Want to spend the weekend out of town, but you are worried about your cat? You are probably considering hiring a cat sitter, and that's pretty much the best choice you have. Yet, to ensure that your little pal is properly taken care of, you need to find a trustworthy sitter. There are a couple of things to consider and keep in mind, here at Tailster we have come up with what the process of finding a trustworthy cat sitter should look like.

Online Communication

The first step towards finding a great cat sitter is to go through the different applications and the profiles of the available cat sitters. Make sure to look for someone who you can trust. Have a look on Tailster for the cat sitters in your local area. Make note of their experience. Have they worked with pets before? Do they have an education or certification in pet caring? If not, have they been sitting cats before or is this their first gig? Do they have some reviews from former employers? What do their clients have to say for them? These are all things to take into account when making your initial choice of a cat sitter. Nevertheless, don't stop at one. Instead pick a few candidates from the bunch and make sure to perform meet and greets to ensure you're both happy with the arrangements. 

The Cat Sitter Interview Process

Your cat sitter should be found near your location and be available during the time at which you will be away. Tailster shows you exactly how many miles away the carers are. During the meet and greet, make sure to take a note of a few things. First and foremost, the perfect candidate would be calm and sensitive towards your pet. You need to like them. However, make sure to also see how your pet responds to the sitter. If your cat doesn't like your choice, you should pick another candidate. Still feeling nervous? Tailster insurance gives you the peace of mind that if there are any problems whilst you are away, you will always be covered and our customer service team are on hand to help!

Run a Background Check

Last, but not least, running a short background check won't harm anyone. Social media has made it easier for people to learn more about their particular candidates. Plus, if your cat sitter is a professional, they will most likely have reviews from past clients that you can check out. Tailster customers are always encouraged to leave a review after care so check those out on the carers profile. And of course, don't forget that consistency is key. Once you are set on using one particular cat sitter, if they are reliable and you are happy with their service, hire them again. This will help both you and your pet to feel comfortable and relaxed, getting used to the same sitter each time.