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 Long Can You Leave Your Dog Alone?
Becoming a dog owner changes your life. You have an amazing bundle of furry joy that now relies on you, so what should you consider when leaving your dog alone.   I’m sure many of us would love to spend all day with our pets and I’m sure some of us have even passed up on invitat...
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...
How can I be a more assertive Pet Sitter or House Sitter?
Sometimes having the confidence to say "sayonara" to a job request or a client up front can mean less stress than if you carried out the job. We give you our top tips to help you be a more assertive pet sitter. 1. Avoid guilt trips. Don’t feel pressured by the Pet Owner and r...
When Should I Turn Down A Pet Sitting Job?
Tips on making your safety as a priority, being assertive, and avoiding problem pet stays As a House Sitter, “meet & greets” are a critical part of a job and should never be skipped. It is a time to suss out the cleanliness of home, the safety of the neighbourhood, the Owners livi...
The Miniature Assassin: Your Guide To Being Tick Smart
It’s winter, the weather’s cold and rainy, meaning you and your pet aren’t spending quite as much time outside. You’d think your pet would be safe from the clutches of the paralysis tick wouldn’t you? Unfortunately, this isn’t the case.  ...
Meet The Cat Is So Cute It Broke The Internet
For all you cat lovers out there, Happy International Cat Day!  On August 8th we celebrated all things cat but one kitten has broken the internet. This image, uploaded to Imgur and viewed thousands of times, seems to be the cause for breaking the internet and becoming a viral sensation. &nbs...
Puppy Profile: Labrador Retriever
The rambunctious Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular family dogs due to their winning personality and love of kids, adults, other pets… everyone. Energetic and sweet these make the ideal dog for those with a large yard.   QUICK FACTS Height: 53cms - 61cms tall at the sho...
Dog Harness Safety
Here at PetCloud, the safety of Pets and the humans that care for them are our top priority, so lets talk about harness safety. There are many styles of dog collars, halters and harnesses. The type you select depends on your dog’s size, training needs and disposition. It is not...
How To Read and Understand Dog Behaviour
When caring for your own dog or pet sitting, you need to be observant to recognise any changes in the dogs behaviour. Use this guide to help you recognise important body language signals and get to know how they are feeling. If you're concerned about your dog's behaviour, we recommend ...