Foster Homes and Pet Sitters Needed
Christmas Pet Sitter Needed
You might be interested in this as a hobby, a way to additional income or a part-time job and it is ideally suited to retired people or those who work from home or are home based. If you are a veterinary or human nurse, perhaps retired and can give medication or insulin, we also have a demand from cats in particular who need insulin injections.
Just pick up the phone for an informal chat or send us a text or email and we will respond.
Our sitters can earn from a few hundred pounds a year to thousands. The more you do and the more variety of work you are prepared to do, the more you can earn. Naturally our busy time is over bank holidays, school holidays and Christmas, so are looking for people who can commit to some, if not all, of these times of the year.
The form is quick and simple to complete. Your answers will also give us an idea as to what you are interested in doing and once received we will contact you to find out more. We will ask you to tell us about pets you have owned. We would want to know if there are breeds you particularly like or dislike.
Do you have hidden skills like being able to give pets medication or insulin injections? If not, do not worry. We would not consider you for cat boarding if you already own a cat, and we prefer people to board dogs who do not own one. Additionally, if your dog is also accepting of other dogs in his or her home, we could consider you to offer a day care facility.
Step 3. Home Visit
After the telephone interview, the next stage would be a home visit. We do this for all sitters before they work for us. At this meeting you will have the opportunity to ask more questions and also learn more about our procedures. If you wanted to visit clients' homes you would need a basic DBS check and we would need you to provide 2 references.
During the visit we would hope to learn more about your lifestyle e.g. whether you had a garden, were near a park, how secure your flat is for a cat, whether you have children at home, care for grandchildren or have vulnerable elderly people visiting etc. All of this is relevant and will enable us to ensure that we match you with the right kind of pet.
Step 4. Acceptance as a Sitter
Finally, if you are accepted, you would be sent a contract and asked to take part in a free training phone call. Do not worry! This is not as daunting as it may sound. The contract just outlines our expectations of you - i.e. responsibility for any pet that you are looking after for us - our responsibility to you, which includes insurance, a 24-helpline and we also pay you for each assignment we send you on. Every new sitter gets given a Manual which is full of interesting information.
The aim of Pals4Pets is to ensure that you are never on your own.
In conclusion, once the formalities are complete, we can finally begin to introduce you to clients and their pets. It is not just the dogs and/or cats who could become your new friends, but also the clients. Pet owners become very attached to their sitter and many relationships have lasted 10 years or more.