Your link is active, and your listing looks wonderful. I see that you already have applicants. If some of those are the ones you will decline, you can do that and it will lower the applicant count. Some people are hesitant to apply for sits, based on a current applicant count, whereas sometimes it not a true reflection of those being considered.
If I’m understanding you correctly, I think you would like to see indicators that show ‘not suitable for children’ and ‘no other pets allowed’. I’ll again tag @Ben-ProductManager so that he’ll be aware of that. If I misunderstood you, please correct me.
I hope you find a good fit for your feline family.
Yes, exactly! I’d love to see those two indicators on the listing!
Waiting for a reply from a potential sitter now!
What a beautiful home and adorable cats
Your listing sounds wonderful.
If I were a sitter I would apply in a heartbeat!
My guess is that this turns ON the family friendly indication but doesn’t actually show the opposite. So if you’d marked yes, family friendly would likely show on your listing. If it’s an optional choice, then I agree that marking no should indicate that it’s NOT family friendly while leaving it blank should do nothing. Or, it should be changed to a selection box rather than a radio button so you either check it to make it family friendly or you leave it empty.
@Suzanne8 @Snowbird thanks for tagging me in the conversation. Thanks for the sit feature suggestions.
As a family of 4 that travels and sits, I always search for ‘Family Friendly’.
We have once taken a sit locally in our home country that wasn’t listed as ‘Family Friendly’ only because my plan was to stay there alone without my children and just travel back and forth each day taking the dog with me during the day. This was all discussed openly with the homeowner and they were the ones that suggested the dog could stay at our home if we preferred or the children were welcome to stay.
I would never assume to change a HO’s mind on us having the children at their home, especially, if they write it in the description. Whenever a HO writes ‘Couple preferred’ or ‘Not suitable for children’ I always honour that decision and never apply for the sit.
I agree. You can check “suitable for children”, but it doesn’t explicitly show when it’s not. My listing always says in the wording that I look for “one or two sitters”. Occasionally I had the polite request from people travelling with children if I would make an exception. I always just turned it down, mentioning the lack of space in my apartment and that my type of pets, bunnies, doesn’t particular enjoy having young children around. I never considered it a big deal, but it would still nice to have a feature that shows the negative answer in a listing as well.
@Snowbird How do I go about embedding my listings(both HO and HS) with my username?
Hi @NOmtnClowns I’ll add Vanessa’s instructions here:
Adding a link to your forum username
I’m not sure if there is capacity to add both sitter and homeowner links. I’ll tag @Therese-Moderator and see if she can help on that point.
I absolutely agree about adding bullets / buttons for suitability for children and outside pets.
This would save search time and frustration for both HO & sitters.
@snowbird @NOmtnClowns There are two options for adding links… either in your profile text description (must be the full url) but also in the website link.
If you look at mine as an example, you’ll see a web link in my profile text, and our THS profile link under website. Hope that helps
@Vanessa-ForumCMgr Thanks Vanessa. I got my HO profile attached. Is there a way to also do my sitter profile too?
Hi @NOmtnClowns … As a combined member you have to go to your THS dashboard and preview your sitter profile to get the alternative url. I’ve now added this link to your forum profile for you, but just go and check in PREFERENCES and PROFILE and change the text to say whatever you’d like it to. Hope that helps All the best.
@Vanessa-ForumCMgr Thank you! I changed it just a bit.
I hoped you would… I just put something there so you could see how it works Have a lovely weekend!
The same goes for the “Use of car included”. Many times there is conflicting information on the posting and unless the HO actually states it in their listing you have to ask. Each of the questions that the HO answers should equate to a bubble on their listing so the sitters knows exactly what is included in case the HO forgets.
I have attached an example I see all the time on listings
That is super annoying. It looks like you found a solution. As a family that travels with our dogs, I scour posts to see if we are a good fit for any post we apply. And super rude to ask for reconsideration. I always thank the host for letting me know why we are not a good fit for the sit.
Currently we are doing a 6 week sit in the mountains of Colorado and are watching 4 huge dogs (St. Bernard, Great Pyrenees, etc) in addition to our 2 little dogs. Quite the circus.
Hi @Just-Like-SnowWhite welcome to our community forum, thank you for joining in the discussion and for sharing this delightful pic from your Colorado sit …
now that is a LOT of dog, not the number but the sizes, adorable all gentle giants I’m sure and well equipped for the CO winter and snow, what about your two “little” ones, how little and is there much of the white stuff at the moment?
Another question, we have a thread about forum “Nicknames” which is just for fun and really fascinating … how did you come by yours Just-Like-SnowWhite? Fascinating Usernames - #13 by Foldor13
Welcome again and we look forward to sharing in more of your THS journey, enjoy connecting with other members and do explore the many other great forum conversations.
Angela and the Team