Pet Minder Tips


Pet Sitter Self-Care To Revamp Your Business and Life
What do you think of when you hear “self-care”? Like many of us you may think of a mani-pedi, bubbles baths or a new hairdo. While these are great ways to take time out for yourself let’s explore how to take care of the most important asset in your pet sitting business, YOU! ...
How a Smart phone can be a Pet Sitter’s best friend
Damage caused by Pets during their stay, aggressive behaviour, or even vet medical issues can challenge even the most experienced pet sitters.  Sometimes capturing the behaviour or health state of the pet will stand you in good stead if evidence is required for an insurance claim. Towards th...
Making wise decisions about Pet Sitting Bookings
Meet and Greets with the Owner's pet/s will help you know whether pets are likely to be suitable.   1. Energy Levels Research the breed's behavioural characteristics and tendencies. Are they a low energy lap dog? or a high-energy racing dog or guard dog with hunting or high pro...
7 Essentials A Kitten Can’t Live Without
You’ve just welcomed a tiny, adorable ball of kitteny fluff into your home and whether as a new fur parent or pet carer you won’t be able to stop smiling when this cutie is in the room!   While cats are a relatively easy pet to care for, to make them feel comfortable and happy i...
Christmas Safety: 7 Top Tips For Dogs
Tis the season to be jolly and of course our furry friends will be going the fun festivities with the rest of your family and friends. Whether it’s your own pooch or one visiting for the holidays there are some potential dangers present for furkids during the festive season. To ensure yo...
How To Make A Good First Impression During A Meet & Greet
First impressions last! Did you know it only take 7 seconds when first meeting someone to form a first impression? Here are some tips on how to make sure you're putting your best foot forward when meeting pet sitting clients. Outside Tidy the garden, pull out weeds, rake up fa...
10 Daily Body Checks For Pets
As a pet sitter or owner of a furry four legged pet these are your must have tips to know what checks to perform on a pet dog or cat on a daily basis to keep them happy and healthy!   Keeping an eye out for early signs of medical problems is one of the most important things you ca...
Cash Jobs Won’t Protect You When It Counts
As a sitter, it may be tempting to take a cash jobs or as a pet owner, you think "Why not just do cash?" But if the worst should happen and a pet require emergency vet care is it really worth risking not being insured?   Pet and house sitting is great option for pet...
Expenses & Claimable Tax Deductions for Pet Sitting
The Australian Taxation Office has a web page listing allowable expenses you can claim depending upon what industry you are in, but they haven’t included specific deductions for the Pet Sitting industry.   So while this is article is not taxation advice, we have put together a list of...
Sitter of the Month for October is Nichola
This month we are highlighting Nichola and her two boys who work as a family to care for the pets they sit.   Nichola's boys have always wanted to have dog but as a single mum it was too costly, so pet sitting was the best option for the animal loving family. Through PetCloud pet s...