Welcome to my FAQ page dedicated to House and Pet sitting. Here, you will find answers to commonly asked questions regarding my services. Whether you are seeking assistance in caring for your home or your beloved pets, I aim to provide you with the necessary information to make an informed decision. Please take a moment to browse through the frequently asked questions, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you require further clarification or have any additional queries.
Which country are you currently in?
I am crrently in Melbourne, Australia. I will be in Europe for November then back to Melbourne for December 2023. If you would like to stay updated please subscribe to my blog
Can you provide references from previous pet owners you have worked with?
Sure! You can check out my reviews on my Testimonials page or find reviews on the house sitting websites I’m listed on.
How much experience do you have with caring for pets?
I have extensive experience in caring for pets throughout my life. I have been responsible for looking after friends’ and flatmates’ pets, and I have also been dedicated to house and pet sitting since August 2022.
What types of animals have you cared for in the past?
Cats, dogs, fish, chickens, birds
Are you comfortable administering medications or dealing with any special needs my pet may have?
Yes, I am comfortable administering medications and handling any special needs your pet may have, as long as the animal is not aggressive.
How often will you visit or stay with my pet while I’m away?
I am a full-time house and pet sitter, so your pet will be with me all the time, except for the occasional day when I may have to step out for work.
Can you provide updates or photos of my pet during your visits?
Absolutely! I love capturing moments with pets and keeping owners updated. Expect lots of adorable photos. 📸🐾
What is your policy if my pet becomes ill or injured while under your care?
Rest assured, I strictly adhere to the instructions provided by pet owners in case of any illness or injury during my stay.
Are you familiar with basic pet first aid and CPR?
No, Im sorry, but I may look into it as I think it is an important thing to know.
How do you handle emergencies or unexpected situations?
In the event of emergencies or unforeseen circumstances, I will adhere to the instructions provided by you.
Are you insured and bonded as a pet sitter?
I regret to inform you that I do not possess pet care insurance.
Do you have any specific training or certifications related to pet care?
No I do not
How do you handle behavioral issues or any specific quirks my pet may have?
Typically, prior to accepting the responsibility of caring for your pet, I will engage in a discussion with you to ascertain if there are any behavioral issues or particular quirks that your pet may possess. This will enable me to determine if I am equipped to handle them adequately.
What is your preferred method of communication while I’m away?
I don’t have a specific preference, but typically pet owners use WhatsApp or email for communication.
Can you provide additional services such as watering plants or bringing in mail?
Ensuring the well-being of plants is a priority for me, so watering them is already included in my services. Additionally, I understand the importance of maintaining the appearance of an occupied house and will gladly collect mail and newspaper deliveries.
What are your rates and payment options?
I do not charge for house and pet sitting services as the exchange is for me to live in your home and care for your pet. However, I do offer a cleaning fee if you would like your home to be extra clean upon your return from holidays. Please note that I strive to leave house sits cleaner than they were, as I believe it is important to come home to a clean environment.
How far in advance do I need to book your services?
As a full-time housesitter, I typically plan my house sitting engagements well in advance to ensure proper scheduling. While I may occasionally have gaps and can accommodate last-minute requests, this is quite rare. It is worth noting that nowadays, people tend to book their holidays well in advance.
Do you have any restrictions or limitations on the number or types of pets you can care for?
Yes, I do have some restrictions on the number and types of pets I can care for. I still have to work to make a living, so I need to be selective with the type of animal I look after. Cats are my absolute favorite! Plus, I’ve got this special talent where I can communicate with cats like a true whisperer. Yep, they don’t call me the cat whisperer for nothing! but it ultimately depends on the specific animal. My top priority is to maintain a happy pet.
Will you be the primary pet sitter, or do you work with a team?
Its just Me Myself and I
Can I meet you and introduce my pet before booking your services?
Yes, meeting you and your pet in person before booking my services is my preferred way. If I am in your area, I would much prefer to have a face-to-face introduction. Though if I am traveling or unable to meet in person, I usually opt for a video chat. If everything goes well, I will plan to visit before we both decide if I am the right fit.
Are you a smoker?