Ask for a home tour
From the pet’s treat tin to the fuse box and water valves, make sure you know where everything is. Would you like WiFi or to be shown how to use the television?
As well as ensuring you have a set of keys, make sure you’re aware of any alarm systems and how to operate them.
Quirks about their pet and home
Avoid unnecessary concern by checking whether your new pet pal has a peculiar habit or problem, and if the home has any stiff locks or wobbly floorboards to watch out for.
Communicate about keeping in touch
Will a daily update do or would you both like to use the app to share as many pet pictures as possible?
Confirm end of sit arrangements
Discuss what time the owner expects to arrive home from their trip and whether they would like you to still be there when they get back.
Visit your dashboard where you can finalise any last details of your upcoming sit. The TrustedHousesitters team hope you have great sit!