Five Questions To Ask Yourself When Looking for A Cat Sitter

When it comes to DPS’s experience with cat sitting, there is one thing we have noticed. It’s that cat owners may just love their cats more than dog owners love their dogs. It’s something about the way cats play hard to get, then eventually give in to your relentless love. They know what they’re doin’, and we’re totally buyin’ it.

I digress.

When looking for the perfect cat sitter, you may want to ask:

1. What matters most to you?

Is it safety? Knowledge? Security of your home? Being able to trust your pet sitter?

2. How much risk are you willing to take?

Do I want to use a neighbor or friend?

You trust your buddy, but she’s not a professional. She doesn’t carry insurance and isn’t Pet First Aid & CPR Certified. But nothing will go wrong right? It’s cheap!

Do I want a company that uses Independent Contractors?

They are professionals but the companies they work for aren’t legally able to train them. They are a good and cheap option.

Do I want a company that uses W2 employees?

These employees are treated the best. They have workman’s compensation insurance. They are bonded and can legally be trained by their employer. A company with W2 employees may be more expensive but not by much – if at all! This is because, compared to dog sitting, cat sitting typically requires less visits and time. 

3. Are they well known in the community? Do they have viable references and good reviews.

Go to google, yelp, facebook, angies list, etc., to see if they are well reviewed. Let the internet help hold your pet sitters accountable.

4. Do they have a Facebook or Instagram presence?

Are they out front representing on social media or are they hidden behind the scenes for no one to see?

5. Are your pet sitters “cat like” ?

What a great question. Well good thing is, David’s Pet Services in West Hartford, CT has a horde of “cat like” employees. Almost to the point of being “ninja like.” Just the way we walk in doors will wow you. We make sure you house is locked down in case someone is trying to get in or if a cat is trying to get out! We got you!

If you are in the need for cat sitting services in West Hartford or bordering areas, feel free to give David’s Pet Services a call or schedule a Meet & Greet right from our website. We are currently providing the safest and most efficient cat sitting experience known to man. Use an app, communicate with your pet sitters, pay on the app … DPS cat sitting client life is good!

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