This form will help your house sitter know your pet(s) a little better before they arrive at your home and will also be a very helpful reference. Owners sometimes forget helpful information because it’s all too familiar the aim of this form is to act as a reminder to the unfamiliar.
Type of Pet(s)
Spayed/Neutered? Microchipped? Insured?
Is your pet a rescue?
Does your pet live indoors/out or both? (cats)
Contact details for friend/family member who knows your pet well
Contact details for alternative care in case of an emergency
Emergency Care Facility
Do you have an account/Credit Card registered with your veterinarian?
Is your pet up to date with vaccinations/worming
Is your pet on any flea and tick prevention? _
Does your pet have any old injuries or medical concerns?
List all medications and times of day given:
Does your pet have any allergies?
If yes, explain:
Does your pet have a sensitive stomach towards any food or treats?
Does your pet have any skin problems?
How does your pet behave when being transported or at the vets?
Eating Habits and Feeding Instructions
Type of food Amount Given Time of Day
Frequency Special Dietary Instructions
Does your pet have a weight problem? _
Do you allow feeding from the “table”? Can you leave food unattended?
Do you feed your pet human food? Snacks and treats?
Is your pet a picky eater?
Food Possessive? Grazer? Woofer?
Is your pet house trained? Uses litter tray? Puppy Pads?
Obeys toilet command? Must ask, eats poo?
How frequently do you change the litter in-tray?
Pet Personality Profile
Describe your pet’s personality. Happy? Sad,? Nervous? Highly strung? Laid Back? Aloof? Needy?
Is your pet well socialized?
Has your pet ever bitten a person?
If yes, please explain:
Has your pet ever bitten another dog or cat?
If yes, please explain:
Is your pet toy aggressive?
Is your pet collar aggressive?
Are there any areas of your pet’s body that he/she does not like to be touched?
Is your pet scared of thunderstorms/fireworks?
Is there any type of person (Children, men, etc.) that your pet routinely fears or dislikes?
For Dog Owners Only
Describe your pets energy levels? High? Med? Couch potato?
Pets Exercise regime?
Any Exercise restrictions?
Does your dog pull on the leash? Do you use a harness/gentle walker?
Has your dog had any obedience training? Give details
Would you like your sitter to continue any training? Give details
Has your dog ever jumped a fence or barrier?
Is your dog an escape artist?
Is there any type of dog (breed, male/female small, big, etc.) that your dog seems to have a problem with?
When on/off leash how does your dog react to cats/birds/squirrels/horses/cars/motorbikes and anything that moves suddenly or quickly?
Does your dog travel well in a car?
Is your dog a barker? If yes please explain
Does your dog chew/steal items?
Play and Interaction
Does your pet play with toys? What does he/she like to play?
Where does your pet sleep?
there any areas of the house where your pets aren’t allowed? Rooms, furniture etc.
The maximum amount of time your pet can be left alone?
Do you leave the TV/Radio on when you go out?
Does your pet react to the TV/Music?
Does your pet get professionally groomed? How often?
Home or Pet Parlor?
Special grooming products? List and explain
Daily grooming regime?
Any Ear/Eye problems? Explain care and prevention
Claw Care? Anal Glands?
Is there anything that you think your sitter should know that would help him/her better take care of your pet? (Special instructions)
One extremely sensitive subject is that concerning your wishes and instructions for your pet in the case of a life-threatening emergency, fortunately, communications are such that no one need be out of touch for very long but should the unthinkable happen, which is VERY unlikely your veterinarian, close friend or family member should be completely familiar with your wishes. Who do you want to be contacted: