A Harris poll taken in 2011 found that 90 percent of pet owners think of their dogs and cats as members of the family.1 For many of us, our pets provide a distinct type of “love” that we can’t find elsewhere. What pet owner hasn’t had the experience of coming home from a difficult day out in the world to be greeted by their pet(s) as it they are the center of their pet’s world? In fact, forty percent of married female dog owners, according to a survey by the American animal......
I remember when I was first starting out in pet sitting, the person I trained with warned me that I better not mind repetition since pet sitting consists of doing some of the same things over and over again. Actually, I haven’t found that be the case at all. I find each visit to be different and fresh. I’ve learned to expect the unexpected! Pet sitting involves working with beings more than working with things. Pets, like all beings, have good days and bad days, a range of moods and changing energy......
Welcome to the wonderful world of Pet Sitting! Well, I hope my posts will give you a glimpse into my experience of pet sitting at least. There have been many times during my three years of being a professional pet sitter that I have realized just what an unusual and fortunate position I am in at this point in my life. One of my most striking experiences of being a pet sitter was realizing one day while cleaning a litter box that I would much rather be doing that than sitting in......