6 Top Tips Why You Should Hire A House Sitter
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Everyone needs a holiday. However, sometimes we cannot take our pets along too.  Many pet owners often face the problem of where to leave their pets. Do you leave your cat at a cattery or your dog in a kennel? Does a relative or your neighbour pop in and feed the cat? Do you send the dog to stay in a pet sitter’s home? This often-agonizing decision can cause distress and heartache, not only for your pet but also for you, the owner.

The best choice for your dog/cat or another animal (s)

Many pets are attached to their owners and have home comforts and routines. When you must leave town for a business meeting or a hospital appointment, your pet’s state of mind and welfare are the last thing you want to worry about. A Housesitter will care for your pet in your home, feed them, exercise and walk them, and no doubt spoil your cat or dog without them leaving their home environment. Many pets can suffer from anxiety and stress, but having someone staying in their home with them can ensure your pet is much happier and healthier.

Hiring a professional house sitter may be your best option

Reason 1 – Cost

Using a cattery or kennel for your pet’s holiday can cost hundreds of pounds. Consider the more cost-effective charges for a professional house-sitting service. Ask today for a quote, and you will be surprised by how much money you will save.

Reason 2 – Security

Welcoming a trusted housesitter into your home can provide 24-hour security. Provide a deterrent to any burglars who prey on empty homes and ensure that doors and windows are locked, curtains closed and opened, and lights switched on and off in your home. Even taking your mail off the doormat and putting out your rubbish bins can discourage unwanted callers from coming to your home.

Reason 3 – Home maintenance

Of course, we won’t decorate your home while you’re on holiday, but even so, we are happy to run the vacuum over the carpets and water your plants. We are on hand to notice any maintenance issues, such as leaking pipes or storm damage, especially as many insurance companies won’t cover your home if you’re away for long periods.

Reason 4 – Stress-free pets

Indeed, many catteries and kennels are brilliant places to leave your pets, but many animals can be unhappy in strange surroundings. Just the unfamiliar smells and sounds are a lot for any animal to deal with

A pet’s physiology can be affected if he’s stressed, anxious and missing your undivided attention. Boarding accommodation can be very busy, where pets are often left to their own devices and miss out on their home comforts.

Reason 5 – Pet medical care

If you have a cat or dog that requires medication daily or is perhaps an older pet, we are trained to administer treatment and medicines. As a scout leader in Greater London North, I have an enhanced DBS trained in Emergency Aid for humans. I have also taken a first-aid training course for pets (a lot of similarities). Having had dogs for over 30 years, I can also handle ageing dogs and lift them without hurting them. We can act as in-house carers for your ailing pets and give you regular updates on their health status.

Reason 6 – Keep to routines

Even tiny adjustments to an animal’s routine can throw him off sync. Do you let your dog into the garden early in the morning to pee or give your kitty a treat at a certain time? Pets thrive on routines, and they can become depressed if things change. As professional housesitters, it’s our directive to be there for your pets. We walk your dog frequently and play if it’s playtime. We also stick to your house routine, like putting out the bins on a particular day.

Finally, one important thing you will get if you hire a professional housesitter – is Peace of Mind! You can go away on business or holiday, knowing that a trusted person is caring for your pets and your home with just as much love, attention, and care as you do.

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