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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Gage

The Secret to Finding the Best Pet Sitting Services in Asheville

Searching for a trustworthy pet sitter to care for your beloved fur babies? Look no further! Keep reading, and you're guaranteed to find the best pet sitting services in Asheville, N.C.!

Pet owners everywhere are turning to pet sitting services for help with their furry friends, but not all pet sitting services are created equally. That’s why it’s important to do your research before committing to one! With so many people moving to Asheville these days, we felt it’s a good time to shed insight on how to find the best professional pet sitting services in the area!

Research Online Reviews.

Online reviews can be great resources when it comes to finding the best pet sitting services in your area! Check out social media platforms, as well as websites dedicated to pet sitting services offered in your neighborhood. Sites like or, for example. Read what other pet owners think about their experiences. You’ll get a better idea of which companies you should consider, and which ones you may want to avoid altogether. If the overall tone of reviews gives a negative connotation, chances are you aren’t going to have a great experience with that company. Your animals deserve to be in good care during your absence, and here at WNC Pet Care we will love them as if they were our very own!

HELPFUL TIP: If you hire a company and are pleased with the services they provide your furmily, be sure to leave them a review online! There’s no better way to show a local,

small business some love than to spread the word publicly!

Use Professional Pet Sitting Services Listings.

An easy way to get started with your search is to use a professional pet sitting services listing. These lists make it easy to browse sitters that are available in your area, and you can also read reviews and compare different providers. Make sure the list allows you to filter for specific pet care needs, such as pet walking or overnight stays. It’s always helpful to ask friends or family members who have used pet sitting services in the past for recommendations, too!

Hiring a professional is recommended, because you have less risks involved. For example, here at WNC Pet Care we are bonded and insured. This means you have extra peace of mind while you are away. Should an error occur, our mistake won’t leave you with someone else’s mess to clean up! You would be surprised the companies that do not carry insurance- some of the big time entities have absolutely zero coverage. Do you really want to hire a company that is not bonded or insured? Sounds like an accident waiting to happen!

We also provide visit reports, which include GPS and pictures of your animals, through an app that you will love! No sleep lost for you, because you won’t have to worry if Cleo had her meal and medication tonight. You’ll be able to see for yourself that she was truly tended to!

Check Professional Organizations and Accreditations.

Many pet sitting services are members of professional organizations or hold industry-specific accreditation. These credentials provide additional peace of mind that you’re entrusting your companion to an experienced, trained and knowledgeable caretaker. Ask pet sitting services to demonstrate their qualifications, such as animal behavior and training certifications. The owner of WNC Pet Care was a veterinary technician before she opened the business, so she has a plethora of knowledge in the field of our furry friends. We even offer medication & subcutaneous fluid administrations on visits if needed! Just a few of the many perks that come when you hire us!

WNC Pet Care is licensed to do business in the state of North Carolina. We are an LLC, and not only that- our team has all been CPR/ Pet Certified by the American Red Cross.

Not to brag, but there’s more when you allow us the honor of caring for your pets! We are also proud members of the following:

Pet Sitter’s International: the world’s leading educational organization for professional pet sitters since 1994. Learn more about this organization at .

National Association of Professional Pet Sitters: the ONLY national non-profit organization for professional pet sitters. Learn more about this non-profit organization at .

Asheville Area Professional Pet Sitters Association: a non-profit group of independently owned pet sitting services; a business referral network providing pet owners of Buncombe County, N.C. with high quality pet care providers for in home pet care. Learn more about this network at .

Did you know we were voted the #1 Pet Sitting Service in Asheville by The Best of the Mountain Express in 2022??!!

Schedule a Meeting Before Booking a Service.

When it comes to finding the best pet sitting service for your furry friend, it’s always a good idea to meet with the sitter in person before booking their services. Ask the sitter about their background, experience and what kind of qualifications they have. It’s also important to find out how comfortable they are with different pet breeds and ages, as well as what other services they provide such as dog walking.

When you book with WNC Pet Care, we will schedule a "Meet & Greet" with one of our administrative associates. This allows us to ensure we are a good fit for your furmily, and it also gives you a feel for what to expect from our team while we care for them.

There’s a reason we were voted #1 last year! If you are still in search of care for your pets, I’m sure after you read this you will be ready to reach out to us about booking our services. Visit our website at for more information!


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