Owner's Handover Checklist

Sally Keegan

Take them on a home tour

From your pet’s treat tin to the fuse box and water valves, think of what your sitter may need to locate. Will they need WiFi, know how to use your television, or operate any alarm systems?

Quirks about your pet and home

Avoid unnecessary concern by reminding your sitter of your pet’s allergies or peculiar habit, and warn them about any stiff door locks or wobbly floorboards.

An extra warm welcome and a printed guide

Having a local friend join you in welcoming your sitter to the area can help them settle in. They may also find it helpful to have a hard copy of your Welcome Guide to hand.

Communicate about keeping in touch

Will a daily update provide enough peace of mind or would you like to use the app to receive as many pet pictures as possible?

Confirm end of sit arrangements

Discuss what time you’ll be home from your trip and whether you’d like your sitter to still be there when you get back.

Visit your dashboard where you can finalise any last details of your upcoming sit. From all the TrustedHousesitters team - we hope you enjoy your time away.

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