What is a dog sitter?
If the thought of spending time with dogs makes you smile, then you could be a dog sitter; a caring pet lover who gets to enjoy canine companionship by keeping dogs safe while their owners are away.
TrustedHousesitters is here to keep pets happy in their own home while helping people to travel. So while some people may dog sit in their own home, the sitters in our pet-loving community always dog sit in an owner’s home. It’s a wonderful way to stay in unique places near and far away while helping dogs stay in their happy place — their own home.
Can I be a dog sitter?
As long as you are confident you can provide the love, care, and attention a dog needs, then you’ll make a great dog sitter. To give you a clear understanding of what these responsibilities are, take a look at our blog, Pet sitting: what you need to know. From learning their much-loved walks to sticking to a dog’s diet, you’ll learn exactly what makes a good dog sitter.
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Dog sitting with TrustedHousesitters
You can join TrustedHousesitters for an annual membership fee, which both owners and sitters pay. Your membership then lets you connect and arrange exciting sits around the world, safely and securely. That’s unlimited sits with adorable pets around the world. What more could a dog lover want?
With the love of pets at the heart of every sit, sitters and owners never charge each other. That’s no uncomfortable questions around dog sitting salaries or accommodation costs, just happy pets and the chance for more people to travel.
To see how it works, watch Jenny and Martin’s story…
Why dog sitters love their TrustedHousesitters membership:
- Pay once a year to arrange and enjoy unlimited dog sits
- Stay in over 130 countries with a canine companion
- Call a veterinary expert anytime, anywhere, with a free 24/7 Vet Advice Line
- Get help and support from your award-winning Membership Services team
- Know our Insurance Backed Guarantee covers you in homes across the UK
- Use your app to explore and arrange dog sits wherever you may be
Discover dog sitting stories
So what’s it like to be a dog sitter? You can get a taste of what it’s truly like by reading some of our member’s stories.
“I've found that house and pet sitting offers me the opportunity to become acquainted with a place and its people in unique and authentic ways. I really enjoy meeting people on dog walks, in towns and villages and exploring the quiet rural way of life.”
“Every experience we have had thus far has been unique; from arriving to Manhattan on July 4th and walking a beautiful dog through a celebratory Central Park avoiding random grilling out garbage but gazing at the fireworks, to being picked up from Cairo airport at 3AM by the homeowner's driver that would then take us to the Great Pyramids of Giza during our stay…”
To hear even more first-hand experiences or ask a question, just get in touch with our Membership Services team. Each one is a pet-loving sitter member who will be happy to share their stories and help you start your very own TrustedHousesitters journey.