Sit cancellation from pet owner's end

Hello everyone!

I have a question about a sit being cancelled from the pet owner’s side of things. I was supposed to cat sit for someone in October, however, because of the hugely rising COVID numbers in the city they were planning to travel to, they had to cancel their trip and in turn cancel the pet sit. I know it says somewhere that to cancel a sit both members need to be in agreement and because it’s only a few hours away from where I live it hardly impacts me at all other than losing a really cool sit, so I have no issues with them cancelling due to COVID.

My question is in regards to the fact that it still shows the October sit in “My Upcoming House Sits” on my TrustedHousesitters Dashboard. It also shows that I am unavailable for the week on my Availability calendar, even though I’m now available. Can the pet/home owner “officially” cancel the sit from their end so that it shows I am no longer pet sitting during that week? Because I would like to start looking and applying for a pet sit during that now free time, but I don’t want it to show that I’m unavailable.

Thank you in advance,

Courteney :slight_smile:


Great question @courteney. We have had a sit shortened due to Covid & the HO said he was unable to change the dates on the sit.
We applied for another sit for the dates we would now be available & explained to the new HO. He booked us & THS flagged up that we should not be available but allowed us to accept the new sit.
It might be useful for sitters & HO to have some better knowledge how the site works for both sides


@courteney yes they can and just ask them to do that saying you cant apply for anything else until they do which they will be fine about…it happens alot so dont worry


Perfect, I will ask them, thank you! Do you know if it’s a simple thing for them to do, like if the “cancel” button is in an obvious place or if they’ll have to go searching for it?

Hi @courteney welcome to our community forum and thank you for joining us. I’m sorry your sit is being cancelled, it’s the sign of the times at the moment in some places, in others it is getting more stable with travel being less disrupted.

It’s also great to see your positive attitude , although as you say

I’m sure you will have the chance to experience this cool sit in the future.

The owner can unconfirm you by going into their account dashboard

  • see Unconfirm Sit next to the dates, this will remove it from your dashboard and you will receive an automated email which says the owner has removed the sit …

Thank you again for joining our forum we have a very supportive and helpful community of members, both new and experienced who are willing to share their advice, suggestions and experiences.

Enjoy being here.

Angela and the Team


Hi Angela, thank you so much! Have a wonderful day!

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