Petbnb: Finding a reliable sitter for your pet
Finding a good sitter for your pet is often difficult. As an owner you want your pet to be in good hands and taken care of. Petbnb is a website where you can find a babysitter for your pet near you. You can also register as a babysitter. Nice if, for example, you don’t have any pets yourself but would like to look after someone else’s pets. This way you can earn some extra money by cuddling, walking, playing and taking care of. As the owner you choose a babysitter for your pet. When there is a click, you can book the babysitter to take your dog for a walk, but also to take care of your dog when you are on vacation.
What is Petbnb?
Petbnb is a website where you can find a sitter for your pet, and where you can offer yourself as a sitter. When you are looking for a sitter, you create a profile for your pet. In the profile you provide as much information about your pet as possible. Think of pictures of your pet, age, breed, health, etc. Then you can search for sitters near you and send a request if you think you have found a suitable sitter. You agree with the babysitter to meet you, if there is a click you can book the babysitter when you go away for a weekend, for example. You can also register as a babysitter. You then create a profile about yourself and state which services you want to offer. For example, you can look after dogs at your home, but you can also visit cats at home. You ask for a fee for babysitting, you determine that amount yourself and it depends on the services you want to offer.
Is Petbnb only for dogs?
In addition to a dog sitter, you can also find a sitter for cats and other pets through Petbnb. Most of the sitters are focused on dogs, but there is also plenty to find for cats. You can find a sitter for other animals by searching for “pet sitter”. For cats and rodents, a (daily) home visit is often sufficient. During a home visit, the babysitter will check how your pet is doing and provide food and water. Depending on how long you are away, your pet can of course also be cuddled and played with, and the cage or litter box can be cleaned. With every advertisement you see exactly what a babysitter offers, so you can find a reliable babysitter who gives your pet exactly the care it needs.
Is Petbnb safe and reliable?
Petbnb is known as a safe way to find a reliable sitter for your pet. All bookings and payments go through Petbnb, which ensures that Petbnb receives a lot of reliable feedback. You can read all the experiences of others in the babysitter’s advertisement, this makes it easier to find a reliable babysitter. You can recognize a reliable babysitter, for example, by a lot of positive feedback and that the babysitter has regular guests.
It is important to always get to know the babysitter before you take your pet away or let the babysitter babysit at your home. This way you can be sure that you have a good feeling with the sitter and that there is a click between the sitter and your pet. If you are away from home for a long time, for example during a long vacation, you can first test run for a night. When the test run goes well, you can be sure that your pet is in good hands during a long vacation.
Costs and payments
Babysitters can determine their price themselves. On average, day care costs 12 euros per day and accommodation costs 15 euros per 24 hours (2019). For example, sitters who only look after one dog at a time or who have many high ratings may charge a little more money, for example 25 euros per 24 hours.
Bosses can pay via Petbnb with iDEAL. Payments must always be made in advance, no later than one day before babysitting. The babysitting costs are paid after a successful introduction. Is there no click and would you prefer to search for another babysitter? Then you don’t have to pay anything. As a babysitter you get paid on the first working day after babysitting.
Is Petbnb suitable for my dog / pet?
There are many different sitters on Petbnb so chances are you can find a suitable sitter for your pet. In the advertisements, babysitters describe their experience and the service they offer. For example, there are sitters who have a lot of experience with puppies, and sitters who have a lot of experience in caring for old and / or sick dogs. There are also sitters who have experience with a specific breed. At Petbnb you can fit a maximum of 5 dogs at a time, but there are also many sitters who only fit one dog at a time. If your dog gets along well with other dogs, you can look for a sitter who has one or more dogs, or someone who can take care of several dogs at the same time. Does your dog not get along very well with other dogs? Or does your dog need some rest? Then you can search through the ads for a sitter who has no other dogs or pets. When you have sent a request via Petbnb you can meet the babysitter. This way you can be sure that there is a click and that your dog is in good hands.
Does your dog or cat need special care? There are also babysitters for that. There are many sitters who are experienced in caring for old or sick dogs and cats. Some sitters are veterinarians or veterinary assistants. For dogs or cats that require special care, it is wise to choose a sitter who will only look after one pet at a time, so that your pet always gets enough rest and attention. When applying on Petbnb you can indicate which type of care your pet needs, the babysitter will then indicate whether he / she can give your pet this care.
Petbnb for sitters: earn money cuddling, playing and grooming
If you would like to become a babysitter at Petbnb, you can register via the website. For example, if you do not have a pet of your own but would like to look after a pet every now and then. In 2019, there are five different services that you can offer through Petbnb, the services you offer are listed in your advertisement.
The services you are allowed to offer
- Daycare: You look after a pet during the day, you can determine the times yourself and state them in the advertisement.
- Lodging: You look after a pet for 24 hours, the delivery and pick-up time is stated in the advertisement.
- Babysitter at home: you look after the pet owner’s house.
- Walks: you pick up the dog at the pet owner’s house and return it after a half hour walk.
- Home visit: During the absence of the owner you go (daily) on a home visit with the pet. You check how the animal is doing, give food, water and attention and then go home.
You can decide for yourself how many services you offer and what amount you charge for them. For example, if you only want to look after dogs in your own home, you can opt for day care and lodging. If you would like to babysit but not at your home, you can opt for a babysitter at home or a home visit. Prefer to only walk dogs? Then you only choose the service exhausts when creating an advertisement.
If you know what you want to offer you can sign up to become a babysitter. During your registration you will receive all kinds of tips and you can indicate your preferences. You can not only specify preferences of services, but also indicate for example which varieties you want to fit. You also write a piece about yourself, why you want to babysit and you can add photos. As soon as your listing is on Petbnb, you can receive requests from owners looking for a babysitter.