Many people do pet sitting as a hobby without a National Police Clearance Check or Pet Sitter Liability insurance, we at Paws N Claws endeavour to ensure you leave on holidays knowing both your home and pets are in our safe, caring, professional and capable hands. Look for a pet sitter who has many years experience caring for all pets and has been in business at least 2 years and has an ABN. This way you know they are not likely to be picking up, packing up and disappearing soon. Not having insurance means if your pet is injured or causes an accident whilst being minded then you the owner will be liable. Ensure your sitter has all services that you require – do you need your pet minded overnight, daily or in the sitter’s home or yours? Will they walk my dog, give medications, clean my cat litter and poop scoop my yard, bring in mail, close blinds, water plants as part of a daily charge or are any of these additional charges? Paws N Claws do all this for a daily pet sit fee! Do they provide a free ‘meet and greet ‘ prior to booking? Ask for testimonials and ask if you can contact these clients direct, easy for people to pop up a testimonial on a page ,talk with the pet sitters’ current clients, I know how happy our clients are so we would be happy for you to do this. Ask to view the National Police Clearance certificate. Look on websites for information advising they have these in place. Do they have a great client referral program in place? We get many repeat clients and many referrals and this is positive proof we are doing the best for your pet.