What Are Badges and How Do Sitters Earn Them?

by Catherine Tucker / Pet Minder Tips / 21 Jul 2017

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When you are scrolling through your listing you may notice colourful badges under your profile picture. Want to know what are these little badges, what they mean and how they can get you more bookings?

In order for a Pet Owner to reach out to a stranger on a pet sitting website to mind their pet involves a huge amount of trust.  

For a pet owner badges make it quick and easy to find a suitable sitter and for pet sitter earning these badges will draw pet owners to your listing and increase your chance of being booked.

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So if you want to earn badges on your profile check out this easy guide for what each badge means and how you can achieve them.

WHAT DO THE BADGES MEAN?

 RSPCA Accredited - These Sitters have earned their RSPCA Qld Accredited Sitter badge to show they have the skills and knowledge it takes to give dogs & cats excellent standard of care.

First Aid First Aid - These Pet Sitters have shown proof in obtaining formal First Aid from a recognised institution

Police Checked Police Checked - Get a Background Check badge by completing a voluntary background check with our partner. PetCloud offers background checks so that this can add credibility to your sitter profile and attract new clients to your services.

Reliable Reliable - This Sitter has proven themselves to be reliable in providing responsible pet sitting care

Responsive Responsive - This Sitter gives timely responses to questions and messages.

PetCloud Preferred Sitter PetCloud Preferred Sitter - These Sitters are a part of the "PetCloud Preferred". This badge says these Sitters have expertise, experience, and close attention to sitter quality and performance. Become a part of the "PetCloud Preferred" and get the badge that shouts out your expertise, experience, and close attention to sitter quality and performance. Many of PetCloud's best sitters are members of the PetCloud Preferred and pet owners look out for this badge.

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HOW DO I ACHIEVE THEM?

 RSPCA Accredited RSPCA Accredited - These Sitters have earned their RSPCA Qld Accredited Sitter badge by visiting the Learning Portal from the dashboard, read the PetCloud Sitter Success Handbook, take and pass the RSPCA Accredited Dog & Care Care course, and we can display your new Training badge on your profile too!
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First Aid First Aid - These Pet Sitters have shown proof in obtaining formal First Aid from a recognised institution. To receive this badge please email the team at Petcloud, service@petcloud.com.au with a copy of your certification.

Police Checked Police Checked - Get a Background Check badge by completing a voluntary background check with our partner. You can complete your background check by logging in, heading to your verification badge and clicking on Police Check.
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ReliableReliable - Sitter must have completed a minimum of 10 bookings and not cancelled on any bookings 24 hours after a meet and greet has occurred and both parties have agreed the booking will go ahead.

Responsive Responsive –  Sitter must login to the website daily and respond to message from pet owners within a 4 hours to earn this badge to earn this badge.

PetCloud Preferred Sitter PetCloud Preferred Sitter – To become part of our Preferred Sitter Pack:

  • Display a high-quality profile, including a well-written description and at least three photos of yourself and your home.
  • Complete at least 5 stays.
  • Maintain an average rating of at least 4.5 stars.
  • Present an availability calendar that’s consistently up to date.
  • Respond to at least 90% of requests within 24 hours.

 

If you have completed the requirements for any of these badges but they are not displaying on your profile please contact your support team at service@petcloud.com.au

 

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