If your property is empty for more than 30-60 days, you have the risk of your home insurance can be cancelled and your property being broken into or vandalised. It’s easy to lock up and walk away, but your property is for sure your most valuable asset, and you deserve to have peace of mind that someone is watching out for it.
Trust is the foundation of your relationship with your house sitter. Your house sitter’s job is to take care of all your properties and animals’ needs in the way you want them cared for. In most cases, there’s plenty of communication early on, which is beneficial to both parties. If you want your home and property to look as good as you left it, your house sitter needs to be well-prepared for a wide range of tasks.
Out-of-home pet care cost is the most important reason to hire live-in home sitter instead of leaving your home unattended while your pets stare at you from a cage alone all day long. Veterinaries and animal psychologists all agree that keeping your dog indoors for too long can have a negative effect on his or her mental and physical well-being. Going on vacation with your pet can be much less fun for them than it is for you.
There are a lot of things that can go wrong on vacation, like: sedatives, quarantine, travel containers, sickness, unknown surroundings, unknown food, heat stroke, sleeping outside.
In addition to provide your pet with food, exercise, and health and safety, house sitters can also provide your pet with attention and company. Ask your home sitter if they’d be willing to let your fluffy one snuggles up with in the bed together.
By setting expectations ahead of time, you can reduce the number of surprises that can occur during your sit assignment. What’s even better is having a written contract that outlines exactly what you expect from your sitter, both during and after the sit assignment. You can identify areas that could cause problems and find the right sitter.
Homeowners have some expectations for house sitters:
- A reliable and trusted person to look after their home.
- A sitter who will come and go as agreed on.
- A sitters who can treat their pets like they are their own.
- They want to come to a clean, well-kept home, happy pets and beautiful outdoor space.
- Some homeowners like to have regular house sit reports as well as the option of future house sits.
On the other hand, sitters have expectations as well:
- As much information as possible about your animals, your home, and your expectations.
- They’re also curious about local vets and if you have access to treatment funds.
- A home that’s comfortable and has a bedroom, bathroom, and lots of storage space for their belongings. That’s especially important for long-term house sits. It’s important to have a clean, well maintained, and healthy home.Make sure there aren’t any fleas, ticks or other “out of the ordinary” insects or critters living in your home.
- If they’re looking for Wi-Fi because are working from home, leave an honest assessment of your internet connection, speed, and downtime issues.
- It’s also important to know if there are any internal or exterior alarms, cameras, surveillance systems, pet monitoring systems, audio monitoring technologies, video doorbells, etc. that might be established in your home.
For pet lovers:
With an annual Bobby the Bulldog sitter’s membership, animal lovers like you can enjoy accommodation and get paid anywhere in UK in return for house and pet care. Apply for as many sits as you like and prepare yourself for meaningful connections and memorable adventures, all thanks to Bobby the Bulldog!
For pet parents:
Connect with the right sitter to look after your furry friend. Read reviews and ratings from other pet parents and see what other people say about them. We understand that all our members need to feel safe, secure, and supported. That’s why all our sitters must complete our free identity checks prior to applying to sit.Join Bobby the Bulldog club and start your membership today.