4 Steps To Become A Pals4Pets Pet Sitter
This is a lovely part-time job for people who love dogs and cats and want to earn money caring for them. You might be retired, work from home, have children who have always wanted a pet, or are looking for a second income.
Step 1. Contact Us
We are always looking for people, who can look after a dog or cat in a home from home rather than a kennel or cattery. If you could take care of a dog or cat and allow it to live in your home as the family pet that would be wonderful and truly amazing!
Step 2. Telephone Interview
We will contact you to find out more about your love of animals. 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? You might have hidden skills like being able to give pets medication or insulin injections, if not, do not worry. We just want to know all about your love of dogs and or cats. We prefer people who do not own a pet but have owned one in the past.
Step 3. A Home Visit
We will visit you in your home to find out more about you. 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 etc., whether you have children at home, care for grandchildren or have vulnerable elderly people visiting. This will help us make sure that we match you with the right kind of pets.
Step 4. Acceptance as a Sitter
If all went well at a meeting, and we had work to offer you, you would be asked to provide 2 referees. If you wanted to visit pets in peoples’ homes you would need a Basic Police Check. Do not worry this is not as daunting as it sounds and in addition we would bear half the cost. You would be asked to sign a contract which just outlines our expectations of you – i.e responsibility for any pet you are looking after for us- and our responsibility to you, which includes insurance, a 24-hepline and making sure you get paid for the work you do.
Step 5. Start Working
We would start to introduce you to clients ‘and their pets. It is not just the dogs and or cats who would 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. Sitters earnings can vary from a few hundred pounds a year to thousands of pounds.