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Pet Owners Pre-Travel To Do List
Post date: 7th August 2017
Category: Cats, Dogs, How to, Pet lover

Okay, so you have decided to take a break and book a much-needed and deserved holiday – hooray!

Apart from contacting Jenny about booking a House and Pet Sitter there are a bunch of things pet owners need to think about, consider, check and/or do before leaving home.

Don’t panic, we have created a Pet Owners Pre-Travel To Do list for you to take the pressure off and ease you into that holiday spirit.

  1. Book and pay your deposit for a trusted House and Pet Sitter sitter to take care of your pet/s while you are away.
  2. Pets sense when something is happening. The suitcases come out, clothes are washed and packed, food is stockpiled. Talk to your pet about your plans and to reassure them you are coming home again. While you are at it, tell them about the fabulous sitter that will be hanging out with them.
  3. Contact you pet/s veterinarian
    • to book a pet check-up,
    • organise any medication they may need when you are away,
    • let your vet know in writing, a sitter will be looking after your pet and arrange necessary permissions to act on your behalf while you ar away.
  4. Make notes about your pet/s behaviour, favourite toy, hiding places, games to play, what your sitter can expect and ways to handle situations. This will make a difference to your pet, your sitter and you when you return home.
  5. Check your Home and Contents Insurance to ensure your home and contents is covered for the time you are away and does not become void with a sitter in your home.
  6. Make a list of regular and trusted repairers, just in case something breaks or stops working and your sitter can easily contact them.
  7. If you don’t have one already, organise a spare key for your home. Whether you hide it somewhere, give it to a trusted neighbour or nearby family member is up to you. Better safe than sorry.
  8. Check and double check your departure and arrival times – this is one thing you do not want to get wrong.
  9. Let your trusted neighbours know you will be away and a House and Pet Sitter will be in the house to take care of your pets and valuables.
  10. If all the above is covered, then close your suitcase, sit back and relax. Your home and pet/s will be in good hands and all you need to do is enjoy your holiday – you deserve it.

To enquire about or book your next house and pet sit call Jenny on 0400 611 840 or email jenny@houseandpetsitters.com.au

Relax and enjoy your holiday!
Jenny