Pet sitters provide daily care for pets while their owners are on vacation. They typically stay in the home of the owner, so the pets can remain on their familiar territory. In addition to caring for pets, they may also provide basic services for the owner, such as collecting mail and vacuuming pet hair.
Pet sitters are responsible for all basic animal care while their clients are on vacation or traveling for business. They must be able to perform the following tasks:
Provide food and water.
Brush fur and teeth and carry out other types of grooming.
Clean litter boxes.
Give medications, if applicable.
Pet sitters are also responsible for notifying owners and taking pets to the vet if they should become sick or suffer an injury while under their supervision. It is important that sitters require owners to fill out a detailed contact sheet with their contact information, their vet’s contact information, and relevant information about the pet (such as age, breed, weight, prior medical conditions, and medications).