14 July 2016
14 July 2016,
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
—Josh Billings (humorist and lecturer)
Being a pet sitter in Pretoria allows you to interact with all types of dogs

Being a pet sitter in Pretoria allows you to interact with all types of dogs

There are plenty of benefits being a pet sitter. Pet sitters in Pretoria get to spend their days, or, at least, a great part of their days, around man’s best friend. As a dog owner, there are few things more heart-warming than coming home from a long day at the office and being met with a happy dog and her wagging tail. A dog is always happy to see you and their excitement is infectious.

We have dogs to have companions and to have something to protect us and warn us when trouble is coming. Few people buy a dog without really wanting it, and even those who might not have such a love for a canine will soon find their hearts melted by the puppy eyes and their dog’s exuberance for life. You will rarely see a dog depressed and even when your life is upside down, as Kristan Higgins once said, “When an eighty-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.”

All animals are a blessing, but dogs are the biggest blessing when it comes to a constant friendly companion who knows nothing other than to offer unconditional love. Not all of us are able to be full-time dog owners. But for a dog lover, and a lover of all other animals, becoming a pet sitter in Pretoria is the best way to interact with a loving animal.

The most unexpected but welcome benefits of becoming a pet sitter

Each day is going to be different

You might think dogs have a routine at home but they are really just going to get up to whatever they please. So each day that you are a dog sitter you are going to be keeping up with a pooch whose only agenda is to have fun. All dogs are different, so while some animals might want to lounge around, you might just end up with the most energetic hound. Each pet sitting job you sign up for is going to be providing you with a different experience, and a different personality to have to deal with. When you are pet sitting a dog you are going to have many memories of your time spent with the animal. There is sure to be lots of laughter, happy times and you might even find that part of you has bonded with the pooch. If you do a really stand up job as a pet sitter you might even be asked to come back the next time the owner of the dog needs to go away.

Pet sitters have a very rewarding job

Pet sitters have a very rewarding job

The job is a flexible one

When you are working as a pet sitter, your working hours are going to be a little bit unconventional. This is actually the ideal job for the student who is looking to make a little extra cash. You will normally decide with the owner which hours you would like to work, or are able to work, and you will not have to worry about dealing with anything else but a pooch who wants some company. If working in a job where you have to deal with customers does not appeal to you, then becoming a pet sitter in Pretoria is sure to be the better option. Pet sitting can either be a part-time job or a full-time job and you can decide which services, such as dog walking and grooming, you will be able to provide. Imagine only having to listen to the happy barking of dogs instead of the complaints of customers? Sounds like the ideal job to me!

“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the centre of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.” — Roger Caras

Your pay comes from playing with a dog

Did you know that time with animals, petting them and loving them, is known to relieve stress? Spending your days playing with dogs is going to make you a very happy person and all the while being paid to interact with the dogs really does sound like the ideal way to make some extra cash. Looking after animals can be a bit demanding but it is more rewarding than anything else. There are few people who can say that their job comes with so many benefits. Being able to spend your days outdoors playing with a happy animal, while easing the anxiety of both the dog and his or her owner, is a relaxing way to earn a living. Some dogs suffer from intense anxiety when separated from their owners, so being able to be the person who can cheer the dog up and ease their anxiety is a wonderful feeling.

Pet sitters in Pretoria get to spend their days looking after mans best friend

Pet sitters in Pretoria get to spend their days looking after mans best friend

You get to have a dog without having the long-term commitment

While you might be a lover of dogs, you might not be able to have a dog full time. Perhaps there is no space in your yard to have a dog, or maybe your parents will not let you have a hound of your own. Whatever the reason, your pet sitting will allow you to have that connection with a dog while not actually owning the dog. If you are living a fast paced life or should you just not have time to look after a dog full-time, then having a pet sitting job might be the best option. Pet sitters in Pretoria have all of the benefits of being a pet owner, without actually having to own a pet. It is a good way to connect with a pet and might even help you prepare to one day have your own dog.

At Student Co, we have some of the best pet sitters in Pretoria and we are always on the lookout for the right pet sitters in Pretoria for the job. Have a look at our website to find out more about how you can become a pet sitter.

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