What does the criminal background check mark entail?

Hi @Xycergy and a very warm welcome to the Community Forum :wave:t2::slightly_smiling_face:

I have included links/blog with regards to criminal background checks

If you’re a US-based sitter member, part of setting up your profile will include completing a free sitter background check. Every member needs to complete an identity check as part of the joining process and to answer your question, no, just because a sitter has a criminal background check it does not mean that they are more trustworthy, it is just an additional requirement for US citizens currently. Another way of ascertaining the trustworthiness of potential sitters is to read through their previous reviews and references if they are completely new to the platform.

Background checks are designed so that you can offer pet parents extra peace of mind when applying to take care of their pets and home. They help build further trust in our community, so members feel safe, secure, and supported when connecting online with one another.

I would also recommend having a video call with potential sitters before confirming a sit. This will hopefully give you more of an idea of who will be sitting for you and it will give both sides the opportunity to answer any questions that you both might have.

I have also attached a couple of previouss threads where this has been discussed

Hopefully this will help but if you do have any further questions with regards to this, please do not hesitate to ask.

Also, for reference, as a member you can also add your TrustedHousesitters profile on to your Forum profile by following the attached link, should you wish. This will then enable others to offer you helpful advice and feedback and will also give your listing extra exposure!

If you are unsure how to do this, or if you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to ask, we are all more than happy to help.

Also, remember you can use the spyglass symbol at the top of the page next to the TrustedHousesitters logo and search for any questions that you may have as they have most likely already been answered on here and of course if not then please just ask! :blush: