Benefits of Pet Sitting – to You AND Your PetBeyond the Normal benefit of “my pet won’t starve,” you might not be fully aware of the other amazing reasons to hire a pet sitter. Yes, your pet will be cared for, looked after, watched over and played with on a regular basis, but couldn’t this be done through boarding at the kennel? Sure it can. The real question is what can pet sitting do that boarding can’t? In a word, MANY. Pet and house sitting provides so much more than just a place to sleep, a roof over peanut’s head and daily water refills. From the pet’s increased happiness and reduced health risks to your own priceless peace of mind, hiring a pet and house sitter is a great way to care for your pet while you’re away from the house, as well as the pet is in there own environment.
Benefits to the Pet
Reduced stressThey might not have bills to pay, housework to do, drop of kids and reports to finish, but your pets can definitely feel stressed. Allowing your precious pet to stay in the home while you’re out will reduce the stress he feels when the smells, sights and sounds of his environment change. Instead of being taken from his comfortable surroundings, the pet remains happily settled in his personal safe haven.
Tailored CareA pet and house sitter can work around your pet’s daily routine to keep playtime's, sleep and feedings and walking. Sticking to these already-in-place routines has both health and psychological benefits, and can balance your pet’s energy and activity to calmer levels, which you’ll notice when you come home to a pet that isn’t acting like the hyper neighborhood.
Less Exposure to IllnessUnlike kennels, pet and house sitters don’t come with a hoard of other animals that may be carrying diseases, parasites. At least, we would hope not (who are you hiring? make sure it is from a place with years experience and many references). Keeping your pet in his usual home will help prevent his exposure to otherwise apparent illnesses.
Personalized AttentionLet’s face it. Many of our pets are attention seekers and really spoilt. Some of them might even be more attention hungry than your three-year-old niece. The individual TLC that pet and house sitters provide fulfills that need for undivided attention and personalized care.
Benefits to YouNo guilt from imposing on family members or neighbors and friends any more. No matter how close you are to them, your family, friends and/or neighbors actually do have better things to do than watch your pet while you’re gone. (Shocking i know.) What’s worse is that you realize this. Hiring a pet and house sitter will save you the guilt of having to ask people around you to take time out of their schedules to do you this favor. So why prolong your absence Get a pet and house sitter and stop calculating this added travel time into your schedule.
House sitting bonusGood pet and house sitters don’t drop in simply to make sure your pet is alive then leave right back out. As an added bonus, we will take in your mail, water your plants and make sure that everything inside the home – not just your pet – is exactly how you left it.
Crime DeterrentIf your pet and house sitter drives over to your home, the car in the driveway is deterrent enough for criminals staking out an area . If your pet and house sitter doesn’t drive over, she can still take in your newspaper (a sure sign that a family is out of town) and switch different lights on and off to give the appearance of a lived-in house.
"THINK ITS TOO MUCH TO HIRE A PET OT HOUSE SITTER?? Reason I say this is there have been many break ins of late and Red Alert Electronic Security EC and GoingAway both feel very strongly that having a person in the home will deter criminals away from your home, time and time again we see the houses that were burgled are the ones without a house sitter. Insert from red alert on Face book - ""As the increase in crime gets worse, we at Red Alert strongly believe in crime prevention measures. Part of our suggested strategy is when you go on holiday, is to employ the services of a professional house-sitting company. It would provide you with a constant presence in your home, looking after your loved pets and assets combined with Red Alert to give you the ultimate piece of mind. We have been in talks with Going Away EL and we can highly recommend them for these services. All house sitters have extensive background checks and training to give you the very best service possible. Lesser your risk when away and don't leave your home exposed."" Like their Facebook page and consider their services for the future. It’s really not worth the schlep and problems that come with a burglary, but worth every penny to have a pet sitter in your home to prevent this from happening while you away! "