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What is a Pet Sitter?

Pet sitters are professional, qualified individuals paid to visit your house and spend quality time with your pet. A good pet sitter gives your pet exercise, knows how to tell if your pet needs veterinary attention and has a certificate in First Aid and CPR. Also, pet sitters typically offer additional services, such as bringing in mail and newspapers, watering plants, turning lights on and off, and providing homes with a lived-in look to deter crime. One can often think of a pet sitter as a similar description as a “baby sitter”. Where as a kennel could be more described as a school or hotel for your pet.

Some pet sitters will come to your home, while others choose to have “pet sitting daycare” in which you can drop your pet off for the day and then come pick them up later in the day.


What should I look for?

  • Can the pet sitter provide written proof that she has commercial liability insurance (to cover accidents and negligence) and is bonded (to protect against theft by a pet sitter or her employees)?
  • What training has the pet sitter received?
  • Will the pet sitter record notes about your pet, such as his likes, dislikes, fears, habits, medical conditions, medications, and routines?
  • Is the pet sitter associated with a veterinarian who can provide emergency services?
  • What will happen if the pet sitter experiences car trouble or becomes ill? Does she have a backup?
  • Will the pet sitter provide related services such as in-home grooming, dog walking, dog training, and play time?
  • Will the pet sitter provide a written service contract spelling out services and fees?
  • If the pet sitter provides live-in services, what are the specific times she agrees to be with your pet? Is this detailed in the contract?
  • How does your pet sitter make sure that you have returned home?
  • Will the pet sitter provide you with the phone numbers of other clients who have agreed to serve as references?


How do I list my Pet Sitter Services?

If you are looking to get more exposure for your pet sitting service. The best option is to post it on PetAdopt.ca. Just follow these easy steps:

  • Register and/or Login to your account.
  • Create A New Listing
  • Choose the category “Pet Sitters”
  • Fill out the details accordingly
  • You can list free (and re-list as long as you need). We however urge everyone looking to gain more exposure to choose an ad for a slightly longer time frame as well as to feature your listing on our site. This will ensure everyone can see your ad for it’s entire duration, and you will not need to re-post it when it expires.
  • That’s it! You will receive a confirmation email to let you know your listing is up on our site. And all interested parties will be in contact with you.


Whether you’re looking for a Pet Sitter or anything else for your pet. PetAdopt.ca can help you. Browse our categories to find everything you need.


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