Pet Sitters Give Animal Parents Peace of Mind

 

 

Pet Sitters Give Animal Parents Peace of Mind

Deanna Glick – May 18, 2011
Just because you have furry children at home doesn’t mean you can’t plan a spontaneous getaway for Memorial Day weekend. Thanks to the growing profession of pet sitting, animal owners now have an easy option for getting quality care that allows optimum comfort for their pets and the freedom to have fun away from home.

According to the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, pet sitting is one of the nation’s fastest growing industries and offers the best of all worlds for pets and their owners. Rather than relying on friends or family or putting a pet through the potential trauma or health risks associated with kennels or travel, pet sitting allows animals to stay in their familiar environment, maintain their diet and exercise routine and receive loving attention from caring professionals.

Booming Business and Big Benefits

Most pet sitters feed, walk, and play with the animals they’re hired to care for, but some more experienced sitters also may be required to bathe, train, or groom them. Most watch over dogs and a few take care of cats.

 

The pet sitting business has been fueled by the common belief that pets are happiest when they’re home, surrounded by familiar sights, smells and sounds. Plus, pet ownership in the United States is continually on the rise. Currently, 63 percent of all American households have pets, including 73 million dogs, 90 million cats, 16 million birds as well as fish, hamsters and other animals, according to the most recent America Pet Products Association National Pet Owner Survey.

“True animal lovers were the first to recognize the need for the Petting Sitting business. They were the ones who took it the hardest when they were forced to see what their pets went through when they were forced to travel with their owners, or how they behaved after being picked up from a kennel after a week or more away from home.” writes Ian White of Pet-sitters.biz. “Truthfully, these individuals could not enjoy their trips for worry. These were individuals who hung a stocking for their pet at Christmas, and made them a birthday cake on the pet’s special day each year.”

White also points out the additional benefits of pet sitting, including picking up the mail and newspaper, watering plants or simple tasks to increase home security. For example, opening the curtains on one visit and closing them on the next will give the home a lived in look.

The many benefits to the pet as well as the owner make pet sitting a popular choice. Experts agree pets tend to experience reduced stress when cared for at home rather than a boarding kennel or traveling with their owners. Keeping a pet’s daily routine, less exposure to disease in boarding environments, personalized attention and play time as well as maintaining consistent feeding schedules can help prevent digestive and psychological problems, resulting in a calmer, healthier animal upon your return home.

Finding a Pet Sitter

Depending on your needs, you can find a pet sitter skilled in basic care or more advanced skills, such as training, grooming and housebreaking. Above all, take advantage of your own gut instinct and know that at the end of the process comes priceless peace of mind that your pet will be happy and well cared for.

Hi, I am Kathy the owner of Baxter’s Pet Sitting and my Cocker Spaniel is Baxter, my furry associate. I have been in business for 10 years. I am a highly successful pet sitter because of the quality of care I provide. I am highly dependable and trustworthy.

Animals have always been a part of my life, as an adult I have had many pets as part of my family. I am always involved with organizations for animals whether its volunteering, walking and raising money or adopting my pets.

Now my love for animals has brought me to Pet Sitting so I can take care of your pets in your home where they will be safe and happy while you are away.

Call Baxter’s Pet Sitting in Flower Mound when you go on Vacation or Business. 214-403-7703  e-mail   chamietx2@aol.com

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About Baxter's Pet Sitting Blog!

Hi, I am Kathy the owner of Baxter’s Pet Sitting and my Cocker Spaniel is Baxter, my furry associate. Animals have always been a part of my life, as an adult I have had many pets as part of my family. I am always involved with organizations for animals whether its volunteering, walking and raising money or adopting my pets. Kathy & Baxter's Pet Place Blog will give you information on Pet Sitting, Pet News, Pet Videos and Pet Photos.

Posted on May 18, 2011, in Cats, Dogs, Holidays, Pet Sitting. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thank you for your great work and… this Blog is a really pleasant surprise! Keep up the good work!

    Pet Sitting Mckinney

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