What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
It is important to know who you are hiring. If you are hiring a private party (individual business owner) run a background check on them. The cost is only $10-25 and worth the money. At Dogs On The Run, I do all the reference checking, background checks, and make sure that all our pet care professionals have at least a 2 million dollar insurance policy. Go through a larger organization that knows what they are doing.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Being a Pet Care Professional is a hard job. People often think it's easy, but really its a lot of responsibilty. Our sucess depends on being reliable, honest, available and hardworking. What I would like people to know is that we do our best to try not to make mistakes, but sometimes things are out of our control.