Have you been tempted to hire someone who calls themselves a pet-sitter because their rates are lower than the competition?
The current economy has affected the pet sitting industry in at least two ways:
1. People trying to save money.
2. Other people trying to make money by advertising themselves as dog walkers or pet sitters.
Yes it's possible to save money by hiring someone who charges less to care for your pets, but are you sure you want to do that?
Just having a love for animals really isn't what a professional pet sitter is all about. Do you really want a non-professional to care for your pet(s). These are, after all, your "kids."
Professional pet sitters have earned the title. They possess a business license, carry liability insurance, often certified in pet first aid, and continue to educate themselves about pet care by attending conferences, workshops, network groups, and subscribe to professional publications that complement their careers.
Does the non-professional pet-sitter carry liability insurance? What if your pet is injured or injures another animal or person, your home is damaged, or you find things missing in your home? An insured professional pet sitter means YOU are protected from any unforeseen damages and loss. A professional pet sitter is knowledgeable in early signs of illness in pets. Will the kid next door even notice that your cat hasn't urinated all weekend, or that your dog seems listless?
Another thought: Given the current economy, what better way for unscrupulous people to gain access to your home while you are away than to advertise pet-sitting at a cut-rate price?
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