1. Information about your pet:
This should include key information such as your pet's name, breed, age, weight and any special needs or considerations. Additionally, you will want to make sure that the dog sitter has easy access to photos of your pet so they can identify them in unfamiliar surroundings.
2. A list of your dog’s conditions and medications:
Any health conditions or medications should be clearly noted on the checklist along with the dosages, instructions and expiration dates. This is especially important if your pup takes regular medication or is prone to any allergies.
3. Emergency information:
Dog parents must ensure that their sitter is aware of any emergency contact details in case there is an issue or accident during their stay – this could be a vet, family member or trusted friend who could help if needed.
4. Important contact information:
Make sure that the sitter has all relevant phone numbers for yourself as well as other people you have authorized to pick up your pup in case of emergencies.
5. Precise information about your itinerary:
It is important that the sitter knows exactly when you will be away and when you are due back home so they can plan accordingly – this should include details on travel arrangements, flight times and accommodation details if necessary.
6. Access to all necessary supplies:
The checklist should also cover what sort of food and supplies need to be provided while you are away – these may include toys, treats, bedding, grooming items etc., depending on what your pup requires during their stay with the dog sitter.
7. Keys to a fully-prepared home:
The checklist should also provide easy access to keys for the pet parent’s home (or another agreed location) so that the dog sitter can easily enter and leave without having to worry about security issues during their stay with the pup(s).
8. A list of house rules:
It is important that the pet parent outlines any specific house rules which must be followed by the sitter – this could range from not allowing guests over without prior approval; limiting certain areas; ensuring no smoking indoors; ensuring furniture isn’t damaged; removing shoes at door etc., depending on personal preferences/requirements outlined by the pet parent before departure.
9. An authorization letter or a credit card:
If necessary, it is essential that pet parents provide either an authorization letter (which allows someone else to use a credit card in order for supplies/food/medications etc.), or provide a credit card which can be used by the sitter while they are looking after your beloved pooch(es).
10. Information about visitors:
The final point on this checklist should include instructions regarding visitors – whether it’s okay for family members/friends to come over; how many people are allowed at one time; if there are particular areas which aren’t open for guests etc., so that everyone knows what is expected from them during their visit with your furry buddy(ies).