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The Ultimate Pet Sitting Checklist: What You Need to Prepare Before You Go!

Corgi on a suitcase ready to travel!
Corgi on a suitcase

So, you've got a trip coming up and the inevitable question arises: what about your furry friend? Well, worry not! We've got you covered with the ultimate pet sitting checklist. By following this comprehensive guide, you can ensure that your beloved pet receives the best care possible while you're away. Let's dive in and make sure everything is in order for a worry-free vacation!

Organize essential information:

  • Listing your pet's name, breed, age, and any identifying features helps the pet sitter quickly familiarize themselves with your pet.

  • Providing medication details is crucial, as it ensures that the sitter administers the right dosage at the right time if needed.

  • Including dietary preferences helps maintain your pet's regular eating habits, minimizing any tummy troubles.

  • Special routines or preferences, such as specific toys or favorite hiding spots, will help ensure your pet feels comfortable and at ease.

  • If you're a House of Paws Pet Care client, you can do this all with ease in your pet profiles using the Time To Pet app!

Gather necessary supplies:

  • Having an ample supply of your pet's regular food means they won't experience a sudden change in diet, reducing the risk of digestive issues.

  • Packing treats allows the sitter to reward your pet for good behavior and provide a sense of familiarity during their stay.

  • Ensuring there's an adequate amount of medication prevents any interruptions in your pet's treatment while you're away.

  • Gather their favorite toys, blankets, and bedding to make it easily accessible. This will help maintain a sense of security and comfort.

Prepare a first-aid kit:

  • Including bandages, antiseptic solution, and tweezers in your pet-specific first-aid kit allows the sitter to handle minor injuries promptly and effectively.

  • Ensuring you have any medications prescribed by your vet readily available safeguards your pet's health in case of an emergency.

  • Providing instructions on common health issues, such as administering eye drops or cleaning wounds, empowers the sitter to provide immediate aid if necessary.

Communicate your expectations:

  • Clearly expressing your pet's needs and preferences helps the sitter provide personalized care and create a comfortable environment.

  • Informing the sitter about exercise routines and preferred walking locations ensures that your pet stays healthy and active.

  • Highlighting any areas your pet should avoid, such as off-limits rooms or toxic plants, helps prevent accidents or potential harm to your pet.

  • House of Paws Pet Care clients get to relax on their trips, knowing that they will get updates after each visit with tons of pictures through our personalized app. Clients can also communicate with their sitters at any time, so they know no small detail will be missed!

By following this ultimate pet sitting checklist, you'll ensure a worry-free getaway for yourself and a comfortable staycation for your furry friend. Don't forget to schedule your Meet & Greet with House of Paws Pet Care, so you can go ahead and enjoy your travels, knowing that your pet is in capable hands!


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