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3 things to look for in a pet sitter

As much as you want him or her to be, sometimes your dog isn't welcome on your family vacation to the Bahamas or your best friend back home doesn't let cats into her house, and now, you're faced with the task of finding a pet sitter.

For pet owners, traveling can be stressful. As much as you want him or her to be, sometimes your dog isn't welcome on your family vacation to the Bahamas or your best friend back home doesn't let cats into her house, and now, you're faced with the task of finding a pet sitter. 

When picking a sitter, look for these three things:

1. The sitter is insured and experienced
Sitters that are licensed and insured are more likely to be experienced and serious about the job and your pet's care. The experience is a plus, especially if your pet has special needs, and the insurance offers protection in case something unexpected happens.

2. The sitter gets along with your pet
Setting up a meeting between the two before you go away – particularly for dogs and other social animals – will ensure that your vacation will be as stress-free as possible for your pet, Care suggested.

3. The sitter is responsible and trustworthy
You need to be confident that your sitter will show up, follow your pet's schedule, and won't steal the things in your house. Veterinary Pet Insurance pointed out you probably won't know the sitter beforehand, but through a combination of your interview and the sitter's references, background check and professional affiliations, you should be able to get a good idea of his or her work ethic.


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