Another Cancelled Housesit!

Allo @Brigitte! Just curious: Have you been told which vaccine was administered (Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson)? Any secondary effect following the shot?

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Hello @Angela-CommunityManager. I am booked for a housesit in Vancouver next Summer. Have already reserved my flight even though Air Canada has not yet reimbursed me for a cancelled flight at the onset of the pandemic. I am wondering if @TrustedHousesitters has contemplated offering a “Plan-B” for housesitters who get a last minute cancellation: i.e., some type of “priority list” system. I know about the “last minute” flag that appears on a homeowner’s post, but there is no such service for house sitters. It would be nice to have a special tag to identify house sitters who are readily available for a specific location due to a last minute cancellation.

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Zen a great idea and suggestion I will pass on to the product team … it may even be a possibility for sharing here on the Forum, something for discussion.

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Pfizer. Absolutely no secondary effect.

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Thanks Angela! There are so many match-making apps/systems out there, surely, it could be replicated to assist house sitters in securing another sit when needed. I’ve been in this “stranded” situation in the past, while in Florida, and I was lucky enough to be rescued by another member of Trusted Housesitters who put me in direct contact with a homeowner (also a member of THS), who had a last minute need for a house sitter. Grateful for your assistance on this timely topic.

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We both had different vaccines
Am due my otherone soon.
We our both fine

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Ugh I’m sorry. I had this happen recently too and only a few days before the trip. I was going to drive so I didn’t miss out on much/didn’t have anything booked but I thought it was strange I didn’t get an update or an apology other than “trips cancelled, sorry” three days before the trip

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Welcome to the forum @Adoptacentaur these are very uncertain times still, I’m sorry your sit was cancelled.

Thank you for joining and once again welcome this is a great place to share your experiences and we cannot wait to get to know you better, where are you based at the moment please feel free to share your TrustedHousesitters journey. Enjoy the conversations and connecting with members from around the world.

Thank you for being part of our great community.

Angela & The Team

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That is appalling! I’m a HO not a sitter but I wouldn’t dream of not telling a sitter if we had to cancel, it would be the first thing I would do. It never ceases to amaze me how inconsiderate some people can be.

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Is there any consequences for HO who cancel sits without an extremely good reason (outside of COVID times I guess)? I believe I read that Sitters who cancel without good cause, can lose their membership I think, but I’m not sure.

Hi @Kelownagurl each cancellation situation is dealt with by Membership Services on an individual basis, whether sitter or owner, they will look into the circumstances and if a member has broken the Code of Conduct, appropriate action will be taken which could result in the loss of membership.

We know that that life can bring unexpected changes which cannot be avoided and if there is a personal emergency and genuine reason to cancel an arrangement we will help in every way we can, the most important thing is to let Membership Services know the situation as soon as possible.

Cancellations happen rarely but when they do by working together we can make the situation easier for everyone.

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Thanks, that’s good information to know. We were devastated when we had to cancel three sits last May due to the lockdowns but were grateful each of the Home Owners fully understood and all (I think?) had had to cancel their trips anyway. I hope I never have to do that again.

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