Pet sitters are often licensed and insured for liability including care, custody, and control of the pets in their care. Pet sitters usually have training, such as pet first aid certification, animal husbandry classes, or pet sitting authorization. A number of professional organizations exist to help pet sitters improve their services in Pittsburgh.
Disabled clients and the elderly often hire pet sitters to exercise and care for their pets if they are unable to do so like taking them for a walk or exercising them. Pet sitters are generally not protected from injury to themselves by regular pet sitting liability coverage. In Pittsburgh pet sitter services liability insurance usually covers injury to other people and other pets.