Hello I’m Phil, I’ve applied and been accepted for a number of house sits which were thwarted by Covid and lockdown restrictions.
I start a new house sit tomorrow which has a few dates through until next year. They were keen to have the same person for their new pups and property.
I word of caution I responded to a last minute advertisement. The couple had been let down and wanted to travel to their daughters wedding. At least that is what I was told. They had a lot of animals and pets. I went to an initial meeting which was a substantial journey and investment in time. I was given two days notice and we agreed to meet the following morning to go through their animals morning routines etc.
Having invested hours in trying to help this couple. I received a text a few hours later cancelling the sit. Which I felt was an abuse of the time invested given their need to travel soon and possibly extend their stay.
So I would suggest using the phone or zoom. Covering all necessary topics and points before committing to a meeting. I’ve never experienced this before and trust no one else has such an experience. Best to cover all expectations and anything else in a call or zoom before committing to travel to a meeting. Which may prove a waste having invested time energy and resources to help a couple who clearly had their own agenda.