What to Look For When Hiring a Pet Sitter

jade websiteTaking the time to find a pet sitter who will take care of your pet’s needs and make sure that they are safe and happy while you are away is important. Whether you will be away for an extended period or if you need someone to look in on your pet’s while you are at work its imperative that you find someone you trust and that you can count on.

Biscuit Time Pet Sitting offers suggestions on what a pet owner should look for.


A professional pet sitter should be licensed, insured and bonded so that you, your pet and your belongings are protected. Your pet sitter should be knowledgeable and be able to answer all of your questions. Ask for a home visit before you hire someone that way you can make sure that they are a good fit for you and your pet.


Ask about your pet sitter’s experience. Your pet sitter should be able to care for all types of pets and be comfortable handling them. An experienced sitter will be able to answer all of your questions and alleviate any concerns you may have.


Ask for references and then take the time to check them. Not only does this help validate your pet sitter’s expertise but it will also help you feel more comfortable leaving your pets in their care.

Safety Certifications

Ask if the pet sitter has certifications in CPR and first aid for animals. If they do you can be assured that they know how to handle a medical emergency, as well as be able to recognize the signs of illness in an animal.


A professional pet sitter will be able to quote rates for their different services and be able to explain what they include. Additional costs may apply if your pet has special needs, requires medications or other services that aren’t included in the base price. Often pet owners will tip their pet sitter when they come home to a happy and healthy pet.

Choosing a pet sitter should not be taken lightly. Your pet is a family member and you want to be confident  that they will be cared for just as you would care for them. Take your time and make sure that you are making the best choice possible.

Biscuit Time Pet Sitting of Mount Dora, Fl. is available to care for your pet’s when you vacation, are ill or when you are at work. They are licensed, bonded and insured and first aid and CPR certified.  They treat your pet’s as if they are their own. For more information on Biscuit Time Pet Sitting please contact us.

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