Pet Sitting Travels In America - Advice Please

excellent! thanks for considering it.

i suppose the button should be: use of car required or recommended.

bicycle-friendly would be a great option too :slight_smile:

thank you :slight_smile:

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@anon36831737 @Smiley
I have bookmarked this link.
I have my first USA sit in Sept In Sacramento. Looking for possible add on sits so will browse this with intent :grinning:

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Turo offers rental insurance and at different levels. My Turo experience has not been great, however. First, I booked with someone who canceled on me at the last minute and blamed Turo for double-booking. It didn’t seem to ring true, and this was a superhost person. The rebooked vehicle was OK, but the owner had his sister meet me at the end, and she accused me of causing damage (I had not–and had the pre-rental photos to prove it). She followed me to my friend’s car and would not let us leave.
I think I prefer paying too much for rental cars through an established company.


Gotcha. I have free rental car insurance thru my credit card so that’s why I prefer to stay with an actual rental car company.

Hi there!
Unfortunately, the US isn’t very pedestrian-friendly unless it is a major city. It can be a little overwhelming at first, but it can be done depending on your likes and sense of adventure! :grinning:

Someone mentioned that credit card rental insurance does not cover rentals like “Turo”. Not sure if that is true but it would be wise to research before booking.

Yes, you’re right. I looked into it and my free credit card insurance does not cover. That added expense takes away from the cheapness of the car IMO.

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Fortunately I live near three National Parks on the other Coast and yes you need a car. I see that you are from Scotland one of my favorite destinations anywhere. I have done two house sits in Scotland. One was looking after a Corgi for two weeks in the closest of two houses overlooking Urquhart Castle. The other was at the end of a dead end dirt road near Balmoral.

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Genevere, on the car hire bit: I know that car hire rates have rocketed. A HO recently suggested to me that she would accept me for her Florida sit, if I would undertake to hire a car for the 6 week sit. This is completely out of my price range so I had to decline. However, I prefer to travel by local transport and I find in Florida at least, it’s pretty safe.

Thanks for information but I decided America not for me .