Please do not leave pets at home unattended during the inspection. This applies to typical pets such as cats and dogs, not birds, lizards, fish, etc that are already in cages or enclosures.  Most people leave for a while to allow us to complete the inspection.  You should crate or take any pets with you for their safety as well as the inspector and any other person attending the inspection.  We are not responsible for animals during the inspection, so leaving notes such as ‘Please do not let the cat out’ is not a good idea.  Our focus is on performing a home inspection and thus, we will be opening doors and going in and out of the home and not watching for pets trying to escape the home.  The home occupant is responsible for the welfare of pets, so please, once again, crate or take pets with you for their well being as well as any person visiting the home.