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Your Pet-Sitter's Guide to Your Home

How to Prepare Your Home for a Pet Sitter


Going on vacation is a great way to relax and recharge, but it can be stressful to leave your pets behind. That's where pet sitters come in! A good pet sitter will take care of your furry family in your home where they are the most comfortable. But before you leave, there are a few things you can do to make sure your home is prepared for your pet sitter!



1. Clean and declutter your home.

Your pet sitter will be spending time in your home, whether for a short drop in over overnight, so you want to make sure it's clean and tidy. This means picking up any clutter, vacuuming, changing sheets if necessary and putting away any items your pet may get into. You should also take out the trash and recycling so that your pet sitter can keep your home clean and safe while having space in the garbage to toss away any items needed.


2. Secure your home.

Make sure all of your doors and windows are locked, and that your pet sitter has a key or knows where the spare key is. You may also want to consider installing a security system. Cameras inside and out are a great way to have peace of mind while you are trying to relax (just be courteous and let your sitter know where the cameras are located).


3. Pet-proof your home.

This means putting away anything that your pet might chew on or get into. This includes things like shoes, cords, plants, and cleaning supplies. You should also close off any rooms that you don't want your pet to go into.


4. Stock your pet's food and supplies.

Make sure your pet has plenty of food, water, and treats. You should also have a fresh supply of litter, toys, and bedding.



5. Leave instructions for your pet sitter.

This includes things like your pet's feeding schedule, their favorite activities, and any medical conditions they have. You should also give your pet sitter your contact information of where you are staying in case they need to reach you. If your pet sitter has a software (like All Around Adventures) make sure everything in your pet portal is up to date. The more information your pet sitter has the less they will need to contact you for more information which will give you more time to relax and recharge.


Here are some additional tips:

  • If you have multiple pets, make sure to introduce them to the pet sitter beforehand. A reliable pet sitter should offer a meet and greet, have insurance and know you and your pets routine.

  • Give your pet sitter a tour of your home and show them where everything is.

  • Leave a list of emergency contacts, including your veterinarian and a 24-hour animal hospital.


By taking the time to prepare your home for a pet sitter, you can rest assured that your pets will be in good hands while you're away.


Happy Summer and enjoy the outdoors while your pets can stay stress free inside of their own home!


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