We’ve been getting a lot of invites to sits where the HO has just chucked dates at us with no message attached, not even a “Hi, would you like to look after our pets”. For us this pretty much means that we decline the sit without really looking at it.
When we apply for sits, THS requires us to leave a message. We do this anyway as a curtesy to the homeowner, saying who we are and why we’d be a great fit for them.
All I’m suggesting is that this is the same for Homeowners - in that they have to add a message along with an invitation.
Not only would this remove frustration form sitters who get chucked dates, but I would assume homeowners would have much more luck finding sitters therefore improving success rate and customer satisfaction from both sides.