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While hiring a pet sitter is a great way to make your dog feet more comfortable while you’re on vacation, it can also be difficult to find someone to watch Max while you’re gone. It’s important to find someone who’s trustworthy, has experience with dogs, and will give your dog loving care while you’re away from home.
Here are some tips on how to choose a dog sitter:
- Ask for recommendations. Find out if your friends, coworkers or neighbors have a reliable dog sitter who they love. You might also see if your veterinarian or local animal workers have any recommendations.
- Search for a pet sitter. While you can try Care.com, a better option may be to use the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters at petsitter.org.
- Hold an interview and meet and greet. You’ll want to make sure that the potential candidate seems both trustworthy and knowledgeable about caring for your dog. They should be familiar with how to administer any medications, if necessary, or how to accommodate any of your dog’s special needs. It’s also important to make sure that your dog gets along with the potential pet sitter.
- Make sure the pet sitter is properly insured. It’s important for your sitter to have bonding and liability insurance coverage.
These are just some tips on how to choose a dog sitter! While the process of allowing a stranger into your home may seem overwhelming, Felix will likely be much happier in the comfort of your own home than at a kennel!