Why You Shouldn’t Choose Your Pet Sitter Based On Price Alone

beagle laying in the grassThere are definitely a lot of cheaper options than hiring Purrfect Pet Sitting to care for your furry friends and I totally get that money is tight these days so price is a big consideration.  If your only concern is to have a warm body come and let your dog out, you’ll probably be happy with anyone but if you want professionals that strive to provide you with top-notch pet care you may want to think about these:

Is the pet sitter insured and bonded?  Purrfect Pet Sitting is.

How long have they been in business?  Purrfect Pet Sitting has been in business 14 years now.  We’re not doing this to make some extra cash until something better comes along.  We’ll be here the next time you need us.  Will they?

Does the pet sitter work alone?  What happens if they can’t make it?  Purrfect Pet Sitting has a staff of highly trained employees.  We are able to step in for each other in case of emergency making your pet care experience stress free.

Is the pet sitter trained in Pet First Aid?  All of our pet sitters are trained in Pet First Aid by the American Red Cross.

Do they know what to do in case of an emergency?  As part of our initial interview we ask pertinent questions so we know exactly what to do if an emergency arises.

Do you really trust them not to throw a party?  Can’t tell you how many times we’ve been told that the cheap or free pet sitter threw a party in the client’s home when they were gone.  We can INSURE this will NEVER happen.

What if they forget to come?  Purrfect Pet Sitting has invested in a software program specifically designed for pet sitting.  It virtually insures that visits don’t get missed and you will always receive a confirmation prior to your departure which lists dates and times that a pet sitter is scheduled to be there.

Does the pet sitter network with other pet care professionals?  Purrfect Pet Sitting is a member of the Capital Area Professional Pet Sitters (CAPPS) network.  We meet monthly to get discuss issues and learn from one another.  Wendy is also a member of several online pet sitting groups where we also network.

Will that pet sitter take the time to really get to know your pet?  We pride ourselves on developing a long working relationship with our clients.  On several occasions we’ve made mention of something we noticed was a little ‘off’ only to have the client take the pet to the vet and discover a life threatening illness.  Because of our keen eyes it was caught very early!

As you can see, there is a lot to consider.  So, what say you?  Do you want the cheapest person you can find, or do you want the best?  Why would you trust your home and pets to the lowest bidder?

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