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The Pet Sitter Safety Checklist

Tiffany Smith
May 21, 2008

A just-in-case emergency checklist for pet owners.

Do you have a pet care safety plan? Have the families you work for given you emergency contacts? This re-useable, just-in-case checklist for pet sitters and dog walkers will help you keep track of emergency contacts, procedures, and health concerns for all the animals you care for.

Keep a copy on the refrigerator or make sure you have one with you each time you're on the job. If there's an emergency while you're working, this handy checklist will tell you what to do and who to call.

Stay safe!

Pet Care Safety Checklist

Tiffany Smith is the senior associate editor here at Care.com. She has written for All You, Time for Kids and the Boston Globe. And as a former babysitter, she knows a lot about fun games to play with kids. Getting them to eat their veggies -- that’s a different story! Follow her on Twitter at @tiffanyiswrite


The Pet Sitter Safety Checklist is both important and resourceful. I plan on giving my current and future pet parents this so we have the pet information easily obtainable for all of us. Thanks Care.com!!

User in Aurora, IL
July 23, 2012

That's a good idea, just in case! I'm hoping to find a pet care job soon, because I've had no luck so far!! I'm so eager and have been looking a lot. I love dogs and animals!:)

April 17, 2012

Very helpful and important list to hand to customers

March 7, 2012

Very nice resource, put to use pronto !

Feb. 29, 2012

could someone email this to me

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