We charge Service Providers to add their SERVICES listings. It’s a one-time charge per listing (see our Pricing page for more details) We don’t charge any commissions or whatever else some of those other pet sitter sites charge. We are just a listing service for our Great Pet Sitters and Pet Owners.
We also do not charge Pet Owners any fees for posting their WANTED Listings on our site.
While anyone can create an account on Great Pet Sitters, our best Service Providers show their credentials in their SERVICES listings. With the ability to upload photos and pdf documents to their listing, Service Providers can show proof of their insurance, education, and experience. Even their recent background check, reference check, and professional membership documents can be uploaded for Pet Owners to view.
No. Great Pet Sitters does not perform background checks. If a Service Provider has had a background check done recently they are strongly encouraged to post this on their listing. Pet Owners can always ask the Service Provider for proof of a background check if it is important to them.
No. Great Pet Sitters recommends all Service Providers purchase insurance to cover their pet sitting business. Service Providers who have insurance are strongly encouraged to post this on their listing. Pet Owners can always ask the Service Provider for proof of insurance if it is important to them.
Great Pet Sitters recommends all Service Providers post about their education, experience and any pet sitting association memberships or other credentials in their SERVICES listing. This can be done in the description section as well as with the photos and pdf uploads sections that are available. They can even post videos of themselves and their pets to showcase their abilities! This should always be a topic discussed in a meet and greet.
See our blog post for an in depth article on this! We strongly suggest thoroughly discussing your pet care needs with your sitter and having a meet and greet prior entering into any agreement, business, contract, or relationship with any Service Provider. A meet and greet is a great way to get to know a potential Service Provider and see how they interact with your pet(s). Ask for references and check them! Check their listing on Great Pet Sitters and see if they have any reviews posted.
Please remember that Great Pet Sitters is only a listing service to connect Great Pet Sitters with Pet Owners, we are not involved in any part of the agreement or contract between the Service Provider and Pet Owner.
Great Pet Sitters is a brand-new site, as we grow and become more well known we will get more Service Providers listing with us. We hope to be able to help you find Service Providers who can help you with all your pet care needs soon. Please spread the word about who we are and what we do to help us grow faster so we can help you find the best care for your pets!
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We hope everyone has a great experience with the people they meet thru our site, but if you do have a dispute with your Service Provider it will need to be handled between you and them. Please make sure you discuss the Service Provider’s refund or resolution policy at your meet and greet before you enter into the service contract.
We encourage Pet Owners to return to our site and leave honest, respectful reviews about their Service Providers. Any reviews that are abusive or offensive will be removed.
We also encourage you to contact us so we can take the appropriate action to remove the sitter from our site if necessary.
Nope! Once you and your Service Provider are in communication off our site, you can continue to work together for as long as you want without any need to do anything further on our site.