Pet Sitterii Profesionisti. Cu ce se ocupa de fapt? 

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Definitia pet sitting-ului 

 Pet sitting-ul este definit ca fiind ”ingrijirea unui animal de companie in propriul sau camin atunci cand stapanii sai sunt plecati” (Conform Random House Webster’s Dictionary, 1997). Persoanele care plimba caini se incadreaza tot in aceasta categorie de Pet Sitteri deoarece implica vizita cainilor la domiciliu. Ingrijirea animalelor de companie la domiciliul clientului este ceea ce diferenteaza un pet sitter de pet boarders (cazare animale) sau gradinitele de catei. 

Care sunt avantajele unui pet sitter in comparatie cu alte servicii de ingrjire? 

  • Animalutele sunt mai linistite in propriul lor camin si sunt mai putin stresate in mediul lor obisnuit. 
  • Dieta si rutina nu le este intrerupta
  • Stresul transportului nu mai este o problema nici pentru animal, nici pentru stapan
  • Expunerea animalului la boli contagioase este minima

Desigur, in situatii speciale, (de exemplu renovari in casa clientului, animal cu o puternica anxietate de separare sau care are probleme de sanatate si trebuie supravegheat permanent) o alegere mai buna ar fi cazarea animalului in casa pet sitter-ului, daca aceasta este organizata pentru astfel de servicii si este un mediu sigur si curat.

Ce face de fapt un pet sitter? 

Precum arata si definitia, pet sitterii au grija de animalele de companie la domiciliul clientului. Stapanii animalelor folosesc acest gen de servicii, in general cand pleaca in concediu, delegatii, program prelungit la serviciu sau au probleme de sanatate care ii impiedica sa se ingrijeasca ei insisi in mod corespunzator de animalut.

Pet sitterii ofera deseori mai multe vizite pe zi, iar unii au si varianta de a ramane peste noapte. In cadrul unei vizite, cateva din sarcinile executate de pet sitter sunt:

  • Hranirea si schimbarea apei
  • Plimbare, joaca si exercitii
  • Curatarea litierei si a altor ”accidente” din casa
  • Administrarea de medicamente si tratamente, daca este cazul
  • Ofera multa iubire si atentie animalutelor

Se obisnuieste de asemenea ca un pet sitter sa se ofere sa recupereze scrisori din cutia postala, sa primeasca colete, sa aprinda/stinga luminile in casa, sa ude plantele, etc


The definition of pet sitting. 

“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. Caring for pets in the clients’ homes is what separates pet sitters from boarders or doggie daycares. 

What are the advantages of pet sitting (over other pet-care options)? 

• Pets are happier and experience less stress at home in their familiar environment. • Diet and exercise routines are uninterrupted.
• Travel trauma for both owner and pet is eliminated.
• Pet’s exposure to illness is minimized. 

Occasionally, extenuating circumstances (i.e., a pet with special health issues or severe separation anxiety or repairs taking place in the pet’s home) warrants a pet sitter caring for a client’s pet in his or her own home.

What does a pet sitter do? 

As the definition above indicates, pet sitters care for clients’ pets in the clients’ home. Pet owners often use pet sitters when they go on a vacation, travel for business, work long hours or when they are too sick or injured to care for their pet(s). 

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.