Going away, even if it’s for a relatively short period of time, can bring on a mix of emotions. You’ll naturally be excited about your trip, but no doubt there are plenty of things to think about before you leave. The worry of leaving your home empty is no doubt something that will have crossed your mind.
The ideal choice is to have someone you know staying over whilst you’re away, but this isn’t always a practical option, so what else can you do to secure your home when you’re not there?
Get your security in place
Well, even if you can’t have someone staying there permanently whilst the house is vacant, it is still a good idea to have somebody regularly checking the property to make sure there hasn’t been any intrusion. Also this can make it appear lived in. Simple acts like removing piled up post from the doorway, opening and closing curtains daily and turning on lights and radios periodically will make it look like someone is home.
Also, another idea is to leave your pets at the house. Dogs are a great deterrent to any unwanted intruders, even if your dog is the friendliest pooch, burglars tend to think twice if they know there’s a dog in the house. Of course, you can’t just leave your dog unattended for an extended period of time, it would not only be animal cruelty, but would be very messy on your return too. However, hiring a pet sitter to look after your animals whilst you’re not there can help to solve two problems.
The perfect solution to pet owner’s worries
Firstly, your pets get to stay in their own home in familiar surroundings whilst you’re away. Putting your dog or cat in a boarding kennels can not only be expensive, but is highly stressful for most animals, causing unnecessary stress and anxiety on top of you being absent. By leaving them in their own home you can at least eliminate some of the stress associated with you not being there.
Secondly, having a pet sitter means your animals are well cared for, regularly fed, exercised and fussed, and your house will have someone in it to make it looked lived in too. Pet sitting services range from daily pop-ins to a complete stay-over service, so depending on how independent your pets are, you can decide on what’s best for you.
For more information on pet sitting services simply get in touch with us today and find out how we can help keep your home secure and keep your pets happy too.