If you are a caring and considerate pet lover who enjoys to travel and meet like-minded people, then it is likely that you will be successful in securing suitable opportunities, and as a result house and pet sitting experience is not a requirement to become a member of TrustedHousesitters.
We encourage all our members to complete their sitter profile in detail and share insights into the relevant skills, personality traits, and expertise that will help them fulfill the owner’s requirements.
If you've owned pets before then you'll understand how precious a pet is to their owner, being a previous pet parent is great experience to have - if you've grown up with pets or even if you love pets but have not had the opportunity to be a pet parent then showing your love of pets within your profile will help too.
Many of us have either rented or owned property - and as a result have experience of looking after homes - house sitting is more about being responsible and having a maturity to handle situations that would come up for anyone living in their own homes.
Our Trust & Safety Verification features are designed to help all sitters, especially those just starting out, to demonstrate that their identity has been externally verified by a world-leading provider (this includes an external character reference too). References are also one of many features that help all sitters build their trust profile to secure house and pet sitting opportunities.