It’s very disturbing when owners don’t even answer to potential sitters. It’s not courteous, it’s really rude
It’s so easy to answer, If not to each candidate, when they are many, to all of them with a sole message. Explaining why, your criteria of choice, at least thanking the applicants to have applied.
Otherwise, applicants receive only a message from THS telling them “you’ve not been successful that time” but you really wonder why.
THS allows group answers (I know that as I’m a sitter and also an owner who seek sitters when I travel or do myself a pet sit with my husband)
On other sites, the answering rate appears, like that you don’t waste your time contacting unpolited owners.
I’m sure that if owners would see they appear as not answering members, they would change their attitude. At least I hope so. Please THS, make the rate appear.
I have already written to THS, asking that, I received an answer : I copy it below.
I greatly appreciate your feedback around this and understand how helpful this would be for our sitters. I have passed on your suggestion to our website developers to look into implementing into our platform. I cannot guarantee if it will be a feature on our platform but please be assured that it will be considered!
On my side, as an owner, I do answer individually to all applicants and I make my choice in a week time. No use to wait for 50 applicants. Once I made my choice the first day of my publishing, because a couple seemed to fulfill my needs (experience, speaking french enough in order to face any emeregency, few people do understand english around)
A potential sitter complained a few hours later I had already made my choice. As I had explained my reasons, he was really mean : “Nobody chooses the first day”
Why not ?