Creating a saved search is a great way to receive our latest house sits, completely tailored to you. Designed alongside member feedback, they’re here to help you on your way to sitter success. And who better to run us through its features than TrustedHousesitters’ very own Product Manager, Ben Cottrell? Find out more about this latest feature and what it means for you below.
What are saved searches?
'Our saved search feature allows sitter members to save their search results and receive tailored alerts for their planned trips. Standard and Premium sitter members also have the added benefit of receiving instant alerts and unlimited saved searches.
Your saved searches will appear on the Find a Sit page, which is where you can also add or delete a saved search. You’ll also receive tailored daily alerts via email showing up to 28 results from 10 saved searches, whenever new results matching your criteria are added.
This allows our sitters to easily see the location, pets and dates of new sits at a glance, with a link to view all new matching sits on TrustedHousesitters.
Additionally, Standard and Premium members will also receive instant alerts via our app, whenever house sits matching their criteria are added.’
Why have you added this feature?
‘It’s something that had been requested by a lot of sitters from member surveys. It was also something that most of our competitors offer, which some sitters felt was missing from our offering.
We also know from this feedback that sitters want to be able to easily find sits in the locations they want, looking after the pets they prefer, and during the times and dates when they’re available.
This new feature makes that process even easier, and our tailored alerts mean they’ll be in the know as soon as any relevant sits are listed.’
How do I set up a saved search?
'On the website, simply head to the Find a Sit page and add in your desired location, dates, and pets, just as you normally would. Then, in the top right-hand corner of the page, you should see a ‘Save this search’ button. Click on that, give your search a name, and then save — it’s that simple.
It’s just as simple on the app. Search by location and choose the filters you want, such as duration or preferred pet type. Select ‘Save’ in the top right, give your saved search a name and confirm you want to save it.’
We hope you enjoy using our saved search feature. As always, we love to hear your feedback, so if you have any suggestions or ideas of your own, please take some time to share your thoughts with us using the button below or on our Community Forum.