Pet Sitter Checklist with FREE Printable

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It can be very hard to leave a pet when you have to go away.  How many of you have a pet sitter?  I usually send my dog to the boarders when we go away for a week long vacation, but for a weekend or night away I usually just get a pet sitter to come to the house.  It’s just easier.  I don’t have to make a reservation, drive her over there and then go back and pick her up.  Zoe is more comfortable staying at home.  She’s almost thirteen years old and has a hard time getting around.  I created this GREAT pet sitter checklist with a free printable to make things easier on you and the pet sitter.

Do you know what your pet sitter needs to have when you go away? Here's a GREAT pet sitter checklist with a FREE printable to make things easier!

Who could even leave this cute dog at all?

Do you know what your pet sitter needs to have when you go away? Here's a GREAT pet sitter checklist with a FREE printable to make things easier!

Pet Sitter Checklist with FREE Printable

  • Have a backup!  Most the time a backup won’t be needed, but you never know what’s going to happen.  There could be a snow storm or a car accident!  You could use a neighbor or family member.

 

  • Leave a light on.  Leave a small hall light or kitchen light on so when your pet sitter comes in, they’ll know where to go.  Remember, this isn’t there house and they aren’t familiar with it.

 

  • Leave cleaning products out.  My dog never has accidents but EVERY TIME we leave her with a pet sitter she has one accident.  You don’t want your pet sitter rummaging through your cabinets and closets trying to find an old rag and stain remover.

 

  • Leave everything they need out so the pet sitter can see it.  This includes medicine, treats, leash, and favorite toys.

 

  • Make sure you have everything your pet will need while you are gone.  You don’t want the pet sitter running out for dog food because you didn’t have enough!

We use BENEFUL® Healthy Weight for Zoe.  She’s pretty old now, 13 years,  and was having a hard time standing up because her joints and arthritis was so bad.  Since she has a hard time walking, she couldn’t exercise and was about 20lbs overweight.    We thought if she lost some weight, she would be able to get around better and she’s been eating it ever since.  It has 10% fewer calories than the original and is made with REAL chicken, grains and vegetables.  Update:  Zoe died a couple of months after I wrote this. Scroll down below and see the new puppy we JUST got!

Do you know what your pet sitter needs to have when you go away? Here's a list of important things that makes it easier on them and a FREE printable.

I created this fun printable just for your pet sitter.

Make sure you save it now so when it’s time for vacation or your weekend getaway you’ll have it handy.  It has space for all the important information you’ll need to leave your pet with a sitter.

Click here or on the image below. It will take you to Dropbox so you can download the image to your computer to save or print out. I have my printables stored there so I can give out a higher quality image without slowing my website down. Please let me know if you have any issues and I’ll get you going!

Do you know what your pet sitter needs to have when you go away? Here's a GREAT pet sitter checklist with a FREE printable to make things easier!

You may also like this new puppy checklist I recently wrote because we got a new puppy!!  Man, I wish I had this before we got him.  I made WAY to many trips to the store of things I forgot.

Getting a puppy can be so fun, but you need some things to make your life easier. Grab this new puppy checklist (with free printable) so you can spend all your time playing and not running out to the store.

 

 

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2 Responses

  1. I appreciate all of the tips and things to remember when you are having your dog stay at someone else’s house for a weekend. I think that it would be a great idea to make sure that the person that you leave your dog with knows how to care for a dog and what to do to play with them. If you go over those simple things your dog won’t be as sad to see you leave on a trip.

  2. Mike says:

    Love the printable! thank you for this.. Appreciate all the hard work, keep it up!

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