PetsitUSA Encourages Pet Owners to Schedule Holiday Petcare Soon to Ensure They Get the Pet Sitter of Their Choice

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As pet owners make plans for holiday travel, it's important for them to remember their pets. Although it may seem like there is plenty of time to schedule pet sitting services for the year-end holidays, many pet sitters are already completely booked from mid-November through the first of the year. Scheduling holiday pet sitting services as far in advance as possible will ensure pet owners get the pet sitter of their choice, and avoid the last minute scramble for pet care.

...pet sitters are busier than ever during the holidays. It's important for pet owners to know this and to get their reservations in early so the pet sitter of their choice will be caring for their pets and home.”

Choosing a pet sitter is more involved than simply finding a pet sitter online or in the phone book and giving them the dates services are required. Before taking on a new client, pet sitters will require an in-home visit, commonly called a meet-and-greet. During this meeting, the pet sitter will document the type of care the pets will require, have the client complete the necessary paperwork, get keys and security codes, and go over fees and payment options. It is also the time when everyone involved - people and pets - will determine suitability. It's essentially an interview for both parties, as well as the time to talk about details.

"Pet parents are opting for in-home pet sitting services more than ever,” says Therese Kopiwoda, owner of PetsitUSA,” and in spite of the growing number of pet sitting businesses, pet sitters are busier than ever during the holidays. It's important for pet owners to know this and to get their reservations in early so the pet sitter of their choice will be caring for their pets and home.”

For pet owners who don't already have a pet sitter, PetsitUSA is an excellent resource. The website features a searchable directory of pet sitters throughout the country as well as information on what to expect from a pet sitter, how to prepare pets and home, and a printable list of topics to discuss with potential pet sitters during the meet and greet.

About PetsitUSA

PetsitUSA is one of the oldest online pet sitter directories where pet owners can locate professional pet sitters, dog walkers, and dog daycares throughout the United States. Also, PetsitUSA, which has recently undergone a major redesign, continues to be one of the most economical and effective ways for pet care providers to advertise their businesses online. Based in Austin, Texas, PetsitUSA was launched in 2003 by Therese Kopiwoda, who also serves a small number of pet sitting clients. For more information, visit http://www.petsitusa.com.

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