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As Pet Sitters we spend our days doing something others only dream of…enjoying our work and caring for animals. Now YOU can too!

The Pet Sitting Life guides you from those first moments when thoughts of pet sitting first enter your mind…to your first interaction with clients and those very important first pet sits and beyond. Most of all… we help you build a relationship with the animals you’ll come to know and love.

Let’s get started!

Are you ready to be a pet sitter?

Are You Ready?

Before you start your pet sitting business…let’s see if you’re ready for the job! Our two “Are You Ready to be a Pet Sitter” articles give you an overview of what to expect.

Getting Started with the Business of Pet Sitting

Start by Naming Your Pet Sitting Business…then learn about schedules, first phone calls, and meet-and-greets from the Business tab of our Business Skills for Pet Sitters page.

On the Job as a Pet Sitter

Learn how to handle First Pet Sits, Working with Nervous Dogs, and a few of the things that happen every day on the job. Read all these and more in our “On the Job” section.


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Cat Sitting Visits

Cats can be wary during your first cat sitting visit to their home. The kitty who sat in your lap during the meet-and-greet might be in hiding, hissing at you from across the room (or at your leg), or purring and all set to show you exactly where her food and litter... read more
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