How it works - Become a House My Pet carer
WE WELCOME YOU TO JOIN OUR FAMILY OF PET LOVING, EXPERIENCED AND PROFESSIONAL PET CARERS.
However, It takes a special type of person to become a pet carer with House My Pet. Once you register, please wait for our review. We take the vetting of our carers very seriously. Once you have completed your assessment with the required supporting documents DBS checks/Licenses and Pet Business Insurance, we typically process House My Pet pet carer applications within 48 hours and will notify you via email. If you are approved, you can complete your profile and set it to go live so that pet owners can find you.
Advantage of being a House My Pet Carer
Target clients: Choice of guest pets that suit you, your home, location, circumstances and availability.
Set your own price: It’s up to you to decide how much to charge, per day, per night, per week, per month.
Marketing: Free listings – through our multiple online marketing channels, we make it easy for nearby pet owners to find your pet care services, making life easier for you.
Support: 24/7 Attentive and responsive customer support services.
House My Pet Guarantee: Reimbursement given for cancelled bookings without a valid reason.
Free Registration: No signup costs or membership fees! All we ask is a simple introductory fee of each new client you gain from House My Pet. When a customer books your services for the first time we will deduct an 18% commission from the price of only the FIRST paid service they use from you. Any REPEAT bookings there on after are at ZERO COST meaning you will keep 100% of your earnings from any further bookings made by your new client.
Can I offer a meet and greet?
Absolutely! We highly encourage pet carers to offer a meet and greet before taking on a booking, to check for compatibility between you and the pet.
Dogs for example have a strong opinion and sense of humans, and connecting with them is most important.
How to become a professional on House My Pet
A rise in pet ownership and time-poor pet owners makes now the perfect time for animal lovers to capitalise on this rewarding freelance opportunity…
Professional pet sitters are currently in high demand, making this a great opportunity for those who love animals.
Requirements – DBS / CRB certificate https://www.gov.uk/request-copy-criminal-record and Pet business insurance, we recommend https://www.protectivity.com/product/pet-business-insurance/?PromoId=212000.
These two documents are the basic requirements for being a pet sitter or dog walker on our platform. In addition to this there are no specific qualifications required to become a dog walker/pet sitter however having qualifications in areas such as animal first aid, animal behaviour, or animal care, will enhance your professional standing.
If you would like to offer a Home boarding or day care service in addition to pet sitting / dog walking, you will have to provide us with your licence. If you do not have one please contact your council to apply for an animal boarding establishment licence if you want to run a boarding kennel or cattery in England, Wales or Scotland. If you would like any guidance or advice please don’t hesitate to contact us via our help contact form and we will be happy to assist.