There are undoubtedly many reasons why a HO don’t think someone is the right sitter for him. Five Great Danes, but the applicant is only 165cm(5’’5) tall and 80 years old. A profile full of dog photos but they search a cat sitter. I think we all agree that it is ok to say no. As sitter we do it every day in which we do not apply. But this is anonymous. You have to cancel in person and that is certainly not easy for some people
How do you feel if you have to decline?
Is it easy or hard for you?
Do you use standard copy-paste answers, or do you try to reject with a personal touch when possible?
Do you think it is ok not to answer or not necessary?
Let us Sitter and other Homeowner know what you think.
From a sitter’s perspective, even a simple copy/paste sentence in response would be better than nothing.
Pick on if you need one:
Thank you for your application, but unfortunately, you don’t fit into our house sitter profile. (Explanation would be nice, but it doesn’t have to be).
Unfortunately, we have chosen another sitter this time. But we would be happy if you would try it again next time.
Unfortunately, we have chosen another sitter this time. Can we contact you directly about THS at the next appointment?