I am an animal lover. I have two cats that I love more than I probably should love since they either don't care that I exist or are plotting my early death, and I also have a precious ball of fluff, my Shih Tzu, who loves me more than I deserve. When I go away on vacation, I leave them in the care of others, and so far, so good — I definitely vetted my pet sitter closely. And it turns out, you should, too. Here are some questions to ask a pet sitter before you hire them, because you want Rufus to be safe and happy.
With apps like Rover, Wag, and SitterCity, pet owners have more options than ever before for finding care for their furred or feathered friends while they're away on vacation. However, not all sitters are made alike. That's why it's key to conduct a thorough investigation into not only the service you're hiring, but to carefully interview the pet sitter themselves to determine if they're a good fit for Fido. Maybe you have an iguana and your pet sitter will be squeamish feeding them flies. Perhaps your Shiba Inu is special needs, and they're not ready for that level of care. All of this can be determined with a good interview and good overall evaluation.