Before you turn over your home keys to the San Antonio pet sitting company, you want to make sure that you have done your best to choose the most professional pet sitting agency in the whole of San Antonio.
However, for those who are going through this process for the first time, may not be aware of the potential yet unnoticeable pitfalls in the San Antonio pet sitting hiring process. We go the stereotypical way to hire a pet sitting agency and come to conclusions that we did our best.
Here are some red signals in the hiring process that can give you a clue of potential failures:
Interview turn up time – If your San Antonio pet sitting agency cannot turn up on time for an interview, do you really think they are trustworthy? Probably not! Of course, reasons like traffic, unexpected emergencies and the sorts do come up, but the sitter should have the responsibility to call you up and let you know about it. If your San Antonio pet sitting agency does not turn up on time, they are not responsible enough to take care of your pet.
Don’t like pet - When you interview your pet sitter, make sure you notice how comfortable they are with your pet. Nervousness, apathy or indifference is the biggest signs of an unprofessional pet sitter. However, if your pet sitter takes to effort to come to your puppy’s level for an energetic hello – you’ve got the right person. She if your pet too is comfortable around the stranger and if they are gelling well. This is a crucial step in hiring, since you don’t want to end up somebody who doesn’t like pets to take care of your dog.
Silence - if you do all the chatting during the interview, you will never be able to find out if you are hiring a good pet sitter or not. Take a step back and analyze if the other person is also contributing to your conversation. If you notice silence, there can be three reasons – shyness, unprepared or don’t like the job. All of these are bad signals. If your pet sitter cannot prepare for an interview, how can you expect them to be prepared to take up the responsibility of the job?
References - Yet another very important thing to look forward in a San Antonio pet sitting agency or an individual pet sitter is their references. Every pet sitter should have a list of references they can give you, since that’s the only way for you to know the opinion of their other clients. You should be able to reach out your pet sitter’s references and ask their opinion on the professionalism of the San Antonio pet sitting agency or the individual pet sitter you might be planning to hire.
Response - last but not the least, if your pet sitter is late in responding to your calls, signing documents and responding to your requirements, it only means that they are too forgetful, careless and irresponsible.