I understand your concerns and I think cameras, especially ring cameras are more common now as new technology progresses.
If you use the spyglass there have been a few conversations about cameras in the home before.
THS Terms and Conditions state that there are not allowed to be any internal recording devices or cameras.
So hopefully that is reassuring that owners will not see you in the home and I 100% agree that I would not want owners seeing me in my PJs for example!
Here is an excerpt that covers external cameras and ring cameras:
We do allow devices fitted to the exterior of the property or doorbell that monitor the security of the outside areas such as the porch, driveway and garden.
However, all devices must be disclosed to a sitter before a sit starts, and a pet parent must display this information on their listing as well as their Welcome Guide.
If monitoring equipment is not detailed on a listing, we would still encourage sitters to ask about it anyway to have an open conversation.
We have done several sits where there have been ring cameras and there have been no issues or mention of the owner ever checking them and if they did then we were unaware and all must have been okay. Maybe that’s just our experience and we would not like to feel checked up on either and would hope any issues the owner would discuss them with us to see what happened.
However, owners might be looking at cameras for any number of reasons, to see security, parcels being left etc, so it might not be checking up on you specifically or might spot something in the process of checking them for something else. I do not own one so just thinking of all of the reasons.
Our neighbours across the street asked us to pop in one evening and feed their dog and would leave the key under the door mat, well we did not realise that there were two mats on top of each other and the key was neatly sandwiched between the two.
We were there for quite a few minutes until we worked it out, but in that timeframe, our neighbours were alerted to the door camera going off for so long and we all had a good laugh the next day when they returned and could hear me and my husband going back and forth trying to find the key and me making cooing noises to the dog who was the other side of the door and obviously keen for us to get in and feed him.
I would always suggest discussing any external cameras with the owners at the application stage and maybe asking if they are monitored. One owner told us that they have not checked their cameras for years as it was such a safe area and only really had them in case something happened like a break-in, which was very unlikely.
Other members might have feedback about leaving information in the review, but it should be transparent that owners have external cameras before you agree to sit and you do not have to choose a sit with external cameras if you have any concerns.
I grew up where no one ever had external cameras unless it was a business, so I guess the world is changing in that respect and it did take me a while to adjust to being in more private spaces with them. Especially now I have heard myself doing ‘baby talk’ to a dog on a ring cam!