3 tips for hiring a pet sitting company this holiday season

The holidays are stressful enough with all the shopping to be done, gifts to be wrapped, decorations to be displayed and to add arranging who will watch your pets while you are away! Here’s 3 quick and easy tips for finding the best pet sitting company this holiday season.

Get trusted recommendations

The first thing you want to do is to ask your friends who they are using to take care of their pets. There's nothing better than basing your decision off of great experiences that your friends and family have already had. You can also ask your vet or your groomer who they would recommend. The point here is that someone you know is already doing this and it's the best place to start.

Verify the company with Pet Sitters International

The second thing you want to do is to check with Pet Sitters International (PSI), a national pet sitting association, on which companies service your area of town.

Choose pet sitting professionals

Look for a company that not only loves and knows how to care for pets, but that also has a business background. The company should be insured and bonded and have people on staff who have been employed for many years and come with their own personal references from happy clients

What you should expect from a pet sitting company

A pet sitting company should “meet and greet” you for an initial consultation at no charge because this is a time to get to know each other and make sure that both sides are comfortable. Be prepared to answer some important questions regarding the expectations and care instructions for your pets.

In doing so you will be assured that when you return home, your pets will be happy, your home will look as if you never left and you will feel confident in hiring the pet sitting company for your future needs.