Are you ready for Spring Break 2014?  Are you looking for a Pet Sitter?

Don’t Let Spring Break Go To The Dogs! After months of being stuck inside during the cold winter, millions of people will pack up their bathing suits and sunscreen to revel in the week long tradition of Spring Break. While you’re off having the time of your life, it’s important to make sure your pets are having just as much fun.

Moxie’s Pet Service, South Austin’s Professional Pet Sitting and Dog Walking service, is devoted to the safety and comfort of pets. Professional pet sitter, Tamara Dailey, has provided the following tips to keep your pets safe and happy this Spring Break.

Home Alone

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It is never alright to leave your pet home alone while you are on vacation without someone to care for them. Making sure the house is at the proper temperature and leaving extra food and water out is not the only answer. There are a countless number of things that can go wrong under this scenario – all of which will make for a very stress-filled vacation.

Find a Reliable Pet Sitter

While friends and family members can certainly be trustworthy, pet sitting isn’t their profession and chances are they won’t put as much effort into the care that you’d like or immediately know what to do in case of an emergency. You should look for someone who considers this a business opportunity, not a favor. Look for a professional sitter who can provide references and is fully certified and insured.

Meet-and-Greet

Before you leave on vacation, make sure to meet with the Austin pet sitter so you can introduce them to your pets and see how everyone interacts. The visit also gives you a chance to familiarize the sitter with your home and personal preferences.

Establish a Procedure

It is important to familiarize the pet sitter with your pets’ daily routine. Make sure the sitter is available to feed and walk them at their normal times and will keep to your requested schedule. This will help ensure your pets don’t experience separation anxiety.