The first step in finding a house sitter is to register as a member of TrustedHousesitters and create a listing to advertise the requirements of your sit. During the registration process you will be prompted to complete your listing which you can edit easily, at any time throughout your membership.
Once your listing has been approved by our Customer Care team (this can take up to 12 hours), it will be sent to all TrustedHousesitters members who have expressed an interest in securing a sit within your region; it will also appear in relevant searches on our website.
At this time you will start to receive inquires from sitters interested in the opportunity to temporarily step into your shoes. Read their inquiries and attached house sitter profiles to narrow down suitable applicants. You can also use the search facility on our website to reach out to sitters you feel would suit the opportunity you are offering.
There is an annual membership fee which gives you access to all the registered sitters - and which enables you to find a sitter, who will sit for free, every time you go away and for any length of time. The cost of joining TrustedHousesitters to find a sitter costs little more than a couple of night's cost at a pet boarding facility or paying for 1-2 nights with a pet sitter who charges.
Keep in mind the qualities you are looking for in your ideal sitter and be sure to take the time to talk through the aspects of your sit with suitable candidates to determine whether their expectations match the opportunity you are offering. Ask sitters to provide contact details for references, read any reviews attached to their profile, consider their level of verification, and make your choice based on who you feel is best suited to step into your shoes whilst you’re away.
Our new industry-leading trust and safety features are designed to help sitters demonstrate at a glance, that they are a trusted house and pet sitter. A sitter will display their level of verification on their profile, and will be verified to a basic, standard or enhanced level. We’ve teamed up with a world-leading background-check provider to offer house and pet sitters a full, certified criminal background check as part of the enhanced level of verification.