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10 Must-Ask Questions for a Potential Pet Sitter

Are you looking for someone to watch your best friend while you are gone? It’s seem like it should be easy, right? I mean, all pet sitters must be animal-loving, good people that will treat your Chloe as if she was her own. WRONG. There are stories all the time about neglectful pet sitters, even cases where the dogs have died. Amanda Cornell, M.S., CPDT-KA, owner of Accomplished Canines, has 10 questions you should ask any potential pet sitter to help make sure they will take great care of your best friend while you are away.

#1 – What do you like about being a pet sitter?

It’s an open ended question that can help you get to know this person that you are entrusting with the well-being of your pet.  It’s important to know a little bit about her so that you feel comfortable with her interacting with your pets and coming and going through your house.  Does she seem to enjoy the hard work that this job entails?  Or does she seem to view the job as a quick way to make some cash?

Image source: @spilltojill via Flickr
Image source: @spilltojill via Flickr

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