Pet sitter checklist

9 December 2020
Darryl Brown
cat sitter checklist

Checklists are a great way to make sure we don’t forget anything important. They might feel like something only a newbie needs but IMHO it’s too easy to forget things when we’re busy.

Here is my checklist for looking after pets in their own home.

  1. Put on disposable gloves.
  2. Knock front door to make sure there is no one at home.
  3. Turn burglar alarm off.
  4. Say hello to the cats.
  5. Give medication.
  6. Wash food bowls and water bowls.
  7. Clean area with anti-bac spray.
  8. Put down clean water.
  9. Put down wet food.
  10. Put down dry food.
  11. Clean litter trays and surrounding areas. Put dirty litter in a bag to go in the dustbin.
  12. Play with cats. Give treats. Use toys. Some cats like a lot of fuss. Others just look and carry on eating. Don’t feel guilty if a cat doesn’t want to play. You can make up for it next time.
  13. Take pictures.
  14. Do any “extras” (as per customers instructions): close curtains, turn lights on etc.
  15. Read appointment notes. Check nothing has been missed.
  16. Check keys BEFORE opening the door. Don’t lock yourself out.
  17. Final check the house is secure before leaving.
  18. Lock up.
  19. Double-check the door is locked.
  20. Put dirty litter bag in the dustbin.
  21. Mark appointment as complete.


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