Having a reliable pet sitter makes it easier to go away and not have to worry about your pets.
My sister is my pet sitter when my husband and I go out of town. She checks on the cats, feeds them, scoops the litter boxes, spends time with them, and brings in the mail. That all takes time out of her day as she comes over at least twice a day.
What has your pet sitter done for you? Write them a handwritten thank you note and leave it on the table to find during their first pet check. Or you can send the note after you’ve returned from your trip.
Even if you are paying the pet sitter, I still recommend a thank you note. Your money has compensated them for their time. Use your words to express your appreciation.
The note can be written as if the pets wrote it or from yourself. Or you can write two notes – one from you and one from the pets.
Pet sitter thank you note examples from the pet
Thank you for feeding us while our human parents are away. We like to eat and have fresh water every day. We also like that you play with us and spend a little time talking to us.
We love it when you watch us. We look forward to the extra treats we get from you! Also, thanks for coming over twice a day to check on us. We normally sleep all day but we like the attention.
I am glad that I don’t have to be boarded while my [pet owner name] is away. I like the walks you take me on and that you spend some time brushing me. And of course, I like eating every day!
Thank you for taking such good care of me. I will try to be a good cat when you give me daily medicine. It’s not so bad but it makes me a little nervous. Thank you in advance for giving me treats afterward!
Pet sitter thank you note examples from the pet owner
Thank you for watching the dogs while we are away. It’s a comfort knowing that they will be looked after and let out on a regular basis. I appreciate your willingness to stay at the house and bring in the mail too.
I am glad that you were once again about to watch my cats while I traveled. I feel like it’s a lot to ask to have you scoop 11 litter boxes twice a day. The cats like to have clean boxes and they are much more likely to use it when the boxes are not full of “clumps”.
We appreciate you for letting out the dogs during the day while we are away. I realize this requires you to get up extra early each morning. The dogs love spending time with you. And it’s great that you take the time to walk them after work. They like routine!
Thank you for letting the dogs stay at your place. They would not do well home alone with us. And they seem to enjoy spending time with your dog. I am glad they all get along okay.
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