Hi everyone! I just joined tonight. This is a great forum and service! I used to pet and house sit when I was in my 20’s and early 30’s - before I had alot of animals myself … and now, about to turn 63, with only a cat and a horse I have a fantastic neighbor who cares for my cat when I am gone, and peeps to care for my horse, I can venture out and about to explore more again.
I moved to California from across the country in Virginia in 2016 and love exploring California. I know how challenging it can be to find great, responsible, caring people to care for my own pets, and I love being able to provide this for others again.
To start, I am looking for sits in California that are shorter term so I do not leave my cat and horse for too long… I was just gone for 6 days and my cat was ‘over it’ by day 5… she didn’t leave my side after I got home for days lol…
Here is a question for you - I have applied for a sit later this month - do you recommend only applying for one pet sit on those dates or several? And, why do you recommend either only 1 or several?
thanks so much Therese and Team! I have been trying to get my profile url by following the directions - but all I can find is this Find the Perfect Pet Sitter! Home & Pet Sitting Made Easy | TrustedHousesitters.com which doesn’t direct to my specific page… i can send pics of what I am seeing and doing for each step? I would love some additional help. I am usually pretty good at finding my way with this stuff so I am unsure what I am missing.
and thanks for the link to answering the question about applying for multiple sits. I appreciate it.
When I first started, I was reluctant to apply for multiple sits at once but with experience found that the likelihood of 2 people accepting at the same time is minuscule. If you do that, be sure to rescind your other application immediately with a brief explanation that you were accepted for another sit. To feel a little more comfortable, maybe wait at least a couple days between applications to allow for a quick response from a homeowner.
Have a great time!
Dan and Nan