A good pet sitter is hard to come by. But when you have found a good pet sitter, you have also found a true gem. Good pet sitters will share a love and appreciation of animals with you and they will do all they can to take good care of your pets to the best of their ability. This article will offer pet owners some suggestions on how to reward hardworking pet sitters for all their work.
Extra Paid Leave
Some pet sitters are hard to shop for. After all, what do you buy someone who has everything? Pet owners who are wondering what to do to show their appreciation for a valued full-time pet sitter can offer them extra paid leave. If they usually receive two weeks of paid holiday each year, add on an extra week. This is a real treat for full-time pet sitters who would like to have some extra time to spend with family and friends or to just take time out for themselves every once in a while.
Does your valued pet sitter suffer from aches and pains associated with walking your hyperactive dog each day? Dogs can easily pull on their dog lead and cause damage to arms, shoulders and the back, especially if they are stronger than the pet sitter. Let your pet sitter know that you value their services by offering them a gift voucher for a one day spa treatment where they can receive massages and indulge in a day of pure relaxation. When they return to work, they will feel more rejuvenated and ready for Rover’s next walk.
A great gift for pet sitters is a hamper full of toiletries and goodies. Choose fragrances, lotions and shower gels that complement fragrances that your pet sitter has expressed a preference for. This is when it is a good idea to listen to your pet sitter. If in doubt, inquire about what perfumes or colognes they like to wear and what they are allergic to. That way, when the time comes, you will choose a toiletry hamper that will be appreciated rather than accepted grudgingly.
These are just some ways to show appreciation for a hard working pet sitter. It is not easy to care for someone else’s pets full-time. But it can be a very rewarding job. Show your pet sitter that you care by giving them a gift that they will like.