By Jessica Brody creator of OurBestFriends.pet
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Questions Seniors Should Ask Potential Dog Walkers
Around 65 percent of households in the United States own a pet, as per the 2016 survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). Out of these, approximately 37 to 47 percent of households own dogs. Many seniors own dogs, which is great, because they can help combat loneliness and depression (and the issues that can stem from those).
Walking your dog(s) daily is an absolute must if you want them to be physically and mentally fit. As you keep getting older, however, it becomes difficult for you to take care of all the needs of your pets. If it has become stressful for you to take your dog for a walk, you may just have to hire a dog walker.
Pets are more like your children. Therefore, it becomes vital that you choose a dog walker just as you would choose a babysitter. Do not take anyone at their word; you need a dog walker that is experienced and capable enough to take care of your dogs. Some of the questions that you should ask potential dog walkers include:
It is crucial that you find a dog walker that is a perfect fit for your dog. After all, your dog deserves all the happiness and comfort he/she can get.
About the Author:
Jessica Brody, a certified dog lover, is the creator of OurBestFriends.pet. She lives in Dallas, Texas with her loving family (which includes 2 dachshunds and a black lab).