Around half of British households own a pet, so we understand that high quality pet care is at the top of the list for many pet owners. House and pet sitters are part of a pet loving community that treat the pets under their care as if they were their own.
Whether you’re looking for a pet sitter or you are a pet sitter yourself, here are three P’s, that we think, every great pet sitter should possess.
Everyone loves being treated as if they’re special and our pets are no different. Pet owners love to know that their pet is getting the ultimate personalised care while they’re not around. Having a personalised approach to pet care means that the pet sitter will take the time to find out more about the pet they are caring for; the breed, their routine, their toys and what makes them happy. It’s little things like this that make a pet sitter move from good to great!
Pats – and loads of them!
A majority of house and pet sits are for the care of a feline or canine pet pal, so lots of pats will definitely be the order of the day. Cats love to curl up next to you and enjoy their fur being stroked and some dogs like rough pats or pats to calm them down. Patting your pet pal isn’t just good for them, it’s also a great stress reliever and can be good to get you in a pleasant mood.
Paying attention to the details is the key to being successful pet sitter. Knowing the routine of the pet and when and how to administer medication, if needed, are all precise details that highlight pet sitter prowess. As a pet owner, you want to know that your pet is getting exactly what they need, when they need it. As a pet sitter, you would want to know exactly what pet care is required to ensure the happiness and health of your new fur-friend to ensure a future call back.