Understand Home Pet Sitting

In home pet sitting is one of the hottest services in the pet care industry; there is a growing market for pet sitters that can actually drive up directly to the client’s house and take care of the client’s pets in-house.

This arrangement is not only convenient for the clients; animal behavior experts also agree that if a dog, cat or chinchilla will be left in the care of a person other than its owner, it is best to avoid transporting the animal. Keeping the pet within its original confines lessens the overall stress associated with being separated from the original owner.

As you may already know, animals experience varying levels of stress from day-to-day. Animals that are well cared-for by their owners have considerably lower stress levels than animals that are rarely played with or taken for exercise by their owners.

A knowledgeable pet sitter knows how to handle a variety of animals and be able to give the same happy and stress-free environment that the owners give.

What do clients expect of professional sitters? Here are some of the duties of an in-house pet sitter:

1- If the client’s pet is due for its vaccinations or shots on the day the sitter will arrive, the client can ask the pet sitter to escort the pet to the vet appointment. Get the facts about  Queen City Petsitting

2- The pet sitter is required of giving chew toys and special treats that the pet is accustomed to receiving. Of course, such special toys and supplies are provided by the client.

3- He must keep the pet from entering restricted or prohibited rooms inside the client’s home.

4- Some clients may also ask for light watering of indoor or outdoor plants.

5- If the pet has an “accident” inside the house, the pet sitter must clean up after the pet and dispose of any animal waste appropriately. The sitter must ask the client for plastic bags and other necessary cleaning supplies.

6- If the pet is caged, the pet sitter is expected to keep the cage in a sanitary manner during his or her stay inside the home. If the client will be gone for several days and the sitter is hired for the said duration of time, the sitter must be sure to repeat the cleaning process as needed.

7- If the client has one or more dogs, the pet sitter may be requested to walk one or all of the dogs. Not all clients have leashes, so it is advisable to bring your own leashes to the client’s house. Confirm with the client how many dogs are to be walked, and whether or not the client has any leashes available.

8- The pet sitter is expected to do everything in his power to make the pet comfortable with his presence inside the home. Pet sitters must have a broad knowledge of typical animal behavior. They need to be able to discern the difference between a dog that is barking from excitement or one that is barking out of fear or aggression.