Pet 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.
- Put on disposable gloves.
- Knock front door to make sure there is no one at home.
- Turn burglar alarm off.
- Say hello to the cats.
- Give medication.
- Wash food bowls and water bowls.
- Clean area with anti-bac spray.
- Put down clean water.
- Put down wet food.
- Put down dry food.
- Clean litter trays and surrounding areas. Put dirty litter in a bag to go in the dustbin.
- 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.
- Take pictures.
- Do any “extras” (as per customers instructions): close curtains, turn lights on etc.
- Read appointment notes. Check nothing has been missed.
- Check keys BEFORE opening the door. Don’t lock yourself out.
- Final check the house is secure before leaving.
- Lock up.
- Double-check the door is locked.
- Put dirty litter bag in the dustbin.
- Mark appointment as complete.
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