Top 5 Benefits Of Using A Professional Pet Sitter

benefits of using a professional pet sitterStop putting off that dream vacation.  Forget about saying no to that quick weekend getaway.  There are many benefits of using a professional pet sitter.  Give yourself the gift of time off to relax and enjoy without worrying about your beloved pets.  A professional pet sitter will come to your home, as many times as you schedule each day, to ensure your pets are cared for to the high standards you expect.

Below are five top benefits of using a professional pet sitter:

1.  Pamper your pets

Sure, you will find great people who work at doggie day care, kennels, and other boarding facilities.  But, how comfortable will your pet be away from home compared to at home in the care of a professional pet sitter?  Your pets will be spoiled with the care and attention from a professional who loves pets as much as you do.

2.  Take charge

Your professional pet sitter may be the one caring for your pets when you are away, but you still call the shots.  You tell your professional pet sitter how you want your pets to be cared for: when to feed them, what to feed them, how to ensure they get sufficient exercise, and so on.  A pet sitters’ primary goal is to ensure your pet is cared for to your exact specifications.

3.  Maintain a routine

Pets typically thrive in a routine.  Change that routine and an animal can become stressed, confused, or even sick.  A professional pet sitter allows your pets to maintain the routine with which they are most comfortable and secure.  Your pet sitter will discuss your pets’ daily routine to ensure she sticks to it as closely as possible.  If your pet does not like to be alone at night, you can schedule your pet sitter for an overnight visit.  If your pet needs medication at a specific time, your pet sitter will ensure she gets that medication on time.

4.  Keep your home and your pets safe

An empty home, especially if it appears empty, is an open invitation to burglars.  Don’t allow your home to become a target.  A professional pet sitter will take the necessary precautions to keep your home safe, including turning lights on and off to give an appearance that someone is home, bringing in the mail, taking out the trash and bringing the bins back in again, and ensuring your pet is healthy.  If your pet, for example, becomes ill or injured while you are way, your pet sitter will take immediate action to get her the help that she needs.

5.  Enjoy yourself

Leaving a pet behind, even for a quick weekend getaway, is never easy.  You worry about whether your pet is excited or scared, relaxed or stressed, or happy or sad.  Is she eating?  Is she getting enough exercise?  How can you enjoy yourself if you’re constantly bombarded with questions and doubt?  When a professional pet sitter cares for your pets, you can kick back and relax, knowing that your pets are in responsible, experienced, and loving hands.

If you haven’t hired a pet sitter before, you may like these articles on How Do I Find A Pet SitterWhat To Look For When Hiring A Pet Sitter, and What Questions Should I Ask When Checking References For A Pet Sitter.

What do you think are the biggest benefits of using a professional pet sitter?


  • It was helpful that you mentioned a dog sitting service could be helpful to maintain a routine for your dog. I have been needing to go on a business trip for work and won’t be able to take care of my dog while I’m away. I would love to get in touch with a great dog sitter in the Austin TX area.

  • Jennifer Shafton says:

    Finding the right dog sitter who you can trust to give your dog the best care and in return who will give you peace of mind when you travel is a life-saver. Seeing that we are in the Los Angeles area and we are unfamiliar with dog sitters in Austin, Texas, you may find this article helpful in finding the perfect dog sitter in your area,

  • I appreciate how you pointed out some of the benefits of using a professional sitter such as pampers your pet and have time to enjoy yourself. My sister has a beautiful dog that she loves but she feels sad when she has to leave her alone to go to work. I will share this article so she can know the benefits of hiring a pet sitter.

  • sarap says:

    Thanks Derek! We always want to make sure our pet parents have peace of mind when they are away from their fur-kids.

  • Megan Adler says:

    I like that you mentioned that by having a sitter you can enjoy yourself and not be worried about your dog having enough food and water while your away. I’m going on a trip next month and it’s only going to be for 3 days but I don’t want to leave my dog all by himself for that time. A friend suggested I hire a pet sitter because they stay with your pet and make sure they get everything they need.

  • Brad Erwin says:

    I liked it when you mentioned that a professional pet sitter is able to allow your pet to continue their regular routine so that they don’t become confused or stressed while you are away. My brother is going to be visiting me from another state next month and wants to make sure that his dog is taken care of while he is gone. I will be sure to recommend he invest in a good professional dog sitting service so that his dog can benefit from sticking to the routine my brother has developed over the past couple of years.

  • Eve Mitchell says:

    I loved what you said about pet sitters being able to keep your pet in its usual routine to avoid stressing them out. My husband and I are doing a humanitarian trip for a few weeks and we need someone to care for our dog. We will definitely try to find someone that can come to our home!

  • My mom has to go on a business trip for two weeks, but she has to leave her poodle. She wants him to have the best care and wants him to be cared for at home. I appreciated what you said about how in-home pet care should allow them to keep the routine with his medications, and prevent him from becoming sick.

  • Luke Smith says:

    It’s nice that you mentioned how a professional pet sitter would allow a pet to maintain the routine with which they are most comfortable and secure. My wife and I have been quite busy lately so we haven’t been able to take care of our pet dog. We can’t possibly neglect him while we’re busy, so we are thinking of having a pet sitting professional take her of him while we’re working.

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