Having a great pet sitter that you trust with your pets and your home is invaluable. A great working relationship with your pet sitter requires a little bit of work on the part of the pet sitter and the pet owner.
Yes, that means you!
If you want to get the absolute best out of having a pet sitter, you need to make an effort to be a great client that your pet sitter just can’t wait to take care of.
How do you do that? It’s simple! Follow the 3 simple steps below and you’ll quickly become among your pet sitter’s favorite clients!
1. Schedule In Advance – as soon as you know your work schedule or your travel plans, let your pet sitter know when you’ll be needing them! Not only does it ensure that your pet sitter will be able to take care of your pets, it also alleviates scheduling nightmares for your pet sitter while they scramble to try and fit in last minute requests.
2. Pay On Time – Yes, we absolutely love what we do! We get to take care of animals all day, who wouldn’t enjoy that?? But, we do also need to make a living. When you leave payment on time it shows that you respect your pet sitter and the hard work that they do for you and your pets.
3. Stock Up On Supplies – Nothing is more frustrating for a pet sitter than when we are taking care of a dog and they run out of food half way through our services or when we have to scrape the very bottom of the litter box for the last few grains of litter because there wasn’t any left to fill the box up appropriately. Us pet sitters can’t do our best when we don’t have the proper supplies to take care of your pets!
The great thing about pet sitting is that you, as the pet owner, have to do very little! We come to your house and pretty much take care of everything for you.
If you can stick to these 3 small suggestions, you’ll go a long way towards forging a great relationship with your pet sitter, helping to make someones job just a little easier and getting the most out of pet sitting services as a whole!