Pet sitting is the act of looking after pets while owners temporarily not around. A pet sitter may be employed in the property of the pet owner, or he/she might have his/her own place where the pets can be taken care of. Pet sitting may involve, but is not limited to, feeding, walking, cleaning litter boxes, and giving medications, if necessary.
While there is no specific training or skill set needed to be a professional pet sitter, there are some things pet owners look for when hiring one. Familiarity with taking care of animals or previous experience with pet sitting probably is the most basic requirement to be a pet sitter. Different pets have different behaviors or needs so having prior knowledge on how to adjust will definitely help. Flexibility in schedule is also a requirement for some owners who do not have a fixed schedule. Being energetic and physically active will also help as some pets are required to go outdoors and some just have a lot of time to play.From 590 reviews, clients rate our Pet Sitters 4.96 out of 5 stars.