4. Schedule an interview where your pet is present
The way your pet relates to the sitter is the key factor that will influence your decision. Some pets take naturally to strangers while others take some time to warm up to a new person. Schedule a meet and greet so you’ll be able to formally introduce your pet to a new potential sitter.
Observe how the sitter responds to your pet; does she take steps to relieve the animal’s fear or anxiety? Does she use the right tone and body language to demonstrate support and comfort? With a little observation, you’ll be able to tell whether the sitter is the right fit for your pet.