Most of us have long days. Waking up early in the morning, putting a solid 8 hours at work, running errands afterwards, then finally getting home when it’s dark. Even though it is hard being away from home all those hours, it’s something we have to do.
Working all those hours also means much needed (and earned) vacation time. So even if you have a job where you can give your pet proper potty breaks, walks and interaction, at some point you’re going to need a nice relaxing vacation. Sometimes your pets can come on vacation with you, but sometimes they need to stay at home.
These are all times when you need to hire a dog walker or pet sitter. And there are tons of benefits of hiring a professional.
Companionship and interaction – While you’re at work, volunteering, or even have a long day of errands, your pets are at home…waiting. They look out of the window, they pace, they look out the window some more. Then they may even decided to fight the boredom with mischief. Pet sitters come in and play with your pets, walk your dogs, clean and refresh food and water bowls – breaking up the monotony of hours alone.
Potty breaks and exercise – It’s not easy to go hours on end without going potty. Even if your dog can go all day without messes in the house, it doesn’t mean that it’s good for them to go that long. The added bonus of potty breaks is walking! Walking is imperative to your pet’s health. It keeps obesity at bay while strengthening their muscles and stimulating their minds.
Peace of mind while you’re away – Whether you’re gone for the day or on a vacation, knowing your pet is being taken care of is priceless. When a professional is taking care of your pet there is no doubt that they are in good hands.
This is where hiring a professional is truly beneficial because professional sitters and walkers are:
- Experienced in CPR, pet health and various conditions, ailments, emergency situations.
- Have back up plans in case of an emergency, ensuring your pets are cared for no matter what.
- Allowing your pets the comfort of home.
- Keeping your home safe while you’re away; bringing in mail, turning on/off lights, etc.
- Covered by the correct/necessary insurances to make sure you aren’t liable if something does go wrong.
As you can see there are TONS of great reasons to hire a pet sitter or dog walker. If you’re looking to find out more, make sure to contact us for a consultation. We are here to make sure your pets are healthy and happy!