NEW PET MINDER CHECKLIST
Having a new pet minder in your home for the first time can leave you feeling anxious.
Here are some tips to help you find a reliable, professional and caring pet minder that you and your pet can trust.
- The pet minder has Public Liability Insurance
- The pet minder should provide testimonials and contact information for references upon request. Do be sure to contact the references.
- Check with vets, groomers, pet stores, and other area pet businesses to learn more about the reputation of your chosen pet minder.
- Be sure that the pet minder provides a copy of the legal terms of your contract, including cancellation policy and other terms.
- Be sure that you fully understand the pricing of your service. Ask what services are included with the price quoted.
FACTORS TO CONSIDER
- Does the pet minder have a backup plan in case of a personal emergency?
- Is the pet minder a full time minder, or do they have limited availability due to another job?
- Does the pet minder talk positively about other minders in the area, and seem informed about the industry and other pet care providers?
- What kind of pet education and/or certification does the pet minder have?
- Did the pet minder ask many questions during the consultation, and did he/she write down all of the answers carefully?
IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR PET MINDER
- Will you have the same minder serving your home the entire time you are away?
- Will the pet minder bring anyone with them on their visits?
- How often will the pet minder contact you to keep you updated about your pet’s progress?
- Does the pet minders available time period fit your pet needs?
- How will your key be stored or returned?
- Has the pet minder cared for your type of pet in the past?
Whoever you decide to book, make sure you feel good about them. If you have any concerns, listen to them and look for someone else – you’ll know when you find that special someone!