A pet sitter comes into your home to take care of your dog when you’re traveling.
The caretaker will feed your dog, give him medication, and spend time with him. Some sitters also can be hired to stay overnight. The caretaker also can come to your home multiple times per day to care for your dog. The service is much more comprehensive.
Using a pet sitter lets the dog stay at home where he’s more comfortable and secure.
Having trouble finding a reputable sitter? The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) is a trusted resource that pet parents can use to find caretakers for their animals.
The NAPPS website offers helpful information and resources for both pet parents and professional sitters. Pet parents can use the directory to locate a qualified sitter by entering in details like the city where care is needed and what types of animals need care. And, pet parents can search through caretakers who offer specific services like grooming, training, daily walks, there’s even an option for pets with special needs.
NAPPS encourages pet parents to set up an initial meeting with the potential caretaker to make sure the pup and sitter get along. Locations like the dog park or a dog-friendly cafe make great first meeting spots.
DogVacay, Rover, and Care.com offer services to find sitters.
April 25, 2017 posted by Editor
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