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What is a Pet Sitter?

A pet sitter is a professional who provides quality care for your pets and animals when you are unavailable. Most pet sitters provide in-home care, watching your animals on your premises by either making visits or possibly staying overnight. The primary goal is to provide your pets/animals with the best care in the most comfortable setting.

Pets/animals cared for can include, but are not limited to:

  • Birds
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Fish
  • Livestock/farm animals
  • Reptiles
  • Small animals
  • Special needs pets
  • (animals w/injuries or medical conditions)

Typically, pet sitters:

  • Provide daily visits
  • Make certain the pet/animal's diet is followed
  • Clean litter boxes and /or kennels
  • Adhere to established exercise routines

Other pet care services offered:

  • Administration of medication
  • Boarding
  • Daily visits
  • Daycare
  • Dog hikes/runs
  • Dog park trips
  • Dog walks
  • Overnight pet sitting
  • Pet transportation
  • Poop scooping
Most importantly, pet sitters shower love and personal attention on those in their care.

In addition, customer services can include:
  • Plant/home care
  • Retrieval of mail, newspapers, and packages
  • Trash and recycling day service
  • Home security checks
Professional pet sitters can carry liability insurance specifically written or designed for this unique profession. Some sitters are also bonded.

To locate NMPSA pet sitters in your area, click here.
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