By: Jane Lee
Going on vacation without your pet? when looking for a pet care service on the web, most people haven’t a clue the best way to secure a sitter who can meet their needs. Should they search reviews from past customers, online job boards, or should they enlist the services of a pet-sitting firm? Really, can they have confidence in whether a certain stranger is trustworthy and know that a certain candidate is the right person for the job? One of the simplest and most efficient ways for dealing with this stressful question is to use an online matching service that can fit the needs of families and sitters.
Ahead of time – before you actually need a pet care service, take a little time to define what your pet sitter will be asked to do and exactly what your sitter needs to do. The list should include things like the desired experience level and pay range. Is he or she capable of walking/exercising your pet? Is your pet a “senior citizen”? Do you want a friendly, outgoing personality to care for your pet? Create a “wish list” that you and any candidates can refer to which describes all of the requirements that are part of this important job.
Upon completion of your list of requirements, your following step is to select an easy, and most importantly, reliable way to find the specific person you need. Of the various ways you can go about this, the best is to enroll with an online client-caregiver matching firm. Care-giver match-making firms are adept at providing online tools to access a vast collection of sitters in your area who can be hired to care for your animal.
In order to find a pet care service in your vicinity can be easy – you just open up google (or whatever search engine your choose) and type in the relevant or key phrases: your geographical area (be as specific as possible), and an item or two from the list of caregiver qualities you came up with. Taking a look at the various pet sitter listings which have shown up for your consideration, you decide upon the ones that might turn out to be the best choices available in your locale. Compare the best and worst points of all the sitters and make a choice among the options as to who is available when you need to leave your pet.
Specialized pet sitter agencies can equip you with the following tools: a no-charge search of the pet sitters in your area, and to check out the agency’s online file on them, including a picture, some basic facts, details about prior work experience, etc. There are sometimes free trial offers available, a common offer, but usually only for a short period, register while you can let your computer search engine do the work for you!