1) A company that is run by a single individual – this means that there is only one person doing all of the pet sitting visits, talking to clients on the phone and via email as well as handling day to day business operations.
2) A company that has several different sitters on its staff – this means that not every client will get the same pet sitter and then there is someone behind the scene (usually the owner or a manager) that handles answering the phones and talking with clients as well as the day to day business operations.
Why does this matter to you?
While there are very reliable and successful pet sitting businesses run solely by a single individual, there may be some benefits to hiring a pet sitting company that has staff that you may not have considered.
First and foremost, when you hire a pet sitting company with staff, you’re assured that you have back up.
Life happens and even the most prepared individuals can face unforeseen circumstances that render them unable to get to their pet sitting clients. Some examples include:
- Severe illness or injury
- The death of a member of the family or friend
- Car accident
- Car trouble
These are just to name a few! When you are working with a pet sitting company that has multiple sitters, your pets aren’t relying on a sole individual. There is always a sitter that can fill in and come and take care of your fur babies in the event of an emergency.
Secondly, when you use a pet sitting company that has multiple sitters you have options. What do I mean by this?
The owner of the company is able to access you and your pet’s needs and find a sitter that best matches what you need.
And if for some reason you and your pets don’t “click” with the sitter you have? You don’t have to go through the whole process of finding another pet sitting company all over again, you can stay with the same company and just talk to the owner about finding a sitter that better fits your needs.
While whether or not the pet sitting company you’re interested in has staff or not may not be a major deciding factor for you – it is still something that you should consider all of the possibilities to to ensure that you’re picking a pet sitting company that will fit your needs for the long run.