Here are our top tips for choosing your ideal sitter.
- Create a detailed listing
The first step is to create a clear listing so that when sitters apply, you know they feel they can meet your expectations.
- Read and consider all of your applications
Look for signs that the sitter has taken the time to read your listing. For example, they might mention your pets by name or give more detail on why they have the right experience.
- Have a look at sitters' profiles
Always check a potential candidate's profile. Here, you can read reviews and references from other pet owners, see if they are verified and check all the details they have provided.
- Ask for more information
Don’t be afraid to ask questions or to request follow ups on references from a potential sitter. The more information you have, the more confident you can be that they are the right match for you.
- Meet or video call in advance
Once you have whittled down your applications, we recommend that you either meet your preferred sitter or have a video call. This helps you to build a connection ahead of the sit and is a chance for everyone to check they are happy with the arrangements.
- Finally, get back in touch with everyone who applied
Even if you’ve decided not to go ahead with a sitter, it’s really important to let them know, so they can continue their search for a sit.