NATIONAL (NEWS CENTER 23) — For many of us, we take the time off and travel for the holidays to visit family and friends.
What happens if you can't take your pet along on your journey?
In today's Angie's list report, how a pet sitter can help.
"In a recent Angie's' list 80 percent of the respondents have pets in their family and it can be a big decision who is going to care for your pet when you are traveling. Are you going to board your pet or have a pet sitter? The nice thing about a pet sitter is that your pet gets to stay in their own environment. Also, you get someone who is checking in on your house for security reasons and in case something goes wrong like a busted pipe."
Most professional sitters charge between 15$ and 50$ per visit, depending on the distance traveld, length of the visit, and duties required.
"When hiring a pet sitter, first and foremost you want to know how they get along with your pet. Have them over to your home. Watch them interact with your pet and see how they do. Also because they are going to be in your home and you're trusting your pet with them, you want to make sure they are reputable so be sure you are interviewing the person that is going to be taking care of your pet and also be sure they are insured and bonded."