most often do not like to travel and do not like strange places. Hiring a professional pet sitter to come in daily will help keep pets on their regular schedule. It will also be less stressful for your pets when they have to be without you if they can stay at home where they feel secure.
Another reason to hire a pet sitter is leaving pets at home is convenient for you. You don’t have to pack up your pets , their food, dishes, bedding, and toys to take to boarding or a kennel facility. It also saves time by not having to transport your pet.
4. Less Stress for you and your pet
Hiring a professional pet sitter to care for your pets will reduce stress for both you and your pet. Your pet most certainly feels less stress staying at home but you will less stress as well. Knowing someone who is trustworthy and reliable checking on your pets and home eases your worry about going away. This allows for a much more enjoyable vacation.
5. Follows pets regular routine
Keeping pets on their regular routine helps reduce your pets stress and anxiety when you are away. They are used to eating, sleeping, playing at certain times of the day. A professional pet sitter understands the importance of pets following their regular routine and will closely follow your instructions for care. When there are no disruptions to a pets regular schedule, they are much happier.
A professional pet sitter is reliable due to pet sitting is their livelihood and reputation is at stake. Professional pet sitters are going to show up when they say they are. They will spend the requested amount of time with your pet. They honor their commitments and don’t back out at the last minute leaving you stuck.
7. Someone to rely on when faced with and emergency
We highly recommend building a relationship with a professional pet sitter. This is so you have someone you can count on when faced with an emergency. Everyone at one time or another faces an emergency, an unexpected hospitalization, illness, accident, or a death in the family. This is not a time to frantically search for someone or to worry about if your pets are being taken care of.
8. Trained and Insured
A trained, insured pet sitter is the best choice when choosing a pet care provider. When dealing with pets, there is always a chance that something unexpected can happen. A trained professional pet sitter knows how to deal with unexpected situations that arise. Everyone assumes caring for pets is easy but this is not always the case. Outside, pets encounter other non friendly pets, pets become ill, and some pets have accidents. A family member or neighbor may not know what to do or fail to recognize if your pet is ill.
9. Home is also looked after
Not only will a professional pet sitter take exceptional care of your pets but will also look after your home. Having someone visit the home daily offers additional security. Lights will be turned on and off, mail and newspapers picked up, and a car in the driveway.
10. Peace of Mind
Probably the most important reason to hire a professional pet sitter is peace of mind. When you don’t have to worry about your pets, your time away is much more relaxed.
Of the top 10 reasons to hire a professional pet sitter, which would benefit you the most?
If pet sitting in your home is new to you, we would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you have. Best in Pet Services has a range of options to fit all your pet care needs. Check out our services for a more detailed list. Please contact us with any questions or to talk about your pets. We always love to talk about pets!