Dog sitter near me
An emergency forces you to leave your home temporarily and you want to leave your dog in the care of somebody you can trust? Your vacation is all booked and you are looking for someone to take care of your dog? A dog sitter can be the perfect solution for you.
Dog sitter services
What is a dog sitter and what services do they offer? The services of a dog sitter range from dog walking to dog sitting, either in your home or the sitter´s home, for a few days or even weeks at a time. Beyond carrying out these services, they’re also in charge of your dog’s safety and well-being during the whole time they spend with it.
A dog sitter in your home
Having a dog sitter in your home is the easiest way for your pet to deal with your absence and for you to leave on a relaxing trip. Besides keeping your dog company in his own familiar environment, the dog sitter is responsible for providing it with food, go for walks with him and, if necessary, administer medication . Booking a at-home dog sitter is especially recommended for dogs that have a natural aversion towards moving around a lot.
Dog sitting with a host family
If home care is not possible, you should consider dog sitting with a host family. With this service, your dog will temporarily move to the house of the dog sitter for the duration of your absence. Your dog will share his daily life with the family, sometimes including other pets. It's a very good alternative to a kennel, especially if your dog is sociable!
A dog walker is a person who comes to pick up your dog and take it for a walk once or several times a day. Walks last for 30 minutes on average. You get to decide the time, the duration and even the route. This is a great opportunity to get your furry friend to enjoy some fun time in a green area. Some cities have fenced green areas where dogs can be taken off lead for extra running and frolicking fun.
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Finding a dog sitter near you
With the rise of the Internet and on-demand services, finding and booking a dog sitter near you is just as easy as booking a taxi. Turn to a reputable company and take the time to create a detailed profile for your dog mentioning exactly what you are looking for. You should also share any important details about your dog.
Holidog makes it easy for you to book the best dog sitters. All you have to do is to enter your postcode to discover all the dog sitters available in your area. Everything you need to know from availability, prices and reviews are displayed on each dog sitter’s profile who are manually checked by us to guarantee a high-quality pet sitting service. Our first priority is the safety of your pet!
It’s always a good idea to start looking for a dog sitter near you early. During typical vacation times and holidays, pet sitter’s are often booked to capacity and it’s not recommended to leave your pet in the care of someone you don’t fully trust or just booked as a last resort. Think of where you live: finding a dog sitter in Sydney or Melbourne might be easier then finding one in ar rural area. As a rule of thumb, you can start looking for someone to take care of your pet around two to three weeks before your departure. The same goes for when you’re considering to ask friends or family for help.
Become a dog sitter
Holidog makes it easy for you to find jobs as a dog sitter. The number one pet sitting site in Europe allows you to get in touch with countless pet owners near you and guarantees a safe and reliable assignments.
To become a dog sitter with Holidog, please visit our website and click on "sign up" and then choose "sign up as a pet sitter". You will be asked to fill out the form and provide detailed information concerning your past experiences and your suitability as a pet sitter.
You get to decide your own prices and which assignments you wish to take. When you are just starting out, it is advisable to set your rates slighly below the average dog sitter rates in your area. Beware of setting them too low though, as this might cause suspicion. As you gain experience, you can start upping your prices.
Read our dog sitter guide for more in-depth information.