If you are unsure how the pet will be, we highly recommend that you organise a Meet & Greet with the pet and the pet owner. This is the smartest and safest way to figure out whether or not the pet is right for you and if you are right for the pet. If the pet stay is long term then we also recommend that you do a short overnight stay leading up to the start of the long booking. This is a great way to make sure that the pet will settle in well with the pet sitter, as this is the most important factor when it comes to having a successful booking.
We really encourage our Pet Sitters to arrange a Meet and Greet, whereby you can meet the pet and ensure that you, as a Pet Sitter, feels comfortable that you are able to provide the level of care requested. You are even prompted during the booking process before you approve the booking, to commence a Meet and Greet (see the image below)
Meet and Greet Information Sheet
To make your Meet and Greet run smoothly and to ensure you've covered all elements of the care of the pet, we have included a Meet and Greet Information Sheet. Fill this out during your Meet and Greet with the Pet Owner, and walk through each point with them to ensure you know all expectations.
Pet Sitting Checklist
If you are staying at the Pet Owners home there is also a Pet Sitting Checklist attached, which will let you know if the Pet Owner requires you to do any additional tasks whilst they're away such as watering plants or taking out the bins.
Property Walkthrough Checklist
If you are inviting pets to stay in your home, make sure it's ready and safe for them by using our Property Walkthrough Checklist attached. It's a great way to help you check your indoor and outdoor space for potential hazards and ensure you're fully prepared for your furry guest!
You can also copy these forms and leave them with the Pet Owner if you both decide to proceed with the booking.
If the pet stay is long term then we also recommend that the pet does a short overnight stay with you leading up to the start of the long booking. This is a great way to make sure that the pet will settle in well with you, as this is the most important factor when it comes to having a successful booking.
If the pet is not the best fit for you or your home do not hesitate to decline the booking. We would prefer that the booking runs smoothly and you're happy, instead of feeling like you have to take a booking.
If you would like some tips on how to conduct a safe and successful Meet and Greet, click here. We also have a checklist that we recommend you use when conducting your Meet and Greet. This will also help you find out whether or not the pet is a good fit for you. We have attached the checklist below.