Take them on a home tour
From your pet’s treat tin to the fuse box and water valves, think of what your sitter may need to locate. Will they need WiFi, know how to use your television, or operate any alarm systems?
Quirks about your pet and home
Avoid unnecessary concern by reminding your sitter of your pet’s allergies or peculiar habit, and warn them about any stiff door locks or wobbly floorboards.
An extra warm welcome and a printed guide
Having a local friend join you in welcoming your sitter to the area can help them settle in. They may also find it helpful to have a hard copy of your Welcome Guide to hand.
Communicate about keeping in touch
Will a daily update provide enough peace of mind or would you like to use the app to receive as many pet pictures as possible?
Confirm end of sit arrangements
Discuss what time you’ll be home from your trip and whether you’d like your sitter to still be there when you get back.