Become an International Pet Sitter
Do you love to travel? Do you love pets? Ever thought about combining the two? By becoming an international pet sitter, you can! International pet sitting involves caring for people’s pets in other countries. It’s a clever way to travel, save money and be around animals all at the same time!
How does international pet sitting work?
Much like how you can become a pet sitter in Australia, there are similar options available overseas. By joining international pet sitting websites you can view different opportunities available. Generally speaking, you join the site and express interest in pet-sits that appeal to you (or you may be contacted by the owner as well). You will then start communicating with the pet owner to make sure it’s the right fit. If it is, you will start to arrange plans.
How to find the right pet sitting jobs
Pet sitting overseas can be a great experience. You can stay in areas you may not otherwise have visited and depending on the arrangement with owner
, save a lot of money with accommodation costs that you would usually pay when travelling. To find the right pet-sits you need to think about where you are willing to travel to. It will be up to you to pay for your travel costs to the destination, as well as cover your own insurance and organise any necessary visas.
Tips for getting great pet sitting jobs
Make sure your online profile is detailed and honest. Be clear on the sort of pets you are willing to care for and your experience. Once you start communicating with pet owners, make sure you set up a Skype/FaceTime or other face to face call. That way you can see the pets and the home you will be living for the duration of the sit. Find out as much information as you can from the owner and be honest about your expectations
– and find out theirs.
International pet sitting can be a fantastic way to travel! Just remember that the priority is the pet you will be caring for. So if you only want to travel and don't want the responsibility of pet minding, this isn't the job for you. Do your research and ask plenty of questions. If possible, speak to someone who pet sits internationally and ask for their advice.