Do House And Pet Sitters Get Paid?

The answer is it depends. Some people get paid very well to house and pet sit while others are willing to do it for free. Professional house sitters charge money for their services and most people see it as an exchange for free accommodations in a city or area they would like to visit. There are several websites available for house and pet sitting exchanges and some will ask if you charge or not. Some people will charge around $50/day to house and pet sit. If you’re designing your own website and wanting to become a professional, you may want……

How old do you have to be to become a house sitter and pet sitter?

The short answer: The age of a house and pet sitter does not matter. The long answer: There is truly no definitive answer to that. There is no specific age requirement.  It really depends mostly on your experience and your maturity level.  There are lots of pet sitters that are in their twenties and there are numerous pet sitters that now retired in there in their 60s. What it really comes down to is the report that you build up with the homeowner and your experience with the type of pets. Gain Experience To gain experience you can start out……

FAQ – Can House Sitters Invite Family Or Friends With Them?

In this week’s FAQ, I get asked often if I can invite friends or family members with me when I’m house sitting somewhere? The short answer: No The long answer: Generally, the answer to this question is no. You can’t be inviting whoever you want to come house sit while you are staying in someone else’s home. With that being said, if you talk to the homeowner and say that you would like to invite somebody to come with you for the entire time or part of the time, they may say that it is fine. For example, if you’re……

How long is a house sit?

How long is a house sit? The short answer: They vary dramatically. The long answer: The truth is, the length of the house sits varies completely. Just as the length of time people go on holiday varies completely. House sits range from one night to over a year, so there really is something for everyone. Keep in mind that house and pet sitting is not the same as being on vacation. Lots of other travelers are very interested in house sitting and pet sitting (because it’s free accommodation) but they hate the thought of being tied down for too long……

Why would someone use a pet sitter instead of a kennel?

In case you missed the FAQ Friday on Youtube you can read the answer here or skip down to the bottom of the page and watch the video. A lot of people ask me why someone would get a house sitter or pet sitter when they can just bring their animals to a kennel and they’ll be taking care of them there.   Why people don’t like to or want to use kennels. 1) A lot of animals don’t like kennels. They get brought there and …. Well, some kennels aren’t great kennels so the animal just sits in a……

FAQ – How can you and the homeowner trust each other?

How does the homeowner know that you’re trustworthy and how do you not know that you’re not getting into an awkward situation? For example, the house sitting and pet sitting that you have agreed to do isn’t exactly what you agreed with. This is a very good question because there is no guarantee that the person is telling the exact truth about the pets and housesit. However, most people are honest and as a pet sitter, you want to be a trusted house sitter. The first thing you need to do is Learn How House Sitting Works. All house and……

How Does House Sitting Work?

In case you missed the FAQ Friday on Youtube you can read the answer her or skip down to the bottom of the page and watch the summed-up video. This is a question I get asked a lot when I tell people I’m an international house and pet sitter.   How Does House Sitting Work? The answer is quite simple. A situation arises when somebody wants to go on vacation, or they need to go on a work trip. They don’t want to leave their house empty and they don’t want to leave their pets at home alone (if it’s……