Some Pet Sitters offer to pay in cash, enticing you with a
discount. This is called “Tax Evasion”
and is illegal in Australia. Unfortunately, the price of paying cash and accepting
service from a solo Pet Sitter means that
1) Insurance will not be available
to cover your pet’s enormous Emergency Vet Bills in the event of an incident
They have no support network to rely on to replace them if they have to attend
to a family emergency and can’t complete the booking.
3) There’s no trace of agreement for services. What happens if you want a refund?
4) There’s no accountability for them
to even carry the job through to completion diligently every day. Solo
Sitters can just say no, and become uncontactable.
5) There is no third
party keeping them accountable or contactable. Remember, con artists usually
con people because they initially come across as nice people.