It’s summertime! Holiday time! You can’t always take your dogs with you. Here are some tips on how to find the right pet sitter for your dogs.
Finding the right person to care for your beloved furry friend while you are away from home can be a daunting task. Of course, you cannot leave your pets just like that to be on their own. They need constant love, care, and support. In your absence, you need the services of a reliable pet sitter that can fulfill their exact needs.
Finding the Right Pet Sitter
But you can’t leave your beloved pets with just anyone! These five tips will help you find the perfect pet sitter for you and your furry family:
- Set your priorities
What’s most important to you and your family? Ask questions related to your dog care style to address such topics as discipline, safety, exercise, and engagement. You want somebody that can offer the same level of dog care as you. Make it a point that there should be no compromising the priority list.
- Discuss the job basics
You should treat this interview like any other job interview and discuss pay, vacation, sick time, hours and schedule. By laying out these details in advance, you will provide clear expectations on both sides and help avoid future issues.
- Come up with an appropriate pay rate
Nanny and sitter pay rates depend on many different factors. Is your sitter full-time or part-time? Do you live in a city or out in the suburbs? A good way to determine the prevailing rate in your specific area is to ask around to find out what other families in your area are paying.
- Listen to your instincts
When you talk to a candidate, try to get a good sense of their personality. Trust your instincts whether a potential sitter would be a good fit for your pooch.
- Practice open communication
In any successful working relationship, communication is essential. Issues often arise when clear expectations are not set from the start. If you’re uptight about a spotless house, mention it clearly. The easiest way to avoid this is to discuss all relevant topics during the interview. It is in your best interests to discuss the same after they’ve been hired.