Have you recently thought about hiring a dog sitter but were unsure what it is they actually do? Pet sitting is becoming more common as owners learn about the benefits of leaving their dog with a companion if they are going to be gone for an extended amount of time. In the past dog owners would leave their pet with a family friend or ask a neighbor to check in on their dog for them periodically. Nowadays many dog owners prefer to use a professional pet sitting service like Queen City Pet Sitting instead of relying on busy friends and neighbors. But many owners are confused on what a pet sitter actually does. It can be confusing to a person who has never hired a pet sitter before to understand why they would want to hire one and what the sitter will do once they arrive.
Your dog depends on your for survival and when you leave on vacation you don’t expect for your pet to suddenly begin fending for themselves. At the very least many pet owners will have a friend stop by the house once or twice a day to check on their furry friend. But what if all your friends are busy, or worse, what if they say they’ll check but they accidently forget? Another thing to keep in mind is that a few minutes a day is not enough to keep your pet from feeling anxious about being left alone so long. Pets who feel abandoned will act out by chewing, scratching, and crying. When you hire a professional you are paying them to care for your dog throughout the day. In addition, pet sitters care for a wide variety of animals and can care for sick or injured animals.
Once a sitter arrives at your house they will feed your dog at the appropriate times, administer medication as needed, walk and play with your dog, secure your house to make sure your dog is safe, and clean any messes your dog leaves behind. Will they paint your dog’s toenails? Sure, if you ask them to. Pet sitters choose to work with animals because they genuinely enjoy spending time with them. If Fido loves having red toe nails then a pet sitter will be happy to pamper and coddle your dog as much as you would if you were home. The beauty of hiring a pet sitter to watch your dog is that you can enjoy your vacation without feeling like you’ve abandoned your furry friend in the meantime.
At Queen City Pet Sitting, we make it our business to provide quality care for pets and peace of mind for their people. To learn more about how a pet sitter can make your life—and your pet’s—better, contact us today.