The Perfect Pet Sitting Qualities to Look For

If you’re looking for a pet sitting service for your best buddy, there are a few important attributes that the one you choose should have. If the pet sitter you choose has the following qualities, you’ll have found the perfect mate for your pal.

Has a Genuine Love for Pets

“One of the most important considerations when looking for a pet sitting service is confirming that the pet sitter you’re considering has a genuine love for animals” says Arlene Ciociola from Canine Casbah Dog Sitting in Marco Island Florida.

During the interview, note their tone of voice and mannerisms when you talk about pets with them, figuring out if they truly enjoy what they do. Have a casual conversation with them regarding any pets they have of their own. If the pet sitter appears to only be it for monetary reasons, they’re not the best choice.

Trustworthy

Our pets are important members of the family, which is why you’ll be putting a lot of trust in the pet sitting professional you hire. Because pet sitting is carried out without your supervision, you need to hire someone who promises and delivers when it comes to the comfort and safety of your pet. Knowing that the pet sitter has also passed a background check will provide additional peace of mind. Giving someone the keys to your home calls for a high level of trust.

Empathetic

It’s important that the pet sitter you hire is sensitive to the needs of your pet. Because our pets can’t verbalize how they are feeling, it takes a quality pet sitter to clearly recognize how the pets in their care are feeling and when to take appropriate actions like taking them for a walk, soothing them if they’re stressed out for some reason, feeding them, etc.

Patience

Pet sitting professionals need to have patience because pets can be challenging to care for at times. Just like children (and sometimes the parents), pets act up and can be uncooperative, especially if they need to be given medication.

Education and Training

These qualities are key when it comes to pet sitting. Look for a pet sitter that has acquired education and training, independently or from a reputable pet sitting education/training program industry, in the appropriate way to take care of animals. One important training requirement would be that they have been trained emergency pet care, have hands on experience and will be able to recognize if the pet their caring for needs veterinary attention. The pet sitter you hire should understand the temperaments of different breeds as well, so that they can provide the best care for every kind of pet.

Licensed and Insured

Having high quality insurance is a good indication that the pet sitter you hire will in the position to help out if your pet ends up with an injury. It’s always best to expect the unexpected and even with the best of us, owners or pet sitters, accidents can happen. In addition, having insurance is an indication that the pet sitting person you’re considering is a professional who takes their career choice seriously.

Pet sitters do a lot more than simply provide a pet with food and water while their protectors are away from home. They’ll be passionate about what they do and love spending quality time with your pet. Bottom line, the perfect pet sitting professional will have the qualities listed here.