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Hurricane Matthew Statement

October 7, 2016 : Savannah Pet Sitters

Due to Hurricane Matthew, pet sitting services are suspended until the storm passes and conditions improve. If you evacuate, please take your pets. If you cannot evacuate, some of the hurricane shelters in Chatham County are pet friendly, contact CEM Read More »

Why Choose In-Home Petting Over Boarding?

October 22, 2015 : Savannah Pet Sitters

When it comes to caring for your pets while you are out of town, at work, or any other engagement you may have, there are two primary options – in-home pet sitting or boarding. While there are many great boarding facilities staffed by knowledge Read More »

Hiring a Pet Sitter Around the Holidays

October 16, 2015 : Savannah Pet Sitters

The holidays are one of the most common times that people normally need to hire a pet sitter. If you have travel plans for any of the upcoming holidays you should observe the following tips for making your trip as easy as possible: Book your petsitte Read More »

Choosing a Pet Sitter/Dog Walker

June 20, 2011 Posted in: Pet Sitting

Making the decision to allow someone to care for your pet in your home can be a tough one. There are several issues to consider when deciding on who to trust the care of your pets to.

The following are what I consider to be the most important issues when choosing a pet sitter.

  1. Are you comfortable with the pet sitter? Your gut is almost always right about people. If you feel like something is amiss during the initial interview – you’r probably right!
  2. Does the pet sitter take the time to get to know your pets, understand their care instructions and ask good questions? Make sure that any potential pet sitter is taking a real interest in the care of your pets and not just looking for a check.
  3. Does your potential pet sitter own pets themselves? People who are pet owners understand the bond between pets and their owners and are more likely to treat your pets as if they were their own.
  4. Does the pet sitter have reliable transportation? This one might seem like a no brainer, but if your potential pet sitter drives a 30 year old heap that has numerous mechanical problems there is always the chance they will miss an appointment, and your pets would be the ones to suffer.
  5. Does your potential sitter have any formal instruction on pet first aid, training, or other animal care credentials? This additional training can be very important should an unexpected situation arise with your pet.
  6. Is your pet sitter experienced with your type of pet? While most sitters have plenty of experience with dogs and cats you may have to look a little harder to find someone to pet sit your horses, reptiles, and other exotic animals.
  7. Is your potential pet sitter professional? Is your sitter on time for appointments and dressed professionally? Many students, unemployed people, or others think pet sitting is an easy way to make a quick buck. Make sure the person you are hiring is a professional pet sitter that does this for a living. This may be a little more expensive than hiring Little Johnny from down the street, but in the end the level of care your pets receive will be higher.

As you can see hiring a pet sitter can be a bit of a task, but once you form a good relationship with a professional pet sitter you and your pet will enjoy a more care free life as you realize that providing top notch care for your pet around the clock can easily be done.

If you are in the Savannah, GA area (or will be visiting) and are looking for a professional pet sitter, please Contact Us to setup an interview/consultation.

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