If you can’t decide whether your sitter should stay with your cat 24/7 or do scheduled, drop-in visits, Delaney suggests discussing it with the sitter, providing specifics on your cat’s care. “Use the sitter as a resource/tool,” she says. “They will be happy to provide suggestions, guidance, etc.”
“Use the sitter as a resource/tool…”
Make sure everything is in order
Now that you’ve found the perfect sitter for your cat, you’ll want to make sure everything is in place for your sitter to have successful visits. Remember to check that you have more than enough food and that whatever your litter box routine is, everything is set to go. If your cat requires any medication, it would be smart to measure out the doses if possible.
As much as you might like them to, your feline friends can’t go everywhere with you. But that doesn’t mean you can’t take a nice vacation every now and then. Hiring a pet sitter when you do go away will be great for both you and your cat; they get to stay home in a familiar environment, and you can enjoy your vacation knowing your cat is safe and sound.