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  • Marcy Santos

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Pet Sitter

Are you looking to find the right pet sitter for your dog or cat? Your pets are members of your family, so of course you want to find the perfect match! Here are some questions you should be sure to ask a potential pet sitter before you hire them to look after your dog or cat.


Naturally, you will want to be sure that your pet sitter has the appropriate credentials to be providing services. The Right Fluff staff are all trained in Pet First Aid and CPR. Your pet sitter should be educated and knowledgeable enough to be able to identify pet emergencies or handle a health crisis that may arise while you are out of town.

Safety and Security

If you are letting a person into your home, safety and security is crucial. Be sure to verify that your pet sitter is bonded and insured to protect both you and the pet sitter in the case of any problems that could arise.

Caring for Your Pet’s Needs

Each pet is an individual and has unique and specific needs. Needs may include medication, socialization, or exercise. You should ensure that your pet’s specific needs will be able to be met by the pet sitter you are hiring.

What’s Included in the Services

You may have specific services while you are traveling aside from pet care. You should confirm with your sitter what other tasks may be included in the cost of service, such as checking the mail or watering plants.

How to Stay in Touch

Each pet sitter will have their own way of keeping in touch throughout their pet sitting services. For example, The Right Fluff has an easy-to-use app that is used to provide daily reports and updates with pictures and notes. Be sure to ask your pet sitter how they plan to update you about your pet while you are away.


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