Sitters more interested in a place to stay than your pets

@finlilly , Welcome to THS and the forum. It’s a big leap planning for and having your first sitter. It makes me think of the few times in my life when I employed a house cleaner. It was nerve wracking, wondering if the person would be trustworthy, doing the pre-cleaning for the cleaner, hoping the cleaner would like working in my home. Finally, after worrying and planning and planning and worrying, the cleaner(s) arrived, they were in and out like the Ajax white knight (does that jog anyone’s memory? hehe) and the whole thing went off splendidly.

If you do your homework – learn how this works, how to prepare your house for a sitter and create an inviting listing, you’ll be ready to post your listing and receive applications. The forum and membership services are here to support you. Feel free to post any question here, but first do a search using the spy glass in the upper right as it may have already been discussed. If you don’t see an answer, go ahead and post your question, and read as much of the forum as you have time for. The more you know the better you’ll feel about moving forward. It’s what I did.

And consider adding your listing to your forum profile by following these instructions: How to Add Your Profile or Listing to Your Forum Profile

Your listing will reach more people that way and you’ll be able to receive feedback from experienced sitters and fellow pet/home owners who can help you fine tune it. You just might find yourself wondering why you didn’t do this sooner.