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- The pet sitter was paid to provide 24/7 care for a dog with separation anxiety. A neighbour reported that she never spent a single night at the home. She’d leave in the evening and return the next morning.
- The pet sitter never showed up to give a diabetic cat its 12-hourly insulin shot. When the “owner” returned, her nearly comatose pet was rushed to the ER just in time, and was lucky to have survived.
- The pet sitter thought it was perfectly okay for her boyfriend to visit her at the home where she was caring for a dog. He forgot to shut the back gate, the pet precious escaped and, sadly, was never found.
Do you know someone with a similar experience?
Has it ever happened to you?
In order to avoid unfortunate situations like these, let’s first consider who are possible candidates for the position of trusted pet sitter and/or dog walker.
Let us not forget that a pet parent is accountable for their pet’s wellbeing, a responsibility that is transferred to whomever temporarily becomes the caregiver. That person will assume those same responsibilities when the “owner” works long hours, makes a day trip, or takes a vacation.
The humans go away but their dogs and cats will stay.
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