There are a number of reasons why someone might choose to hire a pet sitter. You may have a pet that needs special care while you are away. Or perhaps you are concerned about the care that your pet might receive at a kennel. When I was traveling all the time as a consultant I wanted to make sure my pets’ lives we not disrupted every week by hauling them down to a sterile lonely kennel to await my return. It seemed so unfair to them. My pets are a big part of my family and their care is just as important to me as my own children.
Over the years I have tried everything when it comes to caring for my pets and not all of them were great experiences, however, I can honestly say that choosing to hire a qualified pet sitter when I needed to travel was perhaps the best decision I ever made. My pets were safe and my vacations worry-free. So here are my top reasons for why I recommend hiring a pet sitter for your pets.
Your Pets Get to Stay At Home
This is huge for your pets! Just like humans they get anxious and scared when their taken out of their home environment and taken to a foreign place. They have their routine too. With a qualified pet sitter, they can stay home and sleep in their own bed while you are away. Trust me, they will thank you!
Consistent Diet and Exercise Plan
With a pet sitter, your pets can stay right on track with their everyday diet and exercise plans. There is no need to change anything up. A good pet sitter with make sure they learn from you what your pet loves to do for exercise and stick with your routine. In addition, many pets suffer from great anxiety when taken out of their home environment. They will often not eat if placed in an unfamiliar location or situation. Hiring a pet sitter to come to your home to care for your pet keeps their diet right on track.
No-Risk of Exposure to Illness
Taking your pet to a kennel can open the door to exposure to a myriad of dangers including illness, parasites, and the dreaded kennel cough. Keeping your pets safe at home eliminates the worry of unwanted illnesses.
When you hire a pet sitter your pet gets their undivided attention at each visit. Your pet sitter’s primary focus is on your pet and your pet only, they will follow your care plan to the letter ensuring your pet’s ultimate happiness. At a kennel, they are there with countless other animals, and personalized care can be virtually non-existent.
Routine, Routine, Routine!
I cannot stress this enough, most pets welcome routine. It is like a warm blanket wrapped around them every day. By hiring a qualified pet sitter you are giving your pet the absolute comfort of their daily routine eliminating stress and giving them peace while you are away. Hiring a qualified pet sitter for your pet is the best present you can give them.
One final thought, hiring a pet sitter has some added bonuses for you as well. Your friends will thank you for not hitting them up once again to take care of Rover while you are out of town. In addition, a good pet sitter will provide you with updates after each visit to give you peace of mind knowing that your pets are safe and sound at home. So hiring a pet sitter is a win-win for everyone.
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