Pet Minder Tips


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 but if the worst should happen and a pet require emergency vet care is it really worth risking not being insured for the couple of extra dollars?   Pet and house sitter is a wonderful and rewarding job but also has a lot of responsibi...
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 November is Dee
This month we are highlighting Dee who loves all animals and has over 20 years experience in the pet industry with an impressive list of speciality skills.   After an injury at a former job, Dee decided to re-assess her career and decide to become a pet sitter with PetCloud. Dee couldn'...
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...
Jobs For Seniors - Pet-loving Baby Boomers have hit on a cute source of extra Money
The sharing economy isn’t just for Gen Y’s as would be retirees are now working smarter not harder. New research from PetCloud shows while only 3% of their pet carers offering services are over the age of 55, they complete over 20% of all jobs.   They are smashing their...
Sitter of the Month for September is NICOLE!
This month we are highlighting Nicole who has always had a passion for loving and caring for animals - its who she is!!   Nicole found PetCloud through being a staff member at the RSPCA and signed up straight away as she loves that a percentage from each booking is donated back to the ...
How To Read Dog Body Language: The Basics
It is a common misconception that if a dog’s tail is wagging it is happy, today we explore how to understand a dogs’ body language better.   Decoding a dogs' body language will allow you to understand how they are feeling and what their intentions are with the human and othe...
Sitter of the Month for August is AMY!
This month we are highlighting Amy who goes the extra mile for her clients by offering great personalised service. She actually became a pet sitter by change when helping out a bride in need.  I’ve been with PetCloud for: 1 year Occupation: Reservations Manager as a serious job and...
How To Have Great Communication with Clients
The ability to communicate effectively with any work arrangement is essential, no matter what industry you work in. In the digital age, Pet Sitters should know how to effectively convey and receive messages in person as well as via phone, email, and video calls.  Here are the top 10 communic...