Have you heard the expression, “You get what you pay for?”
The term “professional” dog walker and pet sitter have been thrown around, but what does that really mean?
For starters, licensing is an accountability measure that all professional businesses should take. As with any industry, a professional dog walker and pet sitter’s first step should be to obtain the proper licensing to operate as a business in their state.
Licensing a business or service shows the intention of the owner; licensing is a sign the owner is invested in the business.
Insured and Bonded
A professional service will be fully insured and bonded. Professional services will definitely have some form of insurance for you and your pet’s protection, as well as for the protection of their business. In the event of an incident, the pet service should have the ability to cover any unforeseen financial mishaps.
Bonding is an additional level of safeguard for you and the service. Think of bonding as an added value to the dog walking and pet sitting service you decide to hire.
A website is what the phone book used to be – a way to contact the business or person you would like to do business with. The dog walker’s website gives you a snapshot of what they are about. You can learn a lot about a business by reviewing their website: services provided, prices, testimonials, policies and more.
It’s a business!
When you hire a professional dog walker or pet sitter, your pet should be their #1 concern! You should not have to worry about your sitter skipping out on their scheduled responsibility because a better offer became available. Think about it this way. You ask a friend or neighbor to watch your furry friend while you are away. Your friend gets a call from a buddy that has tickets for a football game. Off he goes, but what about your pet???
A professional would stick to the scheduled appointment because that reflects badly on them, not to mention a promise of service was given. Of course emergencies could arise for a professional, but a professional would have a backup plan of action. Professionals take their business seriously.
The bottom line is this, a professional dog walking and pet sitting service should have you, the client, in mind. The goal and purpose of offering pet services is to make happy and healthy pets, while you have peace of mind!
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