Why Choose a Professional
Because not every pet sitter is equally professional and competent. Check credentials, read their websites and determine if their pet care philosophy aligns with yours.
Licensed in the city, county and state as required.
Insured and Bonded
They are insured and bonded providing you with peace of mind and protection in the event that something unavoidable happens.
Professional Training & Certifications
Most are certified in pet first aid and CPR, as well as trained in canine and feline behavior and handling. They know signs of serious illness and are trained to make decisions appropriately.
Continuity of Service
They are reliable and dependable with their sole focus being your pets, for this reason, your visits won't be canceled due to illness or other circumstances. Most have an emergency preparedness plan in place to provide serivce under stressful circumstances.
Memberships to professional associations, and the like, affords them access to regularly updated best practices and other industry specific information.
A professional is trained and experienced in working with all type of pet personalieites and will know how to tailor your pet's care based on their individual likes, dislikes, fear, habits, age, health status. They know how to spot and avoid potentially dangerous situations, and can react quickly and effectively when necessary. As well, they are trained and experienced in giving and understanding medications. And they know how to tell if your pet needs veterinary attention.
Code of Ethics and Oversight
Most have transparent operations with oversight in place.