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Why Use A Professional Pet Sitter or Dog Walker?

August 18, 2018

Why Use A Professional Pet Sitter or Dog Walker?

Not all Pet Sitters or Dog Walkers are created equal, nor are they all professional.Some only have experience caring for their own pets and not experience caring for a variety of breeds, temperaments, on a professional level.  

When hiring a Professional Pet Sitter, it is important to make sure you have chosen the right person, who is highly qualified, can provide appropriate credentials and making sure they have the experience to care for your beloved furry family member and your house as well as emergency procedures in place. 


What does a Pet Sitter do?

“Pet sitting” is defined as “the act of caring for a pet in its own home while the owner is away.” Dog walking is also a form of pet sitting since it involves coming to the pet’s home to provide exercise and companionship. 

As the definition above indicates, pet sitters care for your pets in your home. Pet owners often use pet sitters when they go on a vacation, travel for business or are working long hours. 

Pet sitters often offer more than one pet-sitting visit per day, and some pet sitters offer overnight stays as well. 

During the pet-sitting visits, pet sitters perform a variety of tasks, including:


  • Feeding the pets and changing their water bowls

  • Providing exercise and play time (may include walking the dog)

  • Cleaning litter boxes and cleaning up any other pet messes

  • Administering pet medications, if needed

  • Providing lots of TLC! 


Pet sitters also often bring in mail or newspapers and alternate blinds and lights to give the home a “lived-in look” if the owners are away. Pet sitters may also perform other tasks as requested by the pet owners.

The Benefits of Using a Professional Pet Sitter.

More and more pet owners are using the services of Professional Pet Sitters to take advantage of the benefits in-home pet care provides:


  • Pets are happier and experience less stress at home.

  • Diet and exercise routines are uninterrupted.

  • Travel trauma for both owner and pet is eliminated.

  • Pet's exposure to illness is minimized.

  • Untrained or unwilling friends/family/neighbors need not be called.

  • In-home professional pet care provides added peace of mind. Using a Professional Pet Service reaps benefits for both pets and pet pawrents.


Remember, it may take a little time up front to determine the pet-sitting services best suited for your situation. Once you’ve made this match, we hope you’ll agree with all of our pet owners who say, Lucky Dog Va is the best when it comes to Dog Walking and Pet Sitting in the Hampton Roads Virginia area! 

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