A few weeks ago I had a very sick cat – multiple meds, multiple times a day kind of sick. So when I had to leave town for a weekend, I couldn’t just ask a friend to watch her. This was a job for a pro.
But I’d never hired a cat sitter before, and neither had anyone I knew. So I started a blind search for someone I could trust to handle my fiesty feline’s medical needs. Luckily, my search led me to Amy Frankwick of Reigning Pets Northwest. The first thing Amy did when I met her was show me her American Red Cross Pet First Aid certification card (among a slew of other amazing accreditations).
I knew she was the one.
And I was right. I’ll spare you the gross details about ear goo and cat puke and just say that I had a worry-free weekend away, and we all lived happily ever after.
The moral of the story: If you’re hiring a pet sitter, ask to see their Pet First Aid certification. It’s a good indicator that they’ll be able to handle whatever emergencies happen while you’re away.