On PetCloud, you are able to post a job and have available Sitters apply.
Assessing your applicants online
Have a look at each of the Applicants listings. Do you see Sitters with police background checks? What qualifications do they have? Are they an accredited Pet Sitter? What is the training they have had? What about reviews? Are they positive? What photos do they have?
Meeting your applicants in person
Next, you’ll want to set up a meeting for your pet and the sitter at the Sitter’s home. This way, you’ll see the Sitter’s home and yard in advance of the pet stay and will be able to identify any hazards together and talk about your expectations for care for your pet. The questions you should ask are:
Watch your pet’s interaction with the Sitter and / or their pets. Do they seem to get along? Get your pet sitter to take your pet for a short walk and say a few basic commands like ‘sit’, ‘stay’, ‘leave it’, ‘lie down’ and do they come when the sitter calls their name?
If all of this is positive, then go ahead with the booking or set up a Meet & Greet with a second Sitter.