Trusted Housesitters Cards

When out walking my canine charges I often tell other dog walkers about Trusted Housesitters. This morning I was asked if I had a card and thought that would be useful. Can TH maybe add a card on the website that could be printed off for members to write in their RAF code, although I think we’d need to write our email address, to pass on to interested people?

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Hi @Smiley - a few years ago I was sent a supply of cards from THS which I found very useful. They came in a plastic box and there is a referral code printed on the back. I was thinking of asking them if I could obtain more cards as I have nearly used them all up.

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Hi @Smiley. Over the years I’ve been with THS, my paper business card has been affected by the device/electronic world of today. I too had the supply, in the plastic box, that @Twitcher has mentioned. I still have my plastic box and have cards in it.

However, I’ll attach a copy of the card I now use. In North America the company is called Vistaprint, and their cards are relatively inexpensive and easy and fun to design. I think I bought 500 for less than $20, including delivery. Although I never leave home without a few cards with me, I find most people prefer to have a copy emailed to them. I just get their email address and send the card electronically. On the paper card you can write your referral code on the back, or include it with the emailed version.

I prefer my own card as I was able to add a link to my THS profile and my blog. Needless to say, I hand the paper cards out quite readily, but I still have lots left. :rofl:

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Hi @Snowbird - that is a great idea!

We made cards too. I always leave a few with former hosts and give them out as we meet people on our travels. I have a digital copy I can text or email too.

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Thank you. That must have happened before I became a member

Thank you. We do have Vistaprint in the UK too.

I’m revisiting this as I think that if I get some cards printed they should have the TH logo. @Angela-CommunityManager can you link this to the appropriate person at TH to get on the case please? I think it would be really useful. I don’t want to just print off a card without authority to use TH logo etc. This am I was telling another lady dog Walker about TH and she passed me her phone to input my details. Thanks for your help

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That is a very good idea @Smiley !

I also talk a lot about THS when I walk dogs while dog-sitting and I often give my personal card but it would be useful to have a “pet-sitting” card. Maybe that could be something THS could sell to its members @Angela-CommunityManager ?

Not sure about ‘selling’ the cards as we’d be helping promote TH. I doubt it would be difficult to add a template on the website that we can use to fill in our details and print at Vistaprint or elsewhere

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Yes I understand @Smiley. I just thought that I have to buy cards anyway (I always have some in my purse, cause I still find useful to give / received cards) so why not buying them from THS, instead of Vista or elsewhere ?

In the same kind of though, I recently engraved a medal with my mobile phone number because the dog I was taking care of was a “run-away” dog. And I though it would be nice to purchase it from THS, with the logo or a sentence saying “This is my dog-sitter’s phone number”. It would explain why the dog had 2 medals - One with his name and his owner’s number, and -One with his dog-sitter number but no name on it.
I think THS as a business may need some incomes and for me it would be a useful goodie to buy and use.

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Hi @Smiley I will look into this for you when the team are back online. Thank you for your feedback also @Françoise-et-Youn

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I also have a supply of them and always carry a couple in my wallet to hand out to people when they inquire about the organization.

But wouldn’t the dog sitter change, or do you mean you’re the dog sitter so you take your medal to each sit?

Thanks Angela. Helpful as always :smiley:

Yes @Smiley this is exactly what I do : I’m the dog-sitter and I settle my medal to every dog I take care of.

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That’s a great idea

Hi @Smiley I have asked our designer & will update you when I have any news.

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Thank you Angela, let’s hope it doesn’t take too long.