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Discussion in 'Pet News' started by MicleThomson, Apr 8, 2011.


  1. MicleThomson

    MicleThomson Banned

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    Hello,
    I want to know whether one should hire a stranger to take care of the pets while someone is on vacation. You can feel free to comment or suggest your views.

    Thanks
    Micle Thomson
     
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  2. Dulally

    Dulally PetForums Junior

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    Hi there!

    :thumbdown: Everything in me cries NO! :( Would the stranger have access to your house and valuables let alone a defenceless animal? Would you able to do a check on the stranger? Why not network amongst yur friends?

    Or advertise locally and see what happens, if none of your friends or rlatives can help?

    Good luck :)
     
  3. louweasel

    louweasel PetForums Newbie

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    Hi i,m a vet nurse thats petsits in my spare time. Really you should make sure the person is police checked and has insurance.
    If you speak to your local vets they probably have nurses too that petsit or can recommend someone to you.
     
  4. jetsmum

    jetsmum PetForums VIP

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    Ditto what the others have said.
     
  5. Lulus mum

    Lulus mum PetForums VIP

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    Completely agree with other posts.

    Would NEVER leave my pets with a stranger-
    on therare occasion that they have been left with 1 of our children( they are both in their 30s)to take care of them we have worried and rung home every day.
    Would never forgive myself if something had happened when a stranger was looking after them
    Maureen
     
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  6. mugatea

    mugatea PetForums Newbie

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    I'm a dog walker/pet sitter and to all my clients I'm a stranger to begin with, I think if you research who you are getting well enough you'll be ok. Getting recommendations for a local established pet sitter shouldn't be hard.

    Google maps is a good place to find local pet services. Most will have links to their websites and which can help you judge.
     
  7. springerpete

    springerpete PetForums VIP

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    No. We take our dogs with us. ( They wouldn't take a blind bit of notice of a stranger anyway. )
     
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