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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-13-2007, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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Question Pet sitters

I board Benji with his wonderful breeder but I would like to explore the option of having a pet sitter look after Benji at our home too. I don't have an option of having a family member or a friend taking care of him. So I really really need a responsible and caring pet sitter

I welcome your tips, suggestions, comments. Has anyone used Pet Sitter's International? I had heard somewhere that some Hav handlers also pet sit. I don't know if this info. is valid.

So far my search with local pet stores, groomers has not given me any leads. I have my vet's tech who does pet sitting but she works 8-6 and visits the pet during her lunch break. The staff at my vet's place is wonderful and they adore Benji.

My understanding of pet sitter's duties is that she will be with the dog 24 hours, is that a wrong assumption? Please enlighten me! Thanks!

My SF Bay Area friends, please PM me if you have recommendations for pet sitters. Thank you!


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Poornima, it depends on how much you pay for the sitter. Some pet sitters are there 24 hours/day but others are there only nights and during an hour for lunch. There should be a difference in the price between the two.

I have never heard of Pet Sitter's International, sorry. I hope you find someone you like!

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I found a wonderful petsitter through petsitters international . She takes care of my two and she lives in 24 - 7 . She is great with my dogs .
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Poornima- Its been a few years, but I've used petsitters that are bonded and stay something like 22 out of 24 hours (they're allowed to go home and get their mail, messages, etc.). I've had good results with 3 different sitters. I'll PM you the info.

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