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When a person has a long work schedule, or they are going out of town someone needs to be around to care for their pets. Dogs need to be walked, and all pets need food and water every day. There are several reasons why a person should hire a professional pet sitter to take care of their pets.

Avoid the Middle Man

When a person uses a local professional pet sitter, they can cut out a big business or a referral service. They can ask questions to a person directly, and they can have more flexibility with their needs. They are also able to pay the pet sitter directly. This can cut out any fees that a middle man or third party service may charge.


A professional pet sitter will have insurance. They need this insurance to operate a business and to be able to care for pets. They usually have insurance that is customized for their business. This will cause their premiums to be lower so they can charge customers a fair rate. This way if an accident happens your pet will be protected while they are with the sitter.

Local Economy Pricing

While the services or big corporations may be easy to use this can also make the price of the pet sitting service high. A pet sitter usually sees around 80 percent of the price that a client pays. When working with a local pet sitter, a person can get fees that fit the economy in the area. The pet sitter can also see more money as well, and this, in turn, may boost the local economy.

These are some benefits that a person can see when they hire a local professional pet sitter. They will be able to get the care for their pet and know they are well taken care of. They can also pay a reasonable price for the service.

If you have any questions about dog walking, pet sitting, or kennel alternatives, please reach out to us at [email protected]