5 Tips On Writing Effective Pet Sitting Instructions

  • 20/03/2019

Writing instructions for your pet sitter may not seem like a big deal. After all, all you have to do is write down where the food is and what your phone number is. But, there is much more to it. You need to write so many things down.

At first, you won’t remember everything but once you leave your pet you’ll start remembering things one by one and regretting not writing everything down. To avoid this, it’s much better to be extensive in your writing than to be brief.

However, you should also make sure that you haven’t bored the pet sitter. Just be clear and precise.

Here are some more tips on writing the perfect pet sitting instructions:

Include contact information

This is the most important part of the pet sitting instructions. The pet sitter needs to know your phone numbers - any alternatives are welcome too. They also need to know the phone number of the first neighbour or someone from your family who lives close by in case they need any help or information.

Then, they should know the vet’s phone number and phone numbers of other people with pets which often hang out with your pet.

“They key is to keep the pet sitter informed. They need to know who they can reach if they need help or if your pet needs anything. This is the best way to keep your pet safe and comfortable during your vacation,” says Jenny Rogers, writer at BoomEssays and Essayroo.

Write down where the most important things are

The most important things that the pet sitter should know are closely related to your pet. What is his favourite food? What does he like to do? Where does he like to walk? What‘s his behaviour like with different groups of people?

There are many things that your pet sitter should know - you have to help them get to know your pet and allow them to learn.

Write down the locations of your food, various toys, blankets, cleaners and so on.

“This is an important part because it will make your pet more comfortable if the pet sitter knows where things are,” says Anna Snow, writer at Australianreviewer.com.

The pet's schedules

The pet sitter should be aware of your pet’s schedules. They should know when to walk them, feed them, play with them and so on. They should also be aware of any upcoming doctor’s appointments, events or anything similar that the pet has to go to.

Make sure that this is very clear so that they don’t miss anything while you’re away. Especially when it comes to doctor’s appointments.

Write about medications, toxic food and brands they use

You should also write down information about any medication that they need to take and how much exactly as well as at what intervals. Write down information about foods your pet needs to avoid or any food that makes your pet feel bad. You can even create a feeding schedule. All of this will help your pet stay safe and comfortable while you’re away. It will also provide the pet sitter with clarity on what they need to do in order to make your pet happy and satisfied.

Other, miscellaneous data

So, once you’ve written all of the important data first, your next step should be writing about all of those small things that happen during the day, small likes and dislikes of your dog. If there is any particular neighbour that they dislike a lot at or that little girl that they like. Where is their favourite place in the park? Does your mom bring over food for them sometimes?

Your pet sitter will have a much easier time if you are detailed in your info.

Leaving your pet with someone is hard but with good instruction from you, your pet sitter can take excellent care of your pet.

Chloe Bennet is a content proofreader at State Of Writing and Revieweal. There she manages a team of remote workers and helps with blog management. Also, Chloe is a book editor at Essay Services website.

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