There are a number of things you can do to earn yourself a PITA mark in the little black book of your pet sitter.   

Fortunately, most clients are awesome and so are their pets but, once in a while, someone steps up to really make the experience awkward and memorable.  The sitter may always be “busy” if that client calls again or the client may find their estimates are increased because the sitter has added a PITA factor to their pricing structure.

Some suggestions to earn a PITA rating are:

  1. Don’t reply to requests for information. Everything will be fine. Really. You hired a sitter to make sure all goes well. They don’t need to know the information they are requesting. Stick your head in the sand.
  2. Don’t confirm dates. Assume your sitter will be there when you said you needed service. They don’t have anything else to do.
  3. Don’t be available for questions or calls during the pet sit. Your sitter may call you for no reason at all.
  4. Don’t confirm estimates. Your sitter will do their best work anyway because they care about your pets. The sitter won’t