While there are no specific qualifications needed to become a sitter, there are many different kinds of experiences and qualities that can make you a great sitter.
Owners are looking for someone who will lovingly care for their home and pets as if they were their own. So, if you have had pets of your own or have looked after someone else’s pets, that’s a perfect place to start. Experience of owning or renting a home and maintaining a garden will also help give owners the reassurance that you will keep things running smoothly.
When you are first starting out with TrustedHousesitters, you can also use our verification features to give owners added peace of mind. This includes getting a reference from someone who knows you and has seen you hold a position of responsibility - such as a colleague, landlord or family member. You can also get a full criminal background check.
Even if you haven’t had any direct experience of house and pet sitting, thinking about how you can show an owner that you’re a caring and considerate pet lover will soon get you on the road to success!