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Going Out Of Town And Have Pets? Hire An In-Home Pet Sitter

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If you are going out of town and have pets, you may not be able to take them with you. If so, you have many ways to take care of your pets while you are gone. One of these options is hiring an in-home pet sitter. Below are some benefits of doing this, as well as tips on what you should look for when hiring this sitter.  

In-Home Pet Sitter Benefits

One of the main benefits of an in-home pet sitter is your dog gets to stay in their own environment. Dogs can get scared when taken to a boarding facility or doggy daycare. They are not only away from you but will be around a lot of strangers. If your dog does not get along well with other dogs, having them stay home while you are away is even more beneficial. They can sleep in their own bed, eat from their own bowls, and play in their own yard. Your dog will still enjoy going on their daily walks because they will be in their surroundings. 

Because your dog has an in-home pet sitter, they will get personal attention. The pet sitter can follow your dog's diet as well as their exercise routine. If your dog has a medical problem, this will ensure that their medical treatment is maintained. If there is an emergency, you know your dog will be taken care of. You will not have to worry about your dog getting sick or being exposed to another dog's parasites or illnesses. 

Having a pet sitter is also beneficial for you. There is a lot less stress knowing your dog is being well taken care of. You do not have to go through the stress of loading your dog into the car, driving them to the boarding facility, and then leaving them there. 

Find an In-Home Pet Sitter

There are companies that hire in-home pet sitters to supply to clients when they are needed. This is beneficial because you know the pet sitter has been approved since most companies will do a background check on their sitters. 

Find an in-home pet sitter that has experience working with dogs. Ask the sitter to come to your home when you find one. Watch how they interact with your dog and how your dog responds to them. If your dog is shy, it may take them some time to get used to the sitter. Ask the sitter to take your dog outside to see how they handle your dog on a leash. 

As you can see, there are many benefits of hiring an in-home pet sitter for you and your dog. Contact a local service to learn more about getting an in-home pet sitter.