At Paws Up Pet Sitting, we absolutely love pet sitting for your little fur babies, though there are a few things you can do to prepare your home so we can spend our time caring for your best friends rather than hunting around your home for the things that they need. We’ve put together a few top tips for preparing your house for your pet sitters to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Good Order is the Foundation of All Things
Centralizing all of your pet supplies, or having clear instructions as to where to find everything is key when preparing for a pet sitter to come into your home. If the person caring for your pet is a dog walker, make sure they have everything they need to take your dog on a walk. If the person is an overnight home sitter, some more planning will need to take place to make sure everything is organized so your pet is well cared for while you’re away.
Stock Up Like You’re Preparing a Bunker
Your pet sitter can’t provide all the care and attention for your pet if they’re having to go to the store to pick up more pet food because you only left one scoop in the bag. Make sure you have enough supplies for not only the time you’ll be gone, but some extra too for a just-in-case scenario. This is especially important if your pet is picky about certain things.
Pets Shouldn’t Have Grown-Up Things
Your pets may be well-behaved on a daily basis, but when they’re left alone, they may go exploring into areas they shouldn’t. Certain household items like cleaning products, medications, and even snacks need to be put away well enough that your pets won’t find their way into them. Your pet sitter can monitor the pet when they’re there, but as soon as they leave, the results could be dire if your pet decides to explore.
Prepare Your Pet Sitter
If your pet needs their own medication, or they require special care for whatever reason, make sure your pet sitter knows. Even if your dog walker is only going to be with your dog for a small window each morning, they’re going to be the sole carer for that pet during that time, so they need to know how to attend to the pet's needs in all situations.
Now that you have all the information you need to be organized and prepared for your pet sitter, we encourage you to reach out to us at Paws Up Pet Sitting in Medford so we can discuss your needs with you. With our affordable dog sitting and house sitting prices, what are you waiting for?