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This week marks the 25th annual Professional Pet Sitters Week, an opportunity to celebrate the value of professional pet sitters. An article published on the Pet Sitters International (PSI) website offers 7 tips that pet owners should ask potential pet-care providers.


1.      Does the pet sitter have the proper business license for your city or state, if required?


2.      Is the pet sitter insured and bonded?


3.      Can the pet sitter provide proof of clear criminal history?


4.      Does the pet sitter provide client references?


5.      Will the pet sitter use a pet-sitting service agreement or contract?


6.      Has the pet sitter completed PSI’s Certificate in Professional Pet Sitting Program and/or has he or she participated in pet-care training, such as pet first aid?


7.      Is the pet sitter a member of a professional and educational association, such as Pet Sitters International?


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