Require recent references from other pet parents detailing responsiveness and reliability.
Opt for an established professional sitter with at least 5-10 recurring clients over years in business.
Hold an introductory interview to evaluate overall professionalism, affection for pets and training approaches.
Verify sitter's pet first aid knowledge, containment abilities and procedures if dog escapes.
Choose a service that provides GPS tracking and picture check-ins during visits.
Test your dog’s rapport with potential sitter before confirming services.
Meet & Greet
Discuss detailed schedules, feeding, medications, potty needs, emergency contacts.
Clarity is Key