We’re a couple, in our 50’s and 60’s, been together for 13 years, lived together since 2016, trustworthy, reliable, bla bla bla, that’s the life story.
THS’s system only allows one space for one of us to be background checked, I don’t know why, it’s been raised plenty of times before on here. But our insurance covers us to sit via THS as a COUPLE, as they have both of our names on their system, so you have an element of insurance protection.
To give a little extra assurance to an HO, we give both of our LinkedIn profile details, and say we’re happy to video chat in our profile, so HO’s can see we’re both as ‘fantastic’ as our reviews say.
If you are single and you have pets, your pets may be happier with a single sitter (only you know that). If you live alone you can probably think of plenty of other advantages. If you’re female/male your pets may prefer the same.
However, the HUUUUUUGE benefit of a couple is twice as many snuggles, cuddles, hugs.
Pets get twice as much attention, simply because there’s two people.
Practically two people can potentially handle larger dogs or larger quantities of animals easier.
Two people can walk dogs that pull on their leads easier, as they can take it in turns. You may be used to how your dog pulls, but a stranger isn’t.
If you have pets that don’t like to be left alone, two people means that never has to happen, as one can pop to the shops and leave the other with the pets.
Statistically I’d imagine there’s a higher rate of couples that are use to owning or renting a home together, so used to dealing with any unforeseen issues that may arise with your property. But that’s not always the case.
There’s loads more benefits, but there’s no rights nor wrongs, it depends what type of set up would be best in your particular scenario.
If you have concerns, just ask to see the partners passport or driving licence, we wouldn’t have an issue at all if someone asked, as I’d totally understand it’s a fault with the THS system.
Also, bear in mind THS has 17000+ reviews on Trustpilot, most of which give it 5*, and those will be made up of sits with singles and couples.
Just go with what you are comfortable with, but if you yourself are in a couple, then maybe open yourself up to both as you’ll have a lot more applicants to pick from then, and take it from there. You’ll know when you find the right sitter/s.