5. Check references
Ask the sitter to provide the names of a few references and make sure you follow up on at least two references. Once you’re satisfied that the sitter is competent, your next step should be to confirm that the sitter has the appropriate license and insurance as outlined by your local regulations.
Ask the sitter to provide a contract outlining the total cost and the services provided. Finally, make sure there’s sufficient food for your pet and keep the medical records within easy access.