Reasons to become a pet sitter

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Why should I become a pet sitter?


There are many reasons why pet sitting is a fulfilling and fun activity to get into. And not only this: now is the perfect time to take advantage of the upcoming Christmas period! 

Here are just some of the reasons why you might consider jumping on board the Pawshake pet-sitting community:


1) Pet sitting is a super rewarding experience

Whatever the reason, knowing you are saving the day and relieving a pet parent’s worry is one of the most rewarding parts of pet sitting! A pet owner might be in desperate need for someone to look after their fur baby while on a first holiday in years. They might even need help while dealing with a big life event, such as moving house or having a hospital stay. 

2) Pet sitting allows you to spend time with adorable pets

Needless to say, the main perk of pet sitting is getting to spend time with cute animals! This includes not only cute dogs and cats, but also mice, birds, fish, and rabbits as well. Spending time with pets is great for your mental health, as well as your physical health if you’re out and about doing dog walking. 

3) Pet sitting is a great way to earn some extra cash

Things are getting busier on Pawshake, and now is a great time to pet sit and earn some extra income while doing something fun. You might want to put some cash aside for Christmas bills or to help pay for groceries or the petrol bill. Either way, Pawshake allows you to set your own prices for your work, and to take on as much or as little as you want. 

4) Pet sitting is a handy skill

Being a pet sitter is a great extra skill to have on your resume, especially if you want to work with animals as a career. Plus, if you are currently studying veterinary science or dog training this, is a perfect side hustle to help you through your studies! Pet sitting is hands-on, enriching, and can vary day-to-day between all the different temperaments and breeds of furry clients you’ll meet.

5) Pet sitting is great if you already have a pet

Especially for dog owners - if your dog would love some canine companionship, doggy daycare or dog boarding is a great way to introduce them to new furry friends. Likewise, if your puppy needs socialisation, pet sitting is a great way for them to learn those essential skills from other dogs.


How do I become a pet sitter?

Join us by signing up below to create a profile! If you have experience caring for pets, are responsible, and communicate well with clients, then we definitely recommend giving pet sitting a try.