As someone who has made a career out of a love for taking care of pets, I am thrilled to find out that there is a week dedicated to the appreciation of pet sitters!

Today, there are accommodations beyond our wildest dreams available for our beloved pets, including hotel suites, airlines, restaurants, and more!  Despite all those fancy options, most of us feel most comfortable leaving Fido or Fifi with a trusted friend, family member, or pet sitting service.

I found these great tips from on PetSit.com about conducting a professional pet sitter interview.  As a professional pet sitter myself, I want to provide one more tip:  since many of us think of our pets as children, be as selective as you would if you were hiring someone to care of your child. You’ll enjoy your time away from home infinitely more knowing that your pet is safe, happy, and well cared for in your absence.

Happy Pet Sitters Week!

“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” – Immanuel Kant