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At Home Cat Care While You're On Spring Break

Spring Break 2023 is right around the corner. Now is the time to plan ahead for at home cat sitting for your pet. The responsibility of caring for your cat in your home while you are on vacation should be left in the hands of a vetted, trained professional cat sitter.

The person you bring into your home to cat sit must be honest, reliable, dependable, mature, organized, and conscientious. You want someone you can trust to enter and exit your home as if it --and everything in it--were a precious treasure of their own.

How to Find a Professional Cat Sitter in Wilmington, Delaware

Finding such a person is no easy task if you set out to do it on your own. However, if you connect with a reputable professional cat sitting (pet sitting) business, you'll be much more likely to establish a trusted partnership with a reliable cat sitter.

To help you with the process of selecting a cat sitter, ask yourself the following questions:

What Experience Does the Person Have with Cats?

Caring for your cat must be the pet sitter's FIRST priority! You and your cat cannot afford to have someone flake on cat care while you are on vacation. There can be no excuses--even if there is an emergency they have to have a backup system for your cat's care.

This is how you and your cat benefit from hiring a professional cat sitter:

  • A professional pet sitter is under contract as a direct employee who has vetted people for entering your home and caring for your cat. At least this is true for the pet sitting team at Kitten SIttin of Delaware. We screen people for their experience with specific types of pets.

  • If your regular or assigned cat sitter falls ill or has another emergency, a professional will have a co-worker --whom you can trust--to fill in for them.

  • A professional cat sitter takes the time to learn how to care for all types of pet personalities. They are committed to keeping your pets relaxed and happy, your home safe and secure.

A Professional Pet Sitter Understands Pet Emergencies

Professional pet sitters are trained and certified in pet first aid and CPR. They pay careful attention to your home environment for hazards that could endanger your cat. Because they are committed to your cat on a regular basis, the professional pet sitter also would be more likely to spot any changes in your pet's behavior and will notify you immediately of any concern. A professional cat sitter will know which vet you use AND will know of the emergency vets are in the area. They will also transport your pet to the vet if needed.

Other Considerations for Hiring a Cat Sitter

  • Does your pet sitter have a business license to work in your city/county?

  • Is your cat sitter insured to cover accidents that occur while your pet is in their custody and care?

  • Does that insurance include bonding, which protects against theft?

  • Does your cat sitter have a backup in case of a personal emergency?

  • Does your cat sitter have a detailed contract that details the ins and outs of working with them?

  • Do you have a guarantee that the person you have coming into your home and caring for your pets doesn't have a criminal background?

  • Is your sitter a member of any professional pet sitting organizations such as NAPPS?

Kitten Sittin' of Delaware offers all of this and more! To learn more contact us, today!

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