Hello fellow sitters, I’m curious to hear more about how some of you arrange for Plan Bs when you sit. I recently got sick and had to cancel a sit, but I easily referred the homeowner to another locally available sitter who I already knew so it wasn’t a problem. If it had been an international sit and I was sick and couldn’t fly, all I could have done was cancel without a backup plan. Please let me know what you have done in international/long-distance travel situations where you simply weren’t able to make it to a sit. Thanks!
What a great question, I too am curious to find out what other sitters have done in that particular situation. I commend you on going the extra mile for your homeowners to help them find a sitter when you couldn’t make it…while it is not your responsibility it certainly is the kind thing to do and shows you really care about the pets.
It would be nice if sitters could contact other sitters on TH. If I had to cancel, then at least I could try to do some legwork to find them another sitter.
Contact THS membership services for advice/help as any sitters we know are in other countries
Good question and that is really awkward to fall sick before a sit. I suppose creating a thread here would help and to contact the moderators to see if they could help spread the word.
Great question and one we wondered about recently. What about during a sit? I have started to ask about a emergency backup plan for during a longer sit. I dont want to sound like i am planning to have problems but i feel better knowing something is in place in case of emergencies.
@cdrewco I’ve ended up in the Emergency Dept whilst on a sit. Fortunately the owner was well prepared and their emergency contact stepped in until I returned the next day.