The free consultation (a.k.a. meeting your pets) is an important part of arranging pet sitting services. Imagine how frightened your pet might feel being left alone and seeing a stranger enter the home and approach them. They were not privy to your phone conversations with the pet
sitter. This fear could lead to unexpected aggression or behavior issues like accidents or not eating.
Cats are no exception. While some of them may hide from the pet sitter during the consultation, they will come out and sniff around after that person leaves. They will "remember" these scents when your pet sitter visits to care for them. This familiarity will reduce their fear when the pet sitter arrives and they may eventually come out of hiding during visits.
Hi! I'm Joanne, the owner/operator of Brewster's Buddies. Brewster's blog is the place where I share information on pet care and behavior or address issues I come across daily in my business. Enjoy and hope you find it helpful!